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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 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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Blase Interviews Veterans for Peace Members

Hello friends. We gave a song-fighter here today who many of you may know, Dr. Ross Altman. Probably the best, most literate topical song writer working in Los Angeles today. He’s a doctor of English literature but traded his professorship for a life as a political...
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