Jeff Farias Show - July 08, 2008 (24kbs Audio).mp3 (Size: 22.39 MB) (Files: 1)
Jeff Farias Show - July 08, 2008 (24kbs Audio).mp3
Tuesday, July 8. 2008
at 3:30 Cliff Schecter joins us for this week's update on The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don't Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn't. Each week Cliff will help us explore another aspect of Sen. McCain's history and inspire us to help impact the Arizona senator's future in politics. His blog is here.
To get your copy of The Real McCain to share with your friends and family go here.
at 4:30 Iraq war veteran Corey Glass, 25, who was a sergeant in the Indiana National Guard, was told in mid-May that his application to stay in Canada for “humanitarian and compassionate” reasons has been rejected. Canadian authorities ordered Glass to leave Canada by July 10 or face deportation. Glass would be the first Iraq War resister to be deported. In a landmark vote on June 3rd, 2008, the House of Commons called on the Canadian government to ?immediately implement a program to allow Conscientious Objectors? to apply for permanent resident status & remain in Canada if they have refused or left military service related to a war not sanctioned by the United Nations?.? The motion, which passed 137-110, also called for an immediate halt to planned deportations. But the minority Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper says it will ignore the non-binding motion & begin to deport the war resisters as soon as this month. At least eight other AWOL GIs could be facing the same fate in the near future. Regarding his position, Glass says: "I signed up for the National Guard to ... do humanitarian work, filling sandbags if there was a hurricane… I should have been in New Orleans, not Iraq."
* There is a Peoples' vigil for Corey sponsored by the AZ End the War Coalition - Wednesday, July 9 (noon to 1 PM) at 24th St & Camelback.
* Sign the new "Dear Canada" letter? & War Resisters Supporters will deliver it!
* "Canada campaign" leaflet (PDF)
* National press release: Angus Reid Poll: Most Canadians Would Grant Permanent Residence to U.S. Military Deserters
* "Thank You Canada" from U.S. Veterans for Peace
* More campaign resources
at 5 PM Howard Shanker candidate for US Congress in Arizona's CD 1.
go here for more info and to help Howard's campaign.
at 5:30 Emily DeRose, Communications Director for the Arizona Democratic Party
Also try listening to Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Ed Schultz and Mike Malloy