Enjoy this videos of Abbie taken from NYC public access in 1980.

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Sunday, October 19th at 3:00 PM:

You are cordially invited to celebrate the release of Vincent Scotti Eirene’s book: The Day The Empire Fell with live music and vegan spaghetti!

Duncan & Porter House of Hospitality and Resistance

1332 Sheffield St. (north side)
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(click here to see it on Google Maps)

for more info / to rsvp
EMAIL: vincenteirene@gmail.com
PHONE: 412-231-2766

Cool Hand Luke

photo by Vincent Eirene

photo by Vincent Eirene

Vincent Eirene, renowned Pittsburgh activist and operator for nearly five years of Blast Furnace Radio, and Geoff Kelly, editor of Pittsburgh’s alt-weekly Pulp, toured Iraq the week of March 14th . The two Pittsburghers, along with a handful of journalists, authors, college professors, and videographers from across the nation, were part of a delegation sponsored by the Global Exchange in San Francisco, in cooperation with International Occupation Watch Center, an alternative media and human rights coalition with offices in Baghdad. During that week a series of hotel bombings rocked the city. Kelly and Eirene talked with TNP reporter Matt Novak about the complex religious, social, and political identities of the Iraqi people, and why the U.S. has lost their good will. This is part II of a two-part series.

Many reports verify that U.S. forces are targeting hospitals as potential asylums for terrorists. What is the health care situation like?
GK: One of the doctors we spoke to said things are much, much worse than before the war. Children die all the time. They don’t have the right medicine. In a city where there was nearly no violent crime, they now have 5-10 gun deaths a day. The auto accidents have increased. Their syringes, you should see them, [they’re makeshift], they’re like toys! Nobody should be using them. And of course, people are getting diarrhea from the water, and dying.

Half the time, you can’t even get to the hospital, because roads are blocked, and many people don’t even have a car. After 10 p.m., it’s not safe to be out on the street anyway.

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WRCT / Ebony Spectrum and blast furnace radio
Interview with scott crow, the co-founder of common ground relief
Contributor: vincent / blast furnace radio
License: Non-commmercial Sampling Plus

[mp3 audio: available here.]

Democracy Now! (MP4)

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Questions I received from a Milwaukee student: