Peace Paradigm Radio, June 14: Fasting in Solidarity with Gitmo Prisoners

“We are not worth more. They are not worth less.” –S. Brian Willson

This interview was recorded at KWMR Point Reyes. PPR airs every other Friday on KWMR community radio at 1 pm. 

Listen to PPR for June 14, 2013 by clicking the link below or clicking on the grey arrow. (If you right click on the link you can download the talk to your computer and listen on-the-go.) The audio is slightly low for the guests due to the phone lines so just turn up the volume to hear them better.

 [audio:] PPR- June 14- Guantanamo Fasting



S. Brian Willson & Elliott Adams, two American veterans and activists fasting in solidarity with the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo).

For more information on the campaign to Close Guantanamo Bay, visit this link. 

Mid-show music: Neil Young, “Shock and Awe” 











(Chair and equipment used to force feed hunger-strikers at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center) 












Short video interview with Elliot Adams




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    By: Stephanie Van Hook

    Before joining the Metta Center Team as Executive Director, Stephanie received an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University; was trained and certified in mediation in the state of Oregon; worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where she created a program for girls’ empowerment and education; has taught French and English for the Alliance Francaise; and was trained in Montessori Early Childhood Education with seven years of classroom experience with 3-6 year olds. 

    She is the author of Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children (Person Power Press, 2016) and Nonviolence Daily: 365 Days of Wisdom from Gandhi (Person Power Press, 2019, co-authored with Michael Nagler).  Her articles have been published at Transformation at Open Democracy, Yes! Magazine, Common Dreams, and Waging Nonviolence. Additionally, she’s host of Nonviolence Radio, an FM and Pacifica syndicated radio program out of Point Reyes Station, California, (KWMR). She’s currently developing our board game, Cosmic Peaceforce: Mission Harmony Three.

    She lives in an ashram (meditation community) in Northern California, (but if she didn’t, she’d be keen on joining the Nonviolent Peaceforce as an unarmed peacekeeper).

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