As George Bush hastily made his entrance and exit at a one-day Israel-Palestine peace talk in Annapolis Maryland yesterday, others in the area were organizing events to bring attention to issues that weren’t addressed in the summit.
Phil Karoum is with the Annapolis Friends Meeting, a Quaker church that organized events yesterday and Monday in Annapolis. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Mister Karoum earlier today:
The Seriously Pissed-Off Grannies staged a protest in front of the Broadway Military Recruiting Center today, with the theme 'Peace on Earth means No to War'. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bonnie Tinker, one of the grannies who participated:
Hosted by Denise Morris, this Christmas Eve show begins with Bill Resnick interviewing Jocelyne Cesari, author of When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the US. They discuss similarities and differences between Muslim immigrants in the US and Europe and debunk notions that link Islam with terrorism. Jay Thiemeyer reviews The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen.
A conversation with Canupa Gluha Mani (aka Duane Martin Sr.) from the Strongheart Civil Rights Movement about the declaration (pdf) earlier this month by the Lakota Indian Nation of independence and secession from the United States. He was a member of the delegation which delivered the official documents to the U.S. State Department. The Lakota Freedom Movement has extensive documentation related to the reasons for their action.