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Blase’s Commentary on Militarism and the Culture of Death

Friends, we’re very proud of the work that has been done by Code Pink and so many others. The Conference of Mayors represented 253 attending mayors from big cities like New York and Los Angeles. It was in opposition to Trump’s call for an additional 54 billion dollars...
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A Special Message

Today, we’d like to offer a special message, one that we consider important in today’s increasingly polarized society.   OOA is, and has been for its history, a proponent for peace and social justice movements.  Though we encourage respectful discussion, we are...
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MIGUEL D’ESCOTO…PRESENTE! PRESENTE! PRESENTE!

We had a certain difficulty with Miguel in the correct pronunciation of “sheets.”(Morning Duties) We suggested that he use the word “linens.”  An amazing life of constant growth and courage.  The Sandinistas were blooming in Los Angeles in 1977. Very frequent demonstrations right...
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Blase’s Commentary on Russophobia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and more…

We’re very happy about the women’s march to ban the bomb. Thousands of women gathered in New York City and around the world, and of course in LA, to protest nuclear weapons and in support of their prohibition. It’s important to understand that 130 governments...
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Blase to Speak at Ban the Bomb Rally

This Saturday, June 17th there will be a Ban the Bomb rally in LA at the corner of Highland and Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, from 9 to 11am, sponsored by Women’s Ban the Bomb LA.  Blase will be speaking around 9:30am and we hope to see you there.  Organizers ask that you...
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Blase Interviews Regis Tremblay (part 2)

Friends, today I’m privileged to have Regis Tremblay, director of the new and very important documentary: 30 Seconds to Midnight. Welcome, Regis Tremblay. Regis: Thank you, Blase. Blase: Your film is essentially a final wake up call. The human species is on the brink of...
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Blase Interview Regis Tremblay

I want to wish you a happy Memorial Day. Let’s hope we can get busy and avoid a memorial day for the human species. Don’t Mourn, Organize – and that’s what we’re doing. I am privileged today to have filmmaker Regis Tremblay with me today on World...
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Blase Interviews Kathy Kelly

Friends, I’m really very privileged today to have one of the leaders in the international peace movement, Kathy Kelly. She’s the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence. She’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize many times. Our friendship began...
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Blase Interviews Toby Lemay and Eleanor Levin

 Friends, this is no ordinary time. A great awakening is taking place, which is a joy to the heart. Millions of people are coming out for justice and peace all over the world. We’d like to let you know that our website has a lot of information for you if you’re moved...
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Blase’s Commentary on Judgement at Nuremberg

Friends, there’s a very important film that aired on PBS. Judgement at Nuremberg, a 1961 American courtroom drama directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spenser Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maxemillian Shell, Marlena Detrich, Judy Garland, Montgomery Cliff...
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