Sunday, January 13, 2013

Code Pink Delegates Report: CIA Drone War in Pakistan

In October 2012, 32 Americans went to Pakistan as part of a delegation put together by Code Pink, including the co-founder of Code Pink, Medea Benjamin, as well as former U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright, and several members of Veterans for Peace.

The delegation went to protest the use of weaponized drones that the U.S. is currently using to hover over and attack at will the defenseless tribal people of northwest Pakistan.

I interviewed three delegates, Medea Benjamin, Dr. Dianne Budd and Toby Blome who met with the families of drone victims, anti-drone activists in Pakistan, as well as the acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Hoagland.

Hear their reports and the stories of Pakistanis from the site of a modern U.S. massacre that is not only costing thousands of innocent lives, but also billions of U.S. dollars.

The episode that aired on January 7, 2013, is available to download:

Also, be sure to pick up a copy of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control by Medea Benjamin, and visit the website for more information about this important matter.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Spreading the word through KPFA & Mutiny Radio

Positive Greetings in 2013!

As we welcome the new year - and the new world - with gratitude and open spirits, let's keep moving in the direction of using information to cultivate wisdom.

NEXT on "Women's Magazine", January 7th:
"Code Pink Delegates Report: CIA's Drone War in Pakistan"
Interviews with delegates from the Code Pink trip to Pakistan in October 2012. Guests include Medea Benjamin (co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control), as well as Dr. Dianne Budd and Toby Blome who went to protest U.S. drone strikes in the tribal regions of Pakistan. Hear the stories of the people and of the international movement to STOP drone strikes and alert the world to this 21st century arms and surveillance race. Want to know more? Go to

Tune in LIVE two ways:
*Archive/Podcast will be available on respective websites by day/date and time under "Women's Magazine"

1. Friday, Jan. 4, 1-2pm on

2. Monday, Jan. 7, 1-2pm on KPFA 94.1 and

Here are the links to the archives of my previous KPFA shows...Feel free to share them!

December 3rd: "Shedding a Light on an Invisible War : Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST)"

November 5th: "Election (of) Eve"

October 29th: "Peace-building at Home and Abroad: The Peace Alliance lobbies to create a U.S Department of Peace"

So serious...but so important...

*Don't forget to tune in for FUN and (r)evolution on "The Common Thread Collective" on with Diamond Dave Whitaker & friends, open forum & open mic, Fridays 3-6pm.

Thank you for all your good work and continued support!

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Global Val