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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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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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