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Blase Bonpane

Blase’s Letter to Judge Thapar in Support of Transform Now Plowshares Activists

January 23, 2014 The Honorable Amul R. Thapar Dear Judge Thapar; I am writing to you on behalf of three patriots and prophets. We are on the verge of a nuclear disaster. Our Air Force Command has just discovered profound misbehavior on the part of service people responsible for...
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Phyllis Bennis

Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus coming to you from KPFK/ Los Angeles. We are podcast and available 24/7 at kpfk.org where we are heard internationally. This Sunday on World Focus I’m privileged to have Phyllis Bennis as my guest. Phyllis Bennis is a...
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Blase’s Commentary on 2013

I want to wish you all a very happy new year and look back a little bit at 2013. I think that Medea Benjamin, one of our great leaders in the peace movement, has done a great job of analyzing 2013. She said We begin the new year with renewed awareness of the effectiveness of...
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David Hartsough and Davis Swanson

Today I’m privileged to have two leaders in the international movement for justice and peace.  And how do we know who are the leaders?  Well, certainly not by purchased elections, rather by the fruits of their lives which produce a nonviolent peaceforce and a serious movement to...
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Colonel Ann Wright

Transcript of Interview with Colonel Ann Wright

Blase’ interview with Colonel Ann Wright from September 8, 2013 is now available as a written transcript.   Click on Transcripts – 2013 and “Read More” at the bottom of the transcript excerpt to download the entire pdf file.
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Colonel Ann Wright

I’m privileged today to have Colonel Ann Wright as my guest.   Colonel Wright served in the US Army for twenty-nine years and then as a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia.   She resigned from the...
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Haskell Wexler and Daryl Hannah

I’m privileged today to have some very special guests.  Haskell Wexler is the only cinematographer with a star on Hollywood Boulevard.  He is probably the most famous cinematographer on the planet.  He is the winner of four Academy Awards, two  for documentaries and two for...
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OOA Updates!

Just to let you know, the OOA’s contact information has changed.  Please click on the Contact Us tab for updated contact information.  And, as always, we’d love to hear from you! And, don’t forget you can always get complete transcripts of Blase’ World...
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Jodie Evans

I’m privileged today to have Jodie Evans as a guest.  Jodie Evans is co-founder and co-director of CODEPINK and has served as a peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist for forty years.  She’s traveled extensively to war zones promoting peaceful resolution...
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Fred Branfman

I’m privileged today to have Fred Branfman as a guest.  Fred Branfman is the author of a number of books on the Indochina War.  He served as Director of Project Air War and is an authority on the secret war conducted in Laos.  His articles have been published in the New York...
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