Below is my recent interview with George Payne on his radio show, The Broken Spear Vision. We talked about my trip to Syria from a variety of perspectives. I’m always amazed at how much information we pack into each 1/2 hour show of the Broken Spear Vision. George wrote an excellent article in which he embedded the interview and posted to his personal blog. If we don’t agree on what is possible, George at least is open to what I have to say about my experiences and to the fact that I continue to look at the positive initiatives in Syria and the Region with the potential to restore not only the sovereignty of the smaller nations of the world but to move these populations towards a just peace.
Rochester Free Radio has been airing the internet at RochesterFreeRadio.com where they loop scheduled programming daily. In a week or two Rochester Free Radio will be going live on the air as WRFZ-LP at 106.3 FM. This is very exciting! Rochester will finally have a real community radio station. In the meantime, George Payne has been interviewing local activists on The Broken Spear Vision, which is a regular component of WRFZ programming. I have been interviewed on The Broken Spear Vision a number of times, most recently last Sunday.
You can hear my interview on the player below:
Veteran Doug Rokke produces a radio show called the Warrior Connection that speaks to soldiers about real issues that affect their lives and well being. Judy Bello and Ed Kinane joined the program to talk about the ways in which military drones are used to violate international law, and the fact that the pilots are put in a position where […]Read more
Asma Kaisi speaks with the Corries from Gaza just after the cease-fire has taken hold in the latest Israeli aggression against Gaza and the people of Palestine. The conversation included Dr. Hakim Young with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul and was facilitated by Doug Mackey as part of the Global Days of Listening which occur on the 21st of […]Read more
Asma, a mother of 3 daughters under the age of five talks to the Afghan Peace Volunteers with Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Sherry Maurin; with Doug Mackey of Global Days of Listening and Judy Bello of the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and George Payne of Gandhi Earth Keepers International in this recording from the August […]Read more
Here is a very interesting interview with Nafeez Ahmed of the Guardian, from ‘The Real News’:Read more
Here’s an excellent interview from Democracy Now! with Professor Vijay Prashad of Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut and the American College in Beirut. Yesterday the interview focused on Syria and Iraq. However, I thought that the discussion today, when his focus was on Libya was more insightful and illuminating.Read more
The Afghan Peace Volunteers have a Global Day of Listening call on the 21st Day of every month. People come on the call to network with other activists and people living in troubled areas around the globe. People participate in the call, and others join through a live-stream feed. The idea is to form a global network of people […]Read more
I met Mayada in the very crowded lobby of the Dama Rose Hotel the evening before the Presidential Election. She was having tea with a friend, but very happy to speak with an American come to be an Election Observer. Mayada has lived in the UK for some years, but she still visits Syria, where she grew up, regularly. She […]Read more
I was with a group of 5 Americans, 3 Canadians and an Irishman who went to observe the Syrian election, but there were other observers from Asia, Africa and South America. On the way there, I thought about having a particular angle to report from, and I decided that since there weren’t many women observers that I would talk to […]Read more