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World Focus – September 10, 2017 – Blase’s Commentary on North Korea

Friends, we’ve had many comments regarding the racist violence that has gone on. According to David Swanson, the answer to racist violence is not anti-racist violence or pacifism. The idea that those are the only two choices is ridiculous. I would mention that this is a...
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World Focus – September 3, 2017 – Matthew Hoh

I’m privileged to have Matthew Hoh as a guest. He’s a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, a former director of the Afghan Study Group. Matthew is also a former Marine Corps officer who took part in the Iraq war. In 2009, he resigned his state...
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World Focus – August 27, 2017 – Addicted to War; Interview with Frank Dorrel

World Focus – August 27, 2017 – Addicted to War When will hold American officials and military accountable for killing tens of thousands of civilians in Mosul? One city only! And for conducting a cynical propaganda campaign to minimize accountability and worldwide...
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Blase Interviews Greg Palast

Hello friends. I’m privileged today to have a man that the Guardian called “the most important investigative reporter of our time, up there with Woodward and Bernstein.” Palast has broken front page stories for BBC Television, News Night, the Guardian and Nation...
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Blase Interviews Melvin Goodman

Friends, I’m privileged today to have Melvin Goodman on World Focus. Mel began his career in intelligence with the US Army, where he worked as a cryptographer. He went on to teach at the National War College as a professor of international security and is currently adjunct...
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Blase’s Commentary on Jeremy Scahill in Conversation with Alfred McCoy

You know, friends, teaching for many years, I thought it was extremely important to ask students their opinion. In fact, many tests that I gave were simply what is your opinion of such and such. Why is that important? Because it tells us where we stand. No some students told me...
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Blase Interviews Rebecca Gordon

Friends, we’re very proud of the thousands who marched this week calling for Trump’s impeachment. Thousands gathered for the march downtown here in Los Angele, and it was one of the biggest turnouts of the nearly 50 impeachment marches all across the country....
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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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