Green Party Candidate for Governor of California
Host: Basima Farhat
Previously Aired On: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 – Listen to the Show!
With a broad background in finance, management, and political innovation, Laura Wells is ready to take the lead in California to go beyond the partisan deadlocks and interest-group politics of Sacramento that have divided us socially and ruined us economically.
Laura aims to solve California’s problems without resorting to the tradition of failed politics of desperation, demagoguery, gamesmanship, or fear that have landed us where we are now. Laura Wells makes positive changes happen by building on strengths and positive vision, not by manipulating weaknesses or using evasive rhetoric to disguise reality or avoid painful decisions.
American Indian Scholar and Activist
Host: Basima Farhat
Previously Aired On: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 – Listen to the Show!
A prolific American Indian scholar/activist, Ward Churchill is a founding member of the Rainbow Council of Elders, and longtime member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent, including the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Five of his more than 20 books have received human rights awards.
American Delegates 2011 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza
Host: Jeannette LaFeve
Previously Aired On: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 – Listen to the Show!
PAUL LARUDEE was born to an Iranian Presbyterian minister and his American missionary spouse in 1946 and grew up in the American Midwest. He has a Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University and spent 14 years in Arab countries as a contracted U.S. government advisor, Fulbright-Hays exchange lecturer, teacher, training administrator and graduate student.
Paul has visited the Palestinian region many times since 1965, including four times with the International Solidarity Movement, a Palestinian-led movement that applies nonviolent principles to resist Israeli human rights violations. Paul was among seven ISM volunteers wounded by Israeli gunfire in April, 2002 in an otherwise nonviolent attempt to help Palestinian families. In 2006, he was held in Israeli detention for two weeks while unsuccessfully appealing a decision to deny him entry. He helped organize nonviolent resistance in Lebanon during the 2006 Israeli invasion. He is one of the founders of the Free Gaza Movement, whose boats, on August 23, 2008, became the first in 41 years to enter Gaza by sea, breaking the Israeli naval blockade. He is also a founder of the Free Palestine Movement, which also seeks to challenge Israel’s blockade and denial of access to all of Palestine by sea, air and land.