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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

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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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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Syrian Disaster: Diane Wilson and Keith James

Well, we have another war brewing and we have some observations here from the quagmire in Afghanistan to the quagmire in Syria.  It states Supporters of the United States’ twelve-year quagmire in Afghanistan cheered the news today that the U.S. would strive to achieve a seamless...
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Elizabeth McAlister; Blase’s Comments on Sister Megan Rice and the Transform Now Plowshares Trial

I’m very privileged today to have Elizabeth McAlister as a guest.  Elizabeth McAlister is co-founder of Jonah House, a faith-based community center which is centered around nonviolence, resistance, and community.  The great and history-making actions for peace that have radiated...
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Stansfield Smith

I’m privileged today to have Stansfield Smith as guest.  Stansfield Smith is a longtime anti-war and solidarity activist.  He’s written for the Monthly Review and he recently returned from North Korea and has written about his experience in CounterPunch (www.counterpunch.org)....
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