310-450-1185 | SPEAKER REQUEST

Blase Welcomes Theresa Bonpane: A Celebration of Resistance and Hope

Well, be sure to visit our website, officeoftheamericas.org, where you’ll find lists and tips and inspiration for organizing at this critical time. I’m privileged to have today one of the great peace organizers of our time. She’s a founder of the Office of the...
Read More →

Blase with a Christmas Pledge of Resistance

I’d like to wish you a blessed Christmas Day. I was thinking today of WWI, which was an orgy of international insanity in pursuit of profit. We remember those old songs: “You’re a grand old flag, Give my regards to Broadway, Send the word, the Yanks are coming,...
Read More →

Blase’s Commentary on the Legacy of Hiroshima

Well, our president has been the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima since World War II. Two nuclear attacks. During his address, Mr. Obama called on nations to pursue a world without nuclear weapons. He said the memory of the 6th of August 1945 must never fade. But he...
Read More →

Blase’s Commentary on the Futility of American Militarism

Friends, there seems to be a near-complete disconnect between a presidential circus, which lasts about two and a half years, and the real politics of impending World War III. The circus does not want to deal with this war. That might not be entertaining enough. What is...
Read More →

Blase’s Commentary on Cuba

Well, friends, there is so much misinformation and disinformation about Cuba that you pretty much have to reinvent the wheel every time you talk about it. Fidel Castro visited the United States after President Eisenhower recognized the revolutionary government in 1959. Fidel...
Read More →

Blase Interviews Carla Ortiz

I’m privileged to have Carla Ortiz as my guest. Carla is the producer of Olvidados, a film in which she also stars.  Olvidados, or Forgotten, was Bolivia’s Foreign Language Film submission for the 87th Academy Awards. It was filmed in Bolivia, Argentina, and New York....
Read More →

Blase Interviews David Hartsough and Jodie Evans

Hello, friends. I’m privileged to have today two internationally known peacemakers as guests. David Hartsough and Jodie Evans. First I’d like to welcome David Hartsough. David is the executive director of Peace Workers and co-founder of the Non-Violent Peace Force....
Read More →

Blase Interviews Professor David Vine

Hello, friends. Today I’m privileged to have Professor David Vine on World Focus. David’s new book is Base Nation: How US Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. David Vine is Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washingto...
Read More →

Blase’s Commentary on the Iran Deal

Friends, this was a wonderful week. Last Monday I had the pleasure of joining the captain and crew of the Golden Rule Peace Boat. We met at Marina del Rey, then had a gathering at the Chain Reaction in Santa Monica. The historic Golden Rule peace boat, lovingly restored by...
Read More →

Blase Interviews Max Blumenthal

This is the anniversary of the end of Israel’s latest Gaza massacre. The outrage of conscious citizens of the world continues, as corporate media continues its charade of blaming the victim, something we are very accustomed to in the US, as we hear meaningless and false...
Read More →