September 14, 2001
THREE HOUR SPECIAL COVERAGE SATURDAY OF CURRENT WORLD-WIDE CRISIS
ON KPFA'S "FLASHPOINTS"
BERKELEY (Sept. 14) -- In the aftermath of the Twin Towers and
Pentagon hijacking attacks, KPFA's investigative news magazine
program, Flashpoints, will be producing a three-hour special
Saturday. Called "The Drumbeat Toward War," the program will be
aired on KPFA at 9:00AM Pacific Time.
Flashpoints will feature interviews with reporter Robert Fisk of
the London Independent newspaper, noted political critic, Noam
Chomsky, and constitutional attorney, Francis Boyle on the new war
powers legislation. Rania Masri of Peace Action Network will discuss
the situation in Iraq and the continuing attacks on Arab Americans.
There will also be feature reports on Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Palestine, and updates from ground zero in New York City and
For information, call 510-848-6767 extension 244.
"The Drumbeat Toward War" will be streamed live at
http://www.KPFA.org and will be archived at
http://www.flashpoints.net. It will also be available on KU
satellite through KFCF in Fresno. Radio stations interested in
receiving the program should also call the above number.
Meanwhile, Democracy Now!, the critically acclaimed national news
program, is continuing to provide the incisive analysis and
independent voices it has been bringing to the airwaves for nearly
Award-winning host Amy Goodman has been broadcasting since
Tuesday from inside the evacuation zone--just blocks away from
ground zero, what used to be the World Trade Center towers. Amy and
the staff have been staying overnight in order to avoid problems
getting back inside the zone.
The broadcast is being aired by KPFA in Berkeley and the majority
of Pacifica Radio's more than 40 affiliates.
Monday's special will focus on how the anti-globalization
movement is turning to organize an anti-war movement. Democracy Now!
will aslo feature a live report from Afghanistan.
In New York City, Democracy Now! is also being broadcast live on
cable Television-MNN Channel 34 on Manhattan cable.
You can listen to Democracy Now! on the web at:
Until last month, Democracy Now! was broadcast regularly on the
Pacifica Radio network. But as horror spreads from Manhattan to
engulf the world, Pacifica managers continue to silence Democracy
Now! because it is broadcasting off-site from a Pacifica station.
The Democracy Now! staff left Pacifica station WBAI last August
because of harassment and violence from WBAI station management.