Feb 27 2006

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 10

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Noam Chomsky on “The Imperial Presidency: Sovereignty, Terror, and the Second Superpower. Plus, hot off the presses, Cindy Sheehan, Martin Sheen, Pablo Parades, Fernando Suarez, and others.

Cindy SheehanCindy Sheehan, mother of fallen soldier, Casey Sheehan appeared this past Saturday at an exciting event to highlight the issues of war, military recruitment, and how to combat the religious right. The event took place at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, a church very active in the peace and justice movement. Sheehan was joined by an exciting cast of speakers and performers, including actor Martin Sheen, Iraq veterans Pablo Parades, Tim Goodrich, Jeff Key, Robert Acosta, and others, and a special appearance by musician Jackson Browne.

For more information, visit www.arlingtonwestfilm.com.

SPECIAL THANKS TO SALLY MARR, PETER DUDAR, and MANSOOR SABBAGH.

chomsky CDIn a seminal speech about the Bush presidency, Noam Chomsky helps us understand current US foreign policy on a new CD by AK Press called The Imperial Presidency: Sovereignty, Terror and the Second Superpower.” According to Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in the New York Times, Chomsky “continues to challenge our assumptions long after other critics have gone to bed. He has become the foremost gadfly of our national conscience.” New Statesman correspondent Francis Hope praised Chomsky for “a proud defensive independence, a good plain writer’s hatred of expert mystification, a doctrine of resistance which runs against the melioristic and participatory current of most contemporary intellectual life.” Hope concludes: “Such men are dangerous; the lack of them is disastrous.” According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, between 1980 and 1992 Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any living scholar, and the eighth most cited source overall.

Sonali’s Subversive Thought for the Day:

“We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy … not for the real reason, because the Arab Muslims who attacked us hate our Middle-Eastern foreign policy… “President Bush says we’re safer fighting them there than over here. Why are we safer because 120,000 civilians are dead? What makes their babies less precious than ours?” — Cindy Sheehan

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