The Founding Directors of the Office of the Americas, Theresa and Blase Bonpane, have dedicated their lives to the cause of justice and peace.
Since founding OOA in 1983, they have focused their work on the devastations created by foreign policy of the United States. This work continues through their radio and television presentations, speaking engagements,
production of WORLD FOCUS for the Pacifica Radio Network and their linkage with the international movement for world peace.
April 24 is Blase’s 85th birthday.
His wish for this birthday is to have the necessary resources for the Office of the Americas to continue its international mission of peacemaking.
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The OOA is excited to tell you about this upcoming screening of the new film “Cesar Chavez.” This screening is an important fundraiser benefiting the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, Edison Language Academy, and more. Theresa and Blase hope that you will come out and support this fundraiser as they lived and worked with Cesar Chavez at the headquarters of the United Farm Workers in La Paz, California. Click here to order tickets to this very special screening.
Wanted to share this important video message from our friends at worldbeyondwar.org.
January 23, 2014
The Honorable Amul R. Thapar
Dear Judge Thapar;
I am writing to you on behalf of three patriots and prophets.
We are on the verge of a nuclear disaster. Our Air Force Command has just discovered profound misbehavior on the part of service people responsible for our nuclear silos. The General in charge of the missiles was found wandering in Moscow’s Red Square in a drunken stupor.
The expert Eric Schlosser has just written, COMMAND AND CONTROL: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THE DAMASCUS ACCIDENT, AND THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY making it clear that numerous nuclear bomb accidents which could have destroyed major areas of the United States have taken place. The fact that these accidents did not cause irreparable damage to our country is an accident in itself, or one might say, a miracle.
We can rejoice in the actions of the defendants: Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, who risked their lives to call attention to this clear and present danger of nuclear holocaust. They identified a critical lack of security at Y-12 nuclear facility. We must thank them for that.
Any identification of these defendants with terrorists would be a legal outrage.
Judges throughout the country are beginning to understand that such protests to biocide represent the highest level of patriotism.Recently in Kansas City the judge sentenced nuclear protesters to writing an essay.
After a spirited protest at the Vandenberg Intercontinental Missile Station in California the judge simply dropped all charges against the defendants. He knew that these weapons are a threat to every United States citizen.
Nuclear weapons are actually a Damocles Sword over this beautiful planet. Protests are necessary.
The arrogance and ignorance of power must not be the cause of the destruction of the human race.
Our nation must cease and desist in its daily threats of suicidal nuclear war. “If today you hear his voice, harden not your heart.”
Jesus calls peacemakers, “The Children of God.” Please allow these peacemakers the freedom of God’s children. And I beseech you in the name of God to sentence these great souls to time served.
Blase Bonpane, Ph.D.
On January 28th, 2014, three nonviolent protesters against nuclear weapons, Sr. Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Gregory Boertje-Obed, are scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the supposed crime of sabotage.
They risked their lives, but threatened no one else, when they entered the free-fire zone of a supposedly top-security nuclear weapons facility called Y-2 in Tennessee. They spray painted messages of peace & exposed the lack of security.
Please join the OOA in signing this petition to Judge Thapar asking for leniency for these nonviolent protesters.
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The Office of the Americas wishes a more just, peaceful, caring and joyful 2014 for one and all.
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Peace to all.
Blase was a guest on Uprising Radio with Sonali Kolhatkar on Monday, December 9th. Blase was talking about the new Pope – Reformer or Hypocrite?