Thursday, April 26, 2007

April 30: War and the Environment

Listen to or download show, "War and the Environment"

An update from Ngo Thanh Nhan on an upcoming court case in the U.S. regarding victims of Agent Orange and looks at if, and how, it may relate to Depleted Uranium contamination in Middle East
In the KZSU studio: Nadya Williams, Veterans for Peace Associate, with perspective of AO and Depleted Uranium
An update from Karen Button in Lebanon regarding oil contamination in the Mediterranean from the war of summer 2006

Remembrance Day for All Victims of Chemical Warfare
Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign
Background on Depleted Uranium Depleted' Uranium and Casualties of the Gulf Wars
Read Letter to U.S. Sec. State Rice re... "request for U.S. introduction and support of a Resolution at the United Nations Security Council condemning excessive military force...."

Nawal El Zohgby from Lebanon
Also, music from Egypt (performers to be announced)

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

April 23: Fastest growing refugee crisis in the world...

Listen to or download show: The fastest growing refugee crisis in the world...
Karen Button in Damascus speaking about the UNHCR's refugee processing facility outside Damascus struggling to keep up with the flow of refugees from Iraq.

Elsa Rassbach in Germany with a brief report back on the 5th Cairo Conference and 3rd Cairo Social Forum held from March 29 to April 2, 2007.

Lyrics to Iraqi music video with Ahmed Adrapo: "Oh, Baghdad, they killed you"
They said daylight would come on their bloody swords of death
And now we see but destruction in the eyes of dying children
Oh, Baghdad, they killed you...
Ask not the devil why they are killing us
But, instead, ask the brothers who sold us
Where are the Arabs?
Where are the Muslim People?
Where is the anger for our brothers' blood and ours?
Where are the faithful soldiers?

Dave Rovics: "Who will tell the people?"

Background info:
PBS Special: "Gangs of Iraq"
BBC News: UN urges help for Iraqi refugees
Karen Button Blogspot: Escaping Baghdad for Damascus

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Monday, April 16, 2007

April 16: Peace is more than just the absence of war

Listen or download show, "Peace is more than just the absence of war" Show title quoted from Peaceful Revolutions

Captain Paul Chappell, US Army and soon-to-be author of Peaceful Revolutions

"Tom" - AWOL and soon-to-be-discharged soldier, US Army

Also, Jack Hirschman, poet laureate of San Francisco, recites, "Wanted you to know it"

Dave Rovics: "After we torture our prisoners"
Sara Thompsen: "Is it for freedom"

Follow the progress of Capt. Chappell's book Peaceful Revolutions at Ten Speed Press
Article: "The Biggest Gang in the World"

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

April 9, 2007: Vietnam, then and now: three perspectives

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Minh-Hoa Ta is Director of the Asian Pacific American Student Success Center. After fleeing Vietnam in 1978 Minh-Hoa returned in 1989. Since 2000 she has been regularly visiting Vietnam and taking groups of students and friends.
Tony Luong is an artist and writer who is rediscovering the land of his birth from an American perspective.
Steve Morse is a former Vietnam war veteran and war resister who returned to Vietnam in 2006 for the first time since the war ended.

Background information:
Learn more about the tours and Minh-Hoa's work: - select "Study Tour"
Tony Luong's writing: "AS IS: A collection of visual and literary Works from Vietnamese American artists" available from and "Yellow Journal" - free from SF State Asian American Study Department.
GI Rights Hotline - 1800-394-9544
Search online for "Friendship Village" to learn more about efforts at reconciliation by Vietnam vets in Vietnam.

Recent news about Agent Orange (AO):
The Koran Vietnam vets, victims of AO, have established two branch offices in Vietnam, one in Hanoi and one in HCM City,
The Vietnam Association for Victims of AO/Dioxin in Vietnam is on a trip to South Korea today... Reported by Joong Ang Daily.
Learn more on the Vietnam Relief and Responsibility Campaign website.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

April 2, 2007: The world of war tax resistance

An interview with Susan Quinlan on war tax resistance: what it is, why to do it, how to do it, and what are the consequences. Also, views from war tax resistors, Dave Gross, Scott McCandless, and Elizabeth Boardman.

Background documentation:
Web site suggested by Dave Gross:
Suggested book titles and where to get them from Scott McCandless: Cracking the code: The fascinating truth of taxation in America,; order Ed Hedeman's book, Guide to withholding your support from the military at ;

San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 2007 The tax bucks stop here: Resisters withhold payment in protest of U.S. sending troops to Iraq

Also see,

Northern California War Tax Resistance: 510-843-9877

War Resisters League: 212-228-0450

Show playlist:
Taxman: Junior Walker
More than a paycheck: Sweet Honey in the Rock
Money: Pink Floyd

Learn more:
Can we NOT pay for the WAR with our Tax Money? How? Come & learn how you can withhold your war tax

War Tax Resisters Support and Information Meeting: Tues. April 10th 7:00 p.m.

San Jose Peace Center, 748 S. 7th St., San Jose.
Speakers: Susan Quinlan, a Bay Area organizer for the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) tells what to expect and how to prepare if you want to withhold your tax dollars from the Pentagon.
Rich Wood: Will tell you about his personal experiences in last several years how he withhold his War Taxes
If You have any doubt about why we should NOT pay for this War see this
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