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Keith McHenry speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
August 29, 2016 07:56 PM PDT

This morning we speak with Keith McHenry, Keith is the co-founder of Food Not Bombs. FNB is a loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others.Its ideology is that myriad corporate and government priorities are skewed to allow hunger to persist in the midst of abundance. To demonstrate this (and to reduce costs), a large amount of the food served by the group is surplus food from grocery stores, bakeries and markets that would otherwise go to waste. This group exhibits a form of franchise activism.

Nancy Isenberg Speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
July 12, 2016 04:33 AM PDT

Today we talk with Nancy about her new book, White Trash, In her groundbreaking history of the class system in America, extending from colonial times to the present, Nancy Isenberg takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing––if occasionally entertaining––poor white trash

The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds

Eric Metaxas speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
June 20, 2016 09:08 PM PDT

Eric Metaxas talks with us about his new book, If You Can Keep IT, The Forgotten Promise Of American Liberty. Eric is best known for two biographies, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery about William Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He has also written humor, children's books, and scripts for VeggieTales. Metaxas is the founder and host of the NYC-based event series, "Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life" and the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Eric Metaxas Show

Benjamin Day speaks with Peace & Justice Report
April 18, 2016 07:08 PM PDT

We speak with Benjamin Day about Single Payer Healthcare, Ben is the Executive Director of Healthcare-NOW , prior to which he served as the Executive Director of Mass-Care, the Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, from 2006 to 2013. Ben has published a range of peer-reviewed articles and reports on healthcare reform, including “State Health Reform Flatlines” (2008), “Why Has the Press Failed Us in Reporting on Health Care Reform?” (2009), The Massachusetts Model of Health Reform in Practice (2011), “The Affordable Care Act and Medical Loss Ratios” (2015), and others.

Tom Hastings speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
April 04, 2016 06:42 PM PDT

This week we speak with Tom Hastings,Tom is co-coordinator of the undergraduate program in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University. He is a former member of the Governing Council of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), former co-chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and is on the boards of both the IPRA Foundation and the Oregon Peace Institute, as well as the Academic Advisory Council of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He is Founding Director of PeaceVoice, a program of the Oregon Peace Institute, and has written several books and many articles about nonviolence and other peace and conflict topics. He is a former Plowshares resister, a nonviolence trainer, a founding member of two Catholic Worker communities.

Dahr Jamail speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
March 28, 2016 06:21 PM PDT

We speak with Dar about his latest dispatch on Truthout.org, Climate Disruption in Overdrive: Submerged Cities and Melting that "feeds on itself." Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last ten years, and has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.

Ron Warner speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
February 15, 2016 07:48 PM PST

Today we talk with Dr Ron Warner, Ron is
a Clinical Psychologist who is a Professor at the University of Toronto.
During the last 6 years his private practice has been devoted to treating
traumatized soldiers and veterans using the Positive Psychology approach. During the 4 years he worked as a contract psychologist at the Canadian Forces Base at Kingston Ontario, he started the first Post - Traumatic group treatment approach.

Christina Bellamy speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
February 15, 2016 07:27 PM PST

Today we speak with Christina Bellamy, Christina will be talking with us about her volunteer work with the Alternatives To Violence Project. AVP/USA is an association of community based groups and prison based groups offering experiential workshops in personal growth and creative conflict management. The national organization provides support for the work of these local groups
AVP is a nationwide and worldwide association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict resolution, responses to violence, and personal growth.

Joe Simonetta speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
January 18, 2016 08:04 PM PST

Today we speak with Joe Simonetta, Joe has written sevaral books, his latest book is One, A Global Belief System.
We talk with Joe about how the religious mentality of my truth and tribe versus your truth and tribe has resulted in nothing but interminable conflict and chaos. An obstacle to human progress, these primitive beliefs must be replaced by a nonreligious, reality-based, understanding of what is sacred in our world that we cannot, at our peril, violate, damage, dishonor, or destroy.

Celeste Helm speaks with the Peace & Justice Report
January 03, 2016 06:47 AM PST

This week we talk with Celeste Helm about
her 2014 and 2015 experiences working with World Teach in the township of Masiphumelele (Masi) in the Cape Peninsula, south of Cape Town, South Africa. She discusses with us her experiences as the manager of the community center known as the "Pink House."

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