Flashpoints Daily Newsmag 08-13-12. Syria update. 2012 campaign financing. Palestine podcast by FLASHPOINTS NEWS MAGAZINE published on 2012-08-14T00:07:51Z Today on Flashpoints, we return to the escalating situation in Syria with a report by our special correspondent in Damascus. Next we take a longer view of the 2012 elections hype by focusing on the issue of campaign financing and disclosure. Today, we also pay tribute to Haitian activist Lovinsky Pierre Antoine who was kidnapped and disappeared five years ago in Haiti. Finally, we also feature our regular segment with Nora Barrows-Friedman and the Electronic Intifada.