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Tents-4-Homeless Project

The OOA believes that a safe haven and shelter is a basic human right.  Our friends at the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law are working to make sure that the homeless of Los Angeles have that basic human right during inclement weather.  If you have an old tent you...
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Blase Available for Interviews on Pope Francis

Why Pope Francis is “Reaching More People”         Interviews Available Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. on Sept. 22 and is scheduled to meet with President Obama and speak to Congress. In New York, he will speak at the United Nations and then visit Philadelphia...
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Oxfam Helps Syrian Refugees

More than four million people have fled the conflict in Syria that has reportedly claimed more than 220,000 lives and triggered a massive exodus to neighboring countries. Oxfam is actively working to help Syrian refugees in this crisis; if you can help, please join the OOA in...
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A Budding New Peace Artist (and he’s a Blase, too!)

Thanks to Blase and Theresa’s grandson, Blase Jairo, who, following in his grandparents’ peace-loving footsteps, drew this amazing and important piece of artwork after reading Joel Andreas’ essential book, “Addicted to War: Why the US Can’t Kick...
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Never again—Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s 70th Anniversary Commemoration

The following is Blase’s Commentary on the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A holocaust began on this day in 1945 and has continued to the present. Some 30 million people have been sacrificed. It was then Korea, Indo-China, Central...
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Support Diplomacy by Patrick Bonner

Thank you to Patrick Bonner for this important article. In 1953, the CIA engineered a coup that overthrew the popular elected president of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, replacing him with the Shah (King), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Initially proposed by Britain in order to maintain its...
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Blase’s Commentary on the Pope’s Encyclical

The response to Blase’s three part commentary on Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical, On the Care of Our Common Home, which was broadcast on World Focus, was extraordinary.    Due to the overwhelming interest in these commentaries, we’re now offering a spiral bound...
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Blase’s Commentary on the Pope’s Encyclical – Part 3

Hello friends. Based on many requests, we are continuing our examination of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Our Common Home. I may not give the best analysis of this important document, with all my failings, but I will do my best to interpret what he said. I have read all 180...
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Blase on KPFA – Berkeley

On June 21st, 2015, Blase was a guest on KPFA radio out of Berkeley, California talking about Haitians in the Dominican Republic.  You’ll hear Blase’s commentary around time marker 12:40 on this podcast.
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“Paying the Price for Peace” in Final Production

“Paying the Price for Peace” is the story of Vietnam veteran and OOA friend, S. Brian Willson, who has been a long-time and unrelenting non-violent activist for peace.  Brian, who in 1987 was run over by a US government munitions train during peaceful protest, is also...
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