Peace Buzz Episode 10: Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted

Host Serena Blaiz surveys reactions to the news that President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Jeff Paterson, co-founder of the Chelsea Manning Support Network, talks about the 7 year support campaign, and James M. Branum, with the Military Law Task Force, answers some questions about the commutation, and considers what Chelsea and her supporters should expect in the next few months.

 

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Episode 9 – Post-Election Assessment of the Death Penalty in the US

Host Serena Blaiz talks to two anti-death-penalty activists to get a sense of the state of the abolition movement after the elections. Guests: James Clark of Amnesty USA and Abraham Bonowitz.

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Episode 8: Islamophobia and American Politics

Serena Blaiz examines Islamophobia in the American Heartland, speaking to Adam Soltani of CAIR Oklahoma and Dr. Carl Rubenstein of the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma. They discuss a recent legislative study in Oklahoma called “Radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood and the radicalization process” that was instigated by Rep. John R. Bennett, who accused Muslim leaders of being terrorists out to destroy America, as well as steps taken by Oklahomans to counter the hateful and bigoted rhetoric, prevent violence and build trust relationships.

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Full audio segment of CAIR staff at rally for Standing Rock:

Thanks to OklahomaActivist.com for making and sharing the recording.

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