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The Threat of Nuclear War in Today's World - March 1, 2017

Today's show features physician-activist Dr. Ira Helfand, president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Dr. Helfand has studied the threats to human existence posed by use of nuclear weapons, and has tirelessly advocated for international disarmament for decades. His talk is a wake-up call addressing the widespread cultural belief that the end of the Cold War brought an end to worries about nuclear annihilation. Along with this sobering message, Dr. Helfand also describes work by the international community of non-nuclear countries to pressure the nuclear powers to dismantle their nuclear arsenals; work which has been ignored by U.S. media. This show brings you highlights of Dr. Helfand's talk at Seattle's Town Hall in 2016, edited for Speak Up! Speak Out! by Ginny Wolff. Our thanks to KUOW for generously providing their recording, and to Town Hall for hosting the event.

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Ground Zero Center for Non-Violent Action - October 26, 2016

Ginny Wolff talks with Leonard Eiger, outreach director for the Ground Zero Center for Non-Violent Action, about their work since 1977 to protest the Trident submarines housed at the Bangor Naval Base in Kitsap. Leonard Eiger discusses the history of Ground Zero, the bigger picture of U.S. foreign policy as regards the use of nuclear weapons, ongoing international tension, and the agreement between Congress and the Obama administration to spend a trillion dollars over 30 years to rebuild the entire U.S. arsenal of nuclear weapons. He ends with a simple message listeners can deliver to President Obama.

Here's the link to an action alert to send a message to President Obama to take missiles off hair trigger alert: https://secure3.convio.net/ucs/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=11891EC38E571243230D1B28E7C63061.app312b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4497&autologin=true&rtgro=90210

Visit Ground Zero's website at : http://www.gzcenter.org

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Bellingham Peace Vigil Celebrates 50th Year - May 11, 2016

Join host jim justice as she visits with participants at the weekly Friday peace vigil in Bellingham that is currently in its 50th year. The peace vigil started in December of 1966 and has been continuous since then. Meet a variety of people who participate.

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Breaking the Silence - part 2 - September 17, 2014

Part two of a presentation by Yehuda Shaul, Foreign Relations Director of Breaking the Silence, an organization of Veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces. Mr. Shaul was in Bellingham as a part of a West Coast tour promoting a book by Breaking the Silence. The book, Our Harsh Logic, consists of the testimonies by Israeli soldiers about their actions in the occupied territories between 2000 and 2010. Mr. Shaul describes something of those actions - and the real reasons behind them, which are quite different than the 'official' reasons.

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Breaking the Silence - September 10, 2014

Part one of a presentation by Yehuda Shaul, Foreign Relations Director of Breaking the Silence, an organization of Veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces. Mr. Shaul was in Bellingham as a part of a West Coast tour promoting a book by Breaking the Silence. The book, Our Harsh Logic, consists of the testimonies by Israeli soldiers about their actions in the occupied territories between 2000 and 2010. Mr. Shaul describes something of those actions - and the real reasons behind them, which are quite different than the 'official' reasons. Part two will air on September 17.

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Whatcom Peace and Justice Center - November 6, 2013

jim talks with Janet Marino, Executive Director for the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center(WPJC) in Bellingham. The WPJC just celebrated it's tenth anniversary. Janet explains the various activities of the WPJC and their on-going success on a variety of fronts due to volunteer leadership and her guidance. She reveals a bit of her personal journey to take on this leadership role.

Check their website for their newsletter, volunteer opportunities, and calendar. http://www.whatcompjc.org

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International Day of Peace - September 28, 2011

Rosalinda Guillan, Bellingham community organizer, speaks at the 8th annual International Day of Peace Celebration in Bellingham; describing how the war being waged by the powerful against the weak, particularly the disenfranchised and the workers can be countered by creating a radical peace culture.

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Malalai Joya, Afghan activist - May 11, 2011

Malalai Joya, Afghan activist, feminist, outspoken critic of US involvement in Afghan politics, spoke at Western Washington University in April 2011; Speak Up! Speak Out! was able to record her presentation and some of the questions she answered as toured with her book "A Woman Among Warlords."

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The Peace Wizard - October 13, 2010

Dave interviewed the Peace Wizard, the man who carries his Peace sign everywhere he goes. A Marine veteran, he talks about what led him to this position, what he hopes to accomplish, and comments on his very simple life style.

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Malili Joya on Afghanistan - April 7, 2010

A lecture by Joya in which she talks about her experiences in the Afghan Congress, from which she was expelled for speaking up for women's rights. Her view is that the best thing that could happen for the Afghani people is for all foreign troops to leave.

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Nike Mele, War and Peace - March 10, 2010

SHRF co-organizer Jodie Buller speaks with Whatcom Peace and Justice Center co-founder Nick Mele about his experience working with the Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international peacekeeping organization providing witness and facilitation of peacebuilding in conflict zones around the world. This show was aired in advance of the Peace, and War evening for the 2010 Skagit Human Rights Festival, which featured a screening of the 2009 documentary Rethink Afghanistan and the short feature Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping: Building a Nonviolent Peaceforce.

http://rethinkafghanistan.com/
http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/partone
http://www.ppplanet.org

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The Massacre at Srebrenica - March 3, 2010

Lifelong human rights' activist and writer, Peter Lippman has spent many years researching human rights issues in eastern Europe, as well as Israel/Palestine and Latin America. He has been traveling to Bosnia and other parts of the former Yugoslavia since 1981, lived in northern Serbia for a year, and speaks fluent "Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian." The Advocacy Project - a Wash. DC based NGO - sent Peter to Bosnia, Kosovo, Guatemala, and Ecuador to research and report on grassroots human rights campaigns. In the last few years he has been working on a book about post-war Bosnia.

Peter Lippman will be speaking at the Phillip Tarro Theatre at Skagit Valley College on April 2, 2010 at 7 pm. In conjunction with this presentation is a display of remarkable quilts - actually more like carpets - woven by a collective of Bosnian women, commemorating the thousands of slain Muslim men and boys who were massacred in Srebrenica in 1995 during the Bosnian War. The quilts will be on display at the Lincoln Theater during the month of March, and at Phillip Tarro Theater for 3 Festival events on March 12 &17 and on April 2, 2010.

More info and pictures of woven quilts at http://www.advocacynet.org.

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Duane Jager of Pastors for Peace on Cuba - October 7, 2009

Dave McConnell interviews Duane Jager about his recent trip to Cuba with Pastors for Peace. Duane calls into serious question most of what people think about Cuba.

The website for Pastors for Peace is http://www.ifconews.org/.

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Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly; Marie Marchand, Exec. Director of the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center; Nick Spring of the B'ham Sanctuary City Movement - June 3, 2009
Kathy Kelly, Nobel Peace prize nominee and co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, has participated in peacemaking missions to Bosnia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Haiti, and Iraq. Part II of an interview done in Sept. 2008 while she was in Bellingham for International Day of Peace.

Following Kathy, Marie Marchand speaks about the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center?s Iraq Vet Outreach program to start summer 2009. Then, Nick Spring of the B'ham Sanctuary City Movement, talks about the recent hearing and vote by the Bellingham City Council on becoming a Sanctuary City for Iraq Vets.

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Witness for Peace - May 13, 2009
In the cafeteria of Skagit Valley College, Baldemar Mendoza Jimenez from the Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca, spoke about the devastating effects of the Green Revolution and NAFTA on small-scale agriculture in Oaxaca and throughout Mexico.

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Nobel Peace prize nominee Kathy Kelly - October 1, 2008
Kathy Kelly, Nobel Peace prize nominee and co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, has participated in peacemaking missions to Bosnia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Haiti, and Iraq. Kathy was in Bellingham, WA to speak at the 5th Annual International Day of Peace Celebration held by the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center. She talks about Iraq, non-violent direct action, and a path to social change.
For more information visit, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, and read this [Bellingham Herald article](http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/564220.html].

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Alternatives to Military - Opt out of Military calling database for students - September 03, 2008
In this program jim interviews (with Ginny's help!) Steve Crider and Ginny Wolff - parents of students attending Burlington-Edison High Schools or who have attended BEHS. Also, involved in the interview is Evan Knappenberger an Iraq Vet Against the War who this past year was involved with the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center's Alternatives to Military program which Skagit is trying to duplicate. Opt out forms are due in school districts immediately!! So, if you (a student) or your student hasn't turned one in, go to http://www.leavemychildalone.org to download a form for the high School opt out form. While there, download the Pentagon Opt out form and send it in, too! Other websites: http://www.afsc.org and a video on what military recruiters don't want you to know at http://www.noarmy.com.

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Support Iraq War resisters - July 16, 2008
Marie Marchand, Director of the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center and Nick Spring, WWU student leader of the Bellingham Sanctuary City Movement, speak about the deportation of Mr. Robin Long, the first Iraq War resister to be deported from Canada rather than be offered refugee status. Nick also talks about Bellingham's process as it seeks to become the first city to legally offer sanctuary to Iraq War resisters. For more information contact Whatcom Peace and Justice Center at whatcompjc@fidalgo.net - (360) 734-0217 and Bellingham Sanctuary City Movement at sanctuary.city@gmail.com - (360) 610-3700

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