The Imperial project progressed another step towards the abyss over the weekend with Israel’s unprovoked air bombardment of Syria. It continues a consistent pattern of unilateral aggression followed by America and close ally Israel over especially these last twelve years, but going back much longer.
William Blum is an award-winning American journalist, founding editor of the Washington Free Press, celebrated author,and creator of The Anti-Empire Report, an internet bulletin marking the passage of his sad nation at its most historically corrupt moment.
Blum’s book titles include: ‘Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower,’ ‘Killing Hope: CIA Military Interventions Since World War II,’ ‘Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire,’ ‘West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir,’ and the freshly released, ‘America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy and Everything Else.’
William Blum in the first half.
And; a few months ago, Israeli-American peace activist and author, Miko Peled visited Victoria, addressing a full house here at the UVic with the lecture, ‘Beyond Zionism, a New Paradigm for Israel/Palestine.’ Peled’s first book is, ‘The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.’
As Middle East tensions ratchet up, with Israel’s second and third bombing attacks against neighbour Syria in as many days, it’s as good a time as any to air a hopeful perspective on the seemingly intractable conflicts in the region.
Miko Peled and Beyond Zionism in the second half.
And Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of what’s good to do in and around our city in the coming weeks. But first, author, historian, and US policy critic, Bill Blum and ‘This Thing Called Terrorism and the United States.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/