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Blase Interviews Jim Lafferty

Friends, I’m privileged to have a former general manager of KPFK with us, Jim Lafftery. He’s the executive director emeritus of the National Lawyer’s Guild in Los Angeles. That’s the organization that protects protestors from interference by the police...
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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...
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Blase Interviews Marjorie Cohn

We’re privileged to have Marjorie Cohn on World Focus. Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where she taught for 25 years. The former president of the National Lawyers Guild and criminal defense attorney is a legal scholar, political analyst...
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Blase Interviews Colonel Ann Wright

I’m privileged today to have one of the leaders of the international peace movement, Colonel Ann Wright, who served 29 years in the US Army and Army Reserves and retired as a colonel. She also served 16 years as a US diplomat in the US and around the world, including...
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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,...
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Blase’s Commentary on the Imperative of Resistance

Well, friends, the “electors” are meeting tomorrow. What did Alexander Hamilton have to say about the electoral college – which has been so bad, so archaic?  This maybe the first time it could prove useful. This is Federalist Paper 68 from 1788. Nothing was more...
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Blase’s Commentary on War, Trump and Resistance

Friends, at this time of Thanksgiving, having just received a major blow to so many of our aspirations, and as we continue our organizing with great haste, it is a good time of year to reflect on our blessings and to do what we are able for those who do not share the same bounty....
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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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