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Blase Reviews S Brian Willson’s “Don’t Thank Me for My Service”

One of the privileges of my life was to travel Nicaragua with Brian Willson after his “death and resurrection.” The Sandinista people welcomed him with their highest honors and heartfelt love. We traveled the entire nation in a rickety helicopter at tree top level.  The illegal,...
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Blase Reviews Vagabond’s “EXTREME: An Anthology for Social and Environmental Justice”

We live in a time of EXTREME and most of the extreme is negative. This negativity is a dark reflection on wrong answers. To ignore this raging truth is to live in a state of denial. Fear and hate are the long standing blanket over the aching truth. Artists and risk walk together....
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How to End the Threat of Nuclear War

The following is a talk given by Blase Bonpane on August 5th, 2018, at the Chain Reaction peace sculpture in Santa Monica, California, at a vigil in remembrance of the nuclear holocaust in Hiroshima. HOW TO END THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR A thought from Howard Zinn....
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Blase Says Goodbye to World Focus after Half a Century of Broadcasting

After 50 years of broadcasting, Blase is signing off of World Focus.  Blase’s commentaries and his guests on World Focus were truth-tellers with a passion for justice, human rights, and peace.  It’s an understatement to say he will be missed.  Here is his message:...
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Blase’s Commentary on Militarism and Events in Palestine

Today, my thoughts are going to come mainly not from the Palestinian world but actually from the Jewish community. I think this is where we’re seeing so much good analysis and active dissent. And we’re getting comments from all over the world. Here’s one that...
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Blase Interviews David Hartung & Jeff Cohen

I’m privileged today to have David Hartung as a guest. David is a friend of a half century. Way back in the 1960s he was a representative for the American Friends Service Committee in Washington DC. Since that time David has documented that half century in his book, Waging...
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Blase Interviews Ann Wright

Well, friends, we’ve had a lot of talk about the second amendment and the “right” of an individual to have a gun, and recently former supreme court justice Stevens said we should abolish the second amendment. Well, maybe he’s right, but the fact is that...
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Blase Interviews Medea Benjamin and Gwen Kirk

I’ve very privileged today to have as a guest again Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange. One of the most prominent members of the international movement for peace. Welcome, Medea. Medea: Hey, Blase. Great to be on with you.  Blase: My pleasure. I saw...
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Blase with Mimi Kennedy and Matthew Hoh

I’m privileged today to have a friend of many years as a guest. Mimi Kennedy currently stars as Marjorie, the voice of reason and AA sponsor to Christie and Bonnie on the Chuck Lorie comedy Mom. Together with the laughs of this program, watched by as many as 8 million...
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Blase Interviews Kathy Kelly

Friends, I’m privileged today to have Kathy Kelly as a guest. Kathy is an internationally recognized member of the peace movement. She has been unembedded as a witness to our wars of terror in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other places. It’s been my special honor to know...
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