Compares the early sprouting of radish seeds to the evidential hope in Frances Moore Lappe’s talk, The Work of Hope. Applies this to Obama’s Cairo talk and its implications for Palestine. Includes an interview with Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies fellow and author of several books on Empire and conflicts in the Middle East. Criticizes Uri Avnery’s comparison of Israel to the zealots as unfair… to the zealots, who defended the oppressed against Rome.
Reads a poem by Pattiann Rogers called The Greatest Grandeur over the music of Bonobo’s Days to Come. Relates a conversation with teenage girls about Dr. George Tiller’s murder, and takes a different slant on the abortion question. Plays David Rovic’s new song, In the Name of God, plus Big Country’s Soldier of the Lord, and XTC’s Dear God. Presents the Declaration of the Abya Yala - the indigenous populations of 22 countries. Reports on Friday’s massacre of indigenous Amazonians in Peru, with police firing live ammunition into a crowd of 5000 protestors.
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