First hour: Join the Global March to Jerusalem! Sarah Marusek is a doctoral candidate at Syracuse U., currently doing research and working on the Global March to Jerusalem in Beirut. She’s been centrally involved in organizing, planning, and publicizing the march – including putting together “Jerusalem for Us All,” a wonderful new compilation of MP3 tracks donated by artists from all over to help with fundraising for the march.
Dr. Paul Larudee is a longtime leader of the Palestinian-solidarity movement in the US – he’s played major roles in ISM, the Free Gaza Movement, later the Free Palestine Movement, and the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and over the last year he’s been active in the international planning for the GMJ.
Second hour: “The Pentagon’s 2010 base Structure Report lists 4,999 sites in the U.S., its territories and around the world. The Military-Industrial complex is long on its way to surpassing the British, Roman and Empires in number and cost. That sucking sound you hear in the background is our tax dollars rushing out of the U.S. economy when they should be funding everything from entitlements and healthcare to tax-cuts and job-building, which leaves both parties at odds and fighting each other. Then, too, the money for many wars and collateral expenses keep the National Deficit rising while draining the consumer economy. The simple fact is we can’t afford an empire.” -Jerry Mazza See his brand-new article (published this morning): U.S. bases loaded for empire