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Peace & Justice Report...Long Distance Revolutionary / Stephen Vittoria
October 04, 2013 11:46 AM PDT
This week we had a conversation with Stephen Vittoria, Stephen is the writer, director and co-producer
February 12, 2013 07:28 PM PST
Last week on the Peace & Justice Report we spoke with Bridget Mary Meehan, she is the author of twenty books including Living Gospel Equality Now: Loving in the Heart of God, a story about her journey to priesthood in the women priest movement that is rocking the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church, a holy shakeup that is bringing new life, creativity and justice to the church and beyond. Bridget Mary has a MA in Religious Studies and a DMin from Virginia Episcopal Seminary. She is currently Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program for Global Ministries University. Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and youtube and articles on BridgetMary's Blogspot. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California in the historic ordination of our bishops in the United States on April 19, 2009Rosalie Riegle Discusses her book..Doing Time For Peace
January 23, 2013 09:26 AM PST
Last week we celebrated Martin Luther King’s birthday by interviewing Rosalie Riegle. Rosalie is the author of Doing Time For Peace : Resistance, Family and Community. In this compelling collection of oral histories, more than 75 peacemakers describe how they say no to war in the strongest way possible - by engaging in civil disobedience and paying the consequences in jail or prison.These courageous resisters leave family and community and life on the outside in their efforts to direct U.S. policy away from militarism
For a limited time only, both books from Dr. Riegle's oral history project on war resisters will be available from the publisher for a 40% discount. Until March 14, 2013, Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community will be available from http://www.vanderbiltuniversitypress.com/index.php/books/492/doing-time-for-peace. Enter the sale code VPEACE at checkout. Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak out for Peace will be available from https://wipfandstock.com/store/Crossing_the_Line_Nonviolent_Resisters_Speak_Out_for_Peace. Enter the sale code PEACE at checkout.Charley Caniff Talks With the Peace & Justice Report about Labor Unions
January 08, 2013 07:16 PM PST
On New Year's Day Charley Caniff came into the studio to talk
October 03, 2012 05:42 PM PDT
This past Tuesday on the Peace & Justice Report we interviewed Rocky Anderson, Presidential Candidate of the newly formed Justice Party. Rocky was mayor of Salt Lake City from 2000-2008, Anderson rose to nationwide prominence as a champion of several national and international causes, including climate protection, immigration reform, restorative criminal justice,LGBT rights,and an end to the "war on drugs"
September 30, 2012 08:07 PM PDT
Earlier this campaign season we interviewed Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President of the United States. Dr Stein promises a Manhattan-project jobs program that would ignite our economy, repair our crumbling infrastructure, and put the US in the lead at the forefront of the world’s newest and hottest technologies. She will put forward the health care policy most of us wanted in 2009: the public option, effectively Medicare for everyone. She will withdraw our troops out of Afghanistan and implement the advice George Washington gave in his farewell address: “The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.” Jill Stein will bring to the table a demand for an equitable tax system, not one in which the wealthy pay too little and we the 99% have to close schools, fire police, and shutter fire stations to make up the difference. Climate change and food security are at the top of her agenda.Jamail Kanj discusses his book, Children Of Catastrophe
July 14, 2012 11:39 AM PDT
John Welch interviewed Jamail Kanj last week on the Peace & Justice Report
Running parallel to the personal narrative, the book also documents the story of Nahr El Bared itself: the story of a refugee camp that grew from an initial clump of muddy UN tents to become a vibrant trading centre in north Lebanon, before its eventual destruction at the hands of the Lebanese army as they battled with militants from Fatah Al Islam group in the summer of 2007.
Throughout it all, the spirit of the remarkable people of the camp shines through, and the book provides a moving testament to how refugees in Lebanon have managed to persist in their struggle for their "right to return", as well as survive socially, economically and politically despite more than sixty two years of dispossession, war and repression.
The book illustrates how refugees are able to remain uniquely Palestinians, and to survive socially, economically, and politically during the hypothetically “temporary” resident status in Lebanon. The refugees have indefatigably remained part of a nation, without the state. Israeli writer Danny Rubinstein said it best when describing the Palestinians in his book:Medea Benjamin talks about her new book Drone Warfare
July 14, 2012 10:47 AM PDT
Medea Benjamin spoke with the Peace & Justice Report several weeks back. Medea is cofounder of Global Exchange & CODEPINK: Women for Peace. Described as "one of America’s most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by Newsday, and called "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement"
“Activist extraordinaire Medea Benjamin has documented how the U.S. government’s use of drones to murder hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen has increased the danger to our national security —Ann Wright, retired US Army Reserve Colonel and former US diplomatPeace & Justice Report with Bruce Gagnon
April 16, 2012 03:55 PM PDT
Last month Don Thompson interviewed Bruce Gagnon of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He was a co-founder of the Global Network when it was created in 1992.Between 1983–1998 Bruce was the State Coordinator of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice and has worked on space issues for 27 years. In 1987 he organized the largest peace protest in Florida history when over 5,000 people marched on Cape Canaveral in opposition to the first flight test of the Trident II nuclear missileInterview with David Swanson From The 1/31/12 P&J Report
February 20, 2012 09:04 AM PST
On this show we talk with David Swanson about his new book The Military Industrial Complex at 50.This is the most comprehensive collection available explaining what the military industrial complex (MIC) is, where it comes from, what damage it does, what further destruction it threatens, and what can be done and is being done to chart a different course.
November 18, 2011 10:03 AM PST
Roy Bourgeois was on the phone this past Tuesday with us,he spoke from his office outside the gates of Fort Benning in Columbus,Ga where thousands will gather from Nov 18-20 for the annual SOA Vigil where they will take a stand for justice, to close down
October 20, 2011 07:53 PM PDT
This past Tuesday we featured interviews with Kathy Kelly and Ann Wright.
October 17, 2011 07:46 PM PDT
John and Bob from the Peace & Justice Report were in Freedom Plaza
September 05, 2011 09:52 AM PDT
This show was dedicated to the new booklet by Stephane Hessel, "Indignez Vous!" Hessel’s short work stands as a call to commitment to the youth of the world to stand up and claim their world away from the multi-national corporations which seek to subjugate the working people of the world to the goals of neoliberal capitalism. Johannes Werner from WSLR’s Florida Caribe joined us in the studio and Chris Hedges from Truthdig was with us on the phone. The discussion was lively and positive.Interview with David & Winonah Myers(Freedom Riders)
September 04, 2011 10:26 AM PDT
This summer Don had a discussion with David & Winonah Myers
May 15, 2011 07:32 AM PDT
Earlier this year we interviewed Ray Arsenault,Ray's most recent publication is Freedom Riders 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice,detailing how the first Freedom Rides developed, from the personal level to the legal maneuvering involved. His narrative touches on elements from the jails of Alabama to the Kennedy White House.
December 29, 2010 08:14 PM PST
Don&Bob speak with Bo Lozoff today ,Bo with his wife Sita Lozoff, founded the Human Kindness Foundation. www.humankindness.org
Lozoff has drawn fans as diverse as His Holiness the Dalai Lama who wrote forewords to two of his books, We're All Doing Time, and It's a Meaningful Life; it just takes practice, to Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, who in his final interview in Pittsburgh Magazine named Bo Lozoff, along with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer, as one of his personal heroes.Chris Hedges Interview 12/7/10
December 08, 2010 08:53 AM PST
Today on the Peace & Justice Report we talk with Chris Hedges,Chris is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies.His most recent book is 'Death of the Liberal Class (2010).
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