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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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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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