This week marks the 12th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. One of this war’s most famous peace activists, Cindy Sheehan, had an idea to get other peace activists together in DC this week for four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ “shock and awe” attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a completely illegitimate, immoral war.
The name for this action: Spring Rising!
Cindy was supposed to join us this morning. Sadly, she broke her toe yesterday, and the pain medication knocked her out, causing her to sleep through the alarm and missing out segment. But she will join us from DC on Friday morning for an update from the event. David Swanson of World Beyond War will be with us tomorrow for more insight into the week’s goals and offerings…
In the world of awful anniversaries, we noted another one last week: the 4th anniversary of the earthquake & tsunami that hit Japan and devastated the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. Today, Harvey Wasserman of NukeFree.org joined us to talk about the good news since and the bad news still emanating from that plant, which he outlined in “Fukushima’s 4th Anniversary Brings Hope Amidst Radioactive Ruins as Renewable Energy Revolution Soars.”
And we might have seen three murders solved by a TV show. Last night, the six-part HBO documentary, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, concluded with a seeming bathroom confession from the murderer himself.
But the most surprising revelation came from a four-year old blog post from our friend Howie Klein, who wrote of his friendship with the late Susan Berman, allegedly one of Durst’s victims!
What a strange world, indeed.
Tomorrow, Rick Perlstein with a look at Chicago’s possible rejection of Rahm Emmanuel, and David Swanson too… radio or not!