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On this page you can view videos of speaking engagements, commentary by Blase and Theresa Bonpane, and Office of the Americas events.  

To see more of this type of video, we encourage you to join the Office of the Americas YouTube page where we have a wider collection of OOA videos at
The following was broadcast on AlJazeera English on March 14, 2013 – Discussing the Argentine Church’s Past.

In this video, filmed by R. McCord in June of 2012, Office of the Americas Director, Blase Bonpane, talks about the International March for Peace that took place in Central America 1985-1986.

Blase Bonpane in November, 2011, being interviewed by Sonali Kolhatkar for Uprising Radio, talking about his recently published autobiography, “Imagine No Religion”.

On Thursday, September 23rd, 2010, Blase Bonpane spoke to a rapt audience of around 150 students, faculty and guests at California State University – Northridge as part of their Richard W. Smith lecture series. Blase spoke on “Sexual Abuse, Cover-Up, and the History of the Catholic Church”. His talk was a holistic one, reminding us that when we ignore evil, whether within our religious community or within our government’s policies, we are complicit and part of a “cult”.  This is Part 1 of an 8 part series; to see the rest of the videos, please join our YouTube page.


Renegade Reporting’s Stephen Seidel filmed this video of the OOA Peace & Justice Awards event at Paul and Deborah Haggis’ home in June, 2010.  The event honored Ed Asner and Danny Glover, and Maxine Waters accepted on Glover’s behalf. Kris Kristofferson sang with OOA founder, Blase Bonpane. Also in attendance were KB Solomon, Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone, Mimi Kennedy, and many more.


January 12, 2007  – California Green Congressional candidate Blase Bonpane is interviewed by Los Angeles County Green Rachel Bruhnke. Bonpane ran in Congressional District 30 in Los Angeles.


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