Posts Tagged ‘Bush Against War’

Give Peace a Chance

20/09/2018

The 21st of September marks the International Day of Peace. It is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

In 2003 Bush Radio started its “Bush against War” campaign, at the time the United States government and its allies issued an ultimatum to Iraq around the issue of weapons of mass destruction. Bush Radio held various protests and “pavement broadcasts” encouraging a peaceful resolution. Unfortunately what is now known as the “Iraq Conflict” is still ongoing.

We at Bush Radio continue to encourage peaceful resolutions, but we can’t just hope, we encourage all listeners and supporters to “Listen, engage and do!” around all conflicts.

*The audio in the clip is taken from our original ultimatum in 2003 – the announcement is voiced by the late Zane Ibrahim and the remixed version of the anti-war song – Give peace a chance by John Lennon, features the voices of Ready D, Godessa and the young people from our Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW)
*Pics sourced from the Bushradio Picture archive
*The conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, and Gulf War II. The period of the war lasting from 2003 to 2010 was referred to as Operation Iraqi Freedom by the United States military.

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Wars are packaged and sold – A tribute to Howard Zinn

28/01/2010

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) - photo sourced: Wikipedia

Join us tonight (28 January 2010) at 9pm on Bush Radio 89.5 fm to pay tribute to Howard Zinn who passed away yesterday. Zinn was a historian, activist and professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at Boston University. He was the author of more than 20 books, including A People’s History of the United States.

Zinn died of a heart attack at the age of 87. He is survived by his daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn.

Zinn was active in the civil rights, civil liberties and anti-war movements in the United States, and wrote extensively on all three subjects.

Several of his talks have been featured on Bush Radio (featured prominently in the BUSH AGAINST WAR campaign) and tonight we bring you “Three Holy Wars” – which was recorded on the 11 November 2009 in Boston on Veteran’s Day.

From the introduction to tonight’s talk:

“The conventional view of U.S. wars follows a formulaic line: We are innocent victims of unprovoked attacks. The sleeping giant wakes and reluctantly goes to fight. All military action is imbued with benevolent intentions: human rights, democracy, and liberty. There are parades and flag-waving. Solemn ceremonies and gun salutes at funerals honor the fallen. But who asks for what and for whom were they killed? Who benefits? Weapons manufacturers and mercenary contractors make out like bandits. That’s a taboo subject. Resources? Empire expansion? Don’t go there. Stick to patriotism. You can mouth the typical prattle of they died for freedom. The Afghan war is Operation Enduring Freedom. And war crimes? That’s what they do, not us. Tribunals? Same deal: for them. Wars are packaged and sold just like any other commodity. Propaganda is skillfully used to win over the population. “

Howard Zinn appears on Bush Radio courtesy of Alternative Radio.


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