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Blase Interviews Labor for Standing Rock

Friends, today we’re going to talk about Standing Rock. We’d like to say a few words about indigenous people. First I’d like to go to the Declaration of Independence, where our forefathers are talking about insurrections and they’re blaming them on the...
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Blase Interviews Paul Baker Hernandez

Friends, this was a week of demonstrations. There were 600 peace demonstrations this week. The biggest was at the Pentagon on September 26th – an absolutely magnificent gathering of people in non-violent resistance. People of conscience went to the Pentagon, the seat of US...
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Blase Interviews Mary Beth Sullivan

You know, friends, maybe one percent of our congresspeople are peacemakers. It’s just not enough. The republican / democrat pendulum is not doing it. So we have a person who served so well in the congress, Dennis Kucinich, and he spoke to us this week about the monstrous...
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Blase Interviews Medea Benjamin and Alli McCracken

I’m privileged to have Medea Benjamin as a guest. She’s one of the best known and most effective of the 21st century peacemakers. Her book Drone Warfare shows how weapons created an extreme armed response. Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group...
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Blase Interview Professor Stephen Zunes

Today I’m privileged to have Dr. Stephen Zunes.  Dr. Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as coordinator of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. Recognized as one the country’s leading...
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Blase’s Commentary on Peace Journalism vs War Journalism

Friends, the father of Peace Studies, Johan Galtung, a Norweigan professor, has given a definition of two kinds of journalism. One is called war and violence journalism, and that’s what the commercial media gives us. Now, what does that include, according to Galtung? It...
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Blase’s Commentary on Taxation, Lobbyists and the Pentagon

Just think. Young millennials have never known peace. They’ve only known war as our constant way of life. So imagine today that we are in a high school class for honor students. Yes, millennials! Well, the first question is: where did the slogan taxation without...
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Blase Interviews Mark Manning

Hello, friends, and welcome to World Focus. There was a wonderful gathering of peace and justice organizations recently, and I want you to hear a few of the words spoken there. The victims – both dead and alive – of the two greatest terrorist actions in world history...
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Blase’s Commentary on Nuclear Weapons

Friends, Joseph Gerson who has served in the American Friends Service Committee for over half a century is sending out a notice which is really not just another post. It’s about a campaign Japanese organizations and other organizations all over the world have launched...
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Blase’s Commentary on War, Nukes & the Beloved Community

You know that theme song couldn’t be more appropriate, really. Fear and the manipulation of fear is the primary tool of corrupt politics, and we’ve heard so much of it recently. Well, we go ahead. There were some very great speeches at the Democratic Convention. They...
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