NEW: Is Israel Really a U.S. Ally?
CSPAN carries Ray’s comments at National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship,” National Press Club, March 7.
Ray’s talk runs from 7:31 to 7:51. Fellow CIA “alumni” Paul Pillar and Phil Geraldi speak right before and after Ray. The other speakers and their topics can be found at:
Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many?
Who is Provoking the Unrest in Ukraine? A Debate on the Role of Russia, the U.S. in the Regional Crisis
Ray telephone interview with presstv regarding events in Ukraine
March 3, 2014 (5 min)
two additional commentaries on Ukraine – worth reading
What’s behind Russia’s moves in Ukraine? Fear of NATO
By Stephen F. Cohen, Feb. 11, 2014
email Ray: firstname.lastname@example.org follow Ray on twitter: @raymcgovern
With Coleen Rowley, FBI (ret.)
Kathy Kelly and Ray Witness Before Gates of CIA
For more on the Dec. 14 protest at CIA Headquarters, see:
Kathy was the main speaker. She and Ray were boat-mates, together with other Justice people, on the U.S. Boat to Gaza, summer 2011. This photo of Kathy and Ray reflects not only the joy of solidarity, but the strength Ray derives from having fallen in with prophets who are unafraid – and ending up barricaded from the gates of the Establishment.
Kathy departed the next day for Pakistan to continue her work there and in Afghanistan – not only to stop killer drones, but also (for the umpteenth time) to put her body on the line to honor Isaiah’s: “Comfort Ye, My People” – and not just sing the song.
(Not that Kathy lacks a beautiful voice.... So there we were in early July 2011 with other boat-mates on a brutally hot night in a equally hot neighborhood jail in Athens – courtesy of the U.S. embassy and embarrassed but compliant local Athens police. We were singing so beautifully, if loudly, that the neighbors shouted out complaints just as loudly; at which point the sheepish police actually apologized to us and let us all go at 3:30 AM.)
Kathy Kelly is co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a truly creative, gutsy community, which needs all the support they can get. See: http://vcnv.org/
Ray's Catholic Worker friends & other Justice people created a new exhibit at the Museum of American History on Jan. 11, the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at Guantanamo. America's shame.