Sunday, August 26, 2007

August 27: GIs speak out against war

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Listen to Iraq War Veteran Evan Knappenberger, 1st BDE, 4th Infantry Division, who will maintain an ongoing vigil on a 6' scaffold on the Mall in Washington, DC as part of a weeklong Tower Guard vigil beginning Sunday, August 26th through Saturday, September 1st. Evan is protesting the military's Stop Loss policy and policy for Inactive Reserve. Learn more from

Another Iraq War Veteran, Sgt. James Circello, is Absent without Leave (AWOL) and preparing to turn himself back into military custody. For the first time he speaks out about why he refuses to return to fight in Iraq.

Dave Rovics: "Operation Iraqi Liberation" and "Who would Jesus bomb?"

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

August 20: Islam in the Middle East and in the West

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Political Psychologist and Sufi Moslem Dr. Yannis Toussulis discusses the origins of Islam and the implications of how the predominantly Christian West views Islam and how the predominantly Moslem Middle East views the West. He briefly reviews cultural dislocations experienced by Moslems in the West, rising neo-nationalism, as well as the differences between Sunni and Shite.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

August 13: San Francisco's Passport to Poetry

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Poets from around the world gathered in San Francisco, California from July 27 to 29, 2007 to share their poetry, their craft, and their talents. They came from north and south America, Asia, Africa, Middle East, the Mediterranean countries, Australia, and Europe. Learn more about the poets and the festival at Passport to Poetry or
The festival was envisioned by 2006 - 2007 San Francisco poet laureate Jack Hirschman and sponsored by Friends of the SF Library, Mayor Gavin Newsom and others.
Raising Sand presents poetry and interviews with Israeli poet Ahron Shabtai and Syrian poet Madam Maram Al Masri. English recitations presented by local San Francisco poets and artists.
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Monday, August 6, 2007

Premeditated Murder? Or Bad Judgement that Led to a Death?

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Edgar Mora was charged with a hate crime in the commission of first degree murder. But was what happened premeditated murder or was it manslaughter committed during a drunken spree? Nine years later Mora and Steve Vender, his defense investigator, discuss the case as Edgar Mora tries to clear his name.

Bob Marley, "Talkin' Blues"
Willie King, "Terrorized"

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