War and Peace by Jayel Aheram on flickr

“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.” -Allen Ginsberg

Last week President Obama, despite having recently been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, announced his decision to send an additional 34,000 troops to Afghanistan. A study by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting reveals pro-war voices outnumbered anti-war ones by a huge margin in the OpEd pages of the The New York Times and the Washington Post, the nation’s two top newspapers.

As was the case in the run-up to the invasion in Iraq, the media again seems to be beating the drums of war.

So tonight, we offer an alternative.  We’ll be injecting an hour-long message of peace into the digital divide. Through  songs, readings, and recordings, we’ll explore war becoming peace, the possibility of peace, and that eternal struggle between non-violence and armed struggle.

>> Listen to 12/8/09: Peace!