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Dennis J 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.

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Trump's re-election pitch, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 23, 2020
Trump Could Be "Reelected" Even If He Loses The Electoral College The Republicans could use the fraudulent hysteria they've whipped up about vote-by-mail fraud to steal the presidency in the event that Donald Trump fails to win the Electoral College
Stefania Maurizi, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        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."
Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
Enrique Morones and the need for Angels at the Border, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 16, 2018
Border Angels Fight Trump's Borderland Brutality As Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policy intensifies, an organization founded in 1986 has stepped up its efforts to help families under attack, as Dennis J. Bernstein explains.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Diana Buttu, a Palestinian human rights lawyer, former Bir Zeit University professor, and former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiation team., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Plight of the Rohingya: Ethnic Cleansing, Mass Rape and Monsoons on the Way Dennis J. Bernstein spoke with filmmaker and human rights activist, Jeanne Hallacy, just back with horror stories from Myanmar and the massive Rohingya camps of over 700,000 in neighboring Bangladesh.
Max Blumenthal, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 21, 2018
Embattled Palestinian Knesset Member Fights for Her People's Rights In this interview with Haneen Zoabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, Dennis J. Bernstein discusses Zoabi's feminism, the struggle in Gaza and life in the Israeli parliament.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Boycott Israeli Apartheid, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Russian President Putin meeting with permanent members of the Security Council on March 15, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
Kevin de Leon, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 15, 2018
Korean Olympic Diplomacy Moves Forward Despite U.S. Intransigence An interview by Dennis J. Bernstein with writer, activist and regional expert, Kay Jay Noh, about the big-power politics swirling around the Olympic Games now being held in South Korea.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, at the Department of State, March 21, 2017., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Honduras Nearing Ten Years of Stolen Elections, Neo-Colonial Rule Despite an organized and active grassroots movement, Honduran politics have been repeatedly steamrolled by the self-interests of international ruling elites, as journalist and filmmaker Jesse Freeston explained to Dennis J. Bernstein.
A map of Honduras., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
John Pilger Interview on Wikileaks, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.

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