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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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Blase’s Commentary on “The Unspoken”

Our former secretary of defense Mr. Perry warns that the danger of nuclear biocide is imminent. People from another planet would see this destruction drawing near, the destruction of human life, and know this danger is being caused by sociopathic, profit-seeking warmongers...
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Blase’s Commentary on Ethics, Policing and the MIC

Well, we know that two weeks ago I covered with you the concept of the Beloved Community. Last week we covered the basic principles of non-violence. In the past week, we’ve seen both the warfare model and the Beloved Community model. The warfare model is sniping murder from...
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Blase’s Commentary on Independence Day

I’d like to wish you all Happy Independence Day. We see that the Nation Magazine edition of July this year recalls one of their magazines back in 1979 when Carrie McWilliams asked Mohammad Ali to run for congress. And he thanked the nation and thanked Carrie McWilliams, but...
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Blase’s Commentary on the Beloved Community

Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King inspired John Lewis’ to understand civil disobedience in the fight against poverty, racism and militarism. Lewis did not forget the methodology when he went on the the House of Representatives. Last week, it was time for him to make his...
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Blase’s Commentary on Orlando

You heard a few extra verses of my son’s song this morning because of the elections taking place and the concern for the gay community. Well, friends, these lives are reverently remembered, and it’s a deeply appreciated gesture on the part of the commercial media. It...
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Blase’s Commentary on the Military Takeover of the US

Well, friends, two things are going on simultaneously, seemingly unrelated. One is a election circus, and the other – and we are very aware of the election circus, we’ve heard nothing else for about two and a half years now – a completely out-of-control...
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Blase Interviews Lisa Sullivan

I’m very privileged today to have Lisa Sullivan as a guest. She has some three decades of work experience all over Venezuela, first as a Maryknoll lay missionary and then as the Latin American Representative for the School of the Americas Watch. So I would consider her one...
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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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