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OOA’s Recommendations for Giving to Nepal

When disaster strikes as with the recent earthquake in Nepal, people often wonder the best way to help.  For trusted organizations where the majority of the money goes directly to those in need, the OOA recommends Oxfam, Doctors Without Borders,  Operation USA and Habitat for...
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Blase’s Commentary on Religious Dogma and Militarism; Joined by Theresa and Blase Martin

Well, friends – did you ever think that April 2015 would represent the largest labor protest in world history? I’m sure you didn’t, and neither did I. We’re so extremely happy about what took place in over 200 cities around the country. Connected with the...
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William Hartung on the Military Industrial Complex

Friends, did you ever think that April 2015 would represent the largest labor protest in our history? I’m sure many of you didn’t. Did you ever think that such a movement would converge with Black Lives Matter, a drive to end police murder and police perjury? Well,...
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Blase Remembers Eduardo Galeano – September, 1940 to April, 2015

OFFICE OF THE AMERICAS mourns the death of Eduardo Galeano, champion of justice and peace with the ability to put reality into unforgettable prose and poetry. I had a memorable meeting with Eduardo in Nicaragua during the Contra War. I thanked him for including my words in his...
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Blase’s Commentary on Yemen & the US Arms Trade

NOTE:  The following is a rush transcript and may not be in its final form. Hello, this is Blase Bonpane. Welcome to World Focus. I want to comment about the conflict in Yemen. There is so much confusion and we look to scholars and journalists who are capable of unraveling this...
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Blase to Speak in North Hills, CA – April 26

Blase will be speaking on the topic, “On the Wrong Side of History:  US Policy and the Need for Repentance” at The Onion, the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, located at 9550 Haskell Avenue, North Hills, CA, on Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 am. Repentance implies...
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Blase’s Commentary on the Iran Negotiations

Hello, friends. This is Blase Bonpane. Well, we’re happy to see the Iran deal, a game-changer for the Middle East, and we’re very interested in the comments made by Phyllis Bennis. She has been very clear on this issue from the start. She writes: “The...
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