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Bernstein is the host and executive
producer of Flashpoints, a daily news magazine broadcast on Pacifica Radio. He
is an award-winning investigative reporter,
essayist and poet. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York
Times, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and many other publications in the US and
around the world. He is the recipient of the Art of Peace Award, the
International Service Journalism Award from Friends World College, and six
Project Censored awards for investigative reporting. In 2009, Pulse Media named
him one of the “20 Top Global Media Figures.”
Bernstein is also a widely published poet, and the
author, most recently, of Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom, which
received the 2012 Literary Achievement Award from Artist Embassy International.
His poetry has
appeared in the New York Quarterly, Chimaera, Bat City Review, The Progressive,
Texas Observer, ZYZZYVA, etc
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The
Color Purple , writes that Special Ed “…is art turned to us through
the eyes of love.” Carol Smaldino says in The Huffington Post that the poems
remind us how “…we are all connected to the sorrows as well as to the grandness
of being human…”
Bernstein, who holds a master’s degree in Education, has
also taught media literacy and special education, working in some of the poorest
communities in New York City and New York State. Bernstein has also taught
writing and reading literacy in various prisons in New York City and New York
State, for the CCNY/John Jay College and Mercy College.
SHARE Friday, May 10, 2019 Stefania Maurizi on How Julian Assange Changed Journalism
Stefania Maurizi is an investigative journalist for the Italian daily la Repubblica and the author of two books; "Dossier WikiLeaks: Segreti Italiani" and "Una Bomba, Dieci Storie." She has for years worked closely with Assange on some of the most significant WikiLeaks releases including "Collateral Murder."
SHARE Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Pilger Excoriates Media on Assange Silence
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and investigative reporter John Pilger takes the gloves off on the continuing attempts to upend WikiLeaks and arrest its founding publisher, Julian Assange, in this interview with Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 29, 2018 Killing a Journalist in Kashmir
In this interview with noted author and editor, Vijay Prashad, Dennis J. Bernstein discusses the recent streetside assassination of journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Kashmir.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 28, 2018 "Ehud Barak Gave the Order to Kill"
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was on the stomp in San Francisco last weekend to promote his new memoir, My Country, My Life. He was met by a group of highly organized young protesters who were interested in a few facts that the former Israeli PM did not include in his new memoir.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 17, 2018 "The Everyday Process of Ethnic Cleansing"
Palestinians protesting at the Gaza fence posed no threat whatsoever and even if they were trying to cross the border, you don't use live fire to kill them, says Diana Buttu in this inerview with Dennis J. Bernstein.
SHARE Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Laughing While Pulling the Trigger
Donald Trump has shown "sadism" against Palestinians who've turned to Ghandian protests but are still being slaughtered by Israel, says Max Blumenthal in this interview with Dennis J. Bernstein.
(16 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 28, 2018 Weapons Inspector Refutes U.S. Syria Chemical Claims
Scott Ritter is arguably the most experienced American weapons inspector and in this interview with Dennis J. Bernstein he levels a frank assessment of U.S. government assertions about chemical weapons use.
SHARE Monday, April 9, 2018 On the Silencing of Julian Assange
Legendary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger and Christine Assange, mother of Julian Assange, spoke to Dennis J. Bernstein and Randy Credico on April 5, about the latest attempt to silence the Wikileaks founder.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 5, 2018 Gaza Protesters Murdered by Israeli Forces
An attack on protesting Palestinians on March 30 by the Israeli military left 18 dead and thousands injured and constitutes mass murder and a blatant war crime, argues Palestinian human rights attorney Diana Buttu in an interview with Dennis J. Bernstein.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 30, 2018 Questioning the Conventional Wisdom of Russian Spy's Poisoning
The recent poisoning of a Russian spy has started a tit-for-tat of expelling diplomats between the US and Russia, an escalation of tensions that deserves serious questioning, explained former ambassador Craig Murray in an interview with Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 22, 2018 Senate Votes to Continue Yemen Devastation
What the establishment press won't tell you is that no less than 25 American lobbying firms worked for the Saudi Arabian government in 2017 to the tune of $16 million, to burnish their image, manage the message, and get massive military contracts for the weapons of war that are now being used to kill, maim and slowly starve millions of civilians in Yemen today.
SHARE Thursday, March 1, 2018 California Dems Withhold Endorsement of Sen. Feinstein
California Democrats did not endorse longstanding Senator Dianne Feinstein for the upcoming primary election, setting the stage for a tough campaign against challengers such as California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
SHARE Friday, January 26, 2018 The Struggle Against Honduras' Stolen Election
Last year's disputed elections in Honduras continue to present a struggle for grassroots activists in the country, who face harsh police and military crackdowns in response to protests, reports Dennis J. Bernstein in the following interview.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 25, 2018 Mainstream Media and Imperial Power
Noted journalist and filmmaker John Pilger's collection of work has been archived by the British Library, but deep-rooted problems of Western media create an increasingly difficult landscape for ethical journalism, as Pilger explained in an interview with Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico.
SHARE Friday, January 19, 2018 Trump Ends Protections for El Salvador
El Salvador is the latest country targeted by the Trump administration's termination of protections for people under TPS, which provides relief for migrants fleeing humanitarian crises, reports Dennis J. Bernstein.