This Thanksgiving, peace activist Will William joins the show to talk about the complicated and often ugly history of the holiday and the nation. Will and Allen discuss injustices against Indigenous people, the effect of systematic racism on Covid-19 infections, and emotional visits to Wounded Knee.
It’s Thanksgiving, which on A Public Affair means Will Williams joins us in studio. Will is a Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. He talks with host Allen Ruff about activism, military, Native struggles, President Trump, F-35 fighter jets, and white nationalists.
On today’s Thanksgiving edition, Allen hosts his annual fireside chat with Will Williams, Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. They discuss the origins of Thanksgiving and what it means to be grateful year-round.
It’s a Thanksgiving Edition of A Public Affair with Allen Ruff. Veterans for Peace activist Will Williams is in the studio to talk about the alternative history of Thanksgiving — as the birth of a national myth, and a day of violation of Indigenous Peoples.
It’s that time of year: resolutions are being formed and reflections are made. People take a moment to look back at the past year, and forward to the new year that comes. Today Allen Ruff talks with local activists Rebecca Kemble and Will Williams, as well as you, the listener, to hear your concerns and […]
“The tradition of all dead generations weigh like a nightmare on the brain of the living.” – Karl Marx, 1852 As families join together on Thanksgiving, Allen Ruff presents a discussion on Standing Rock, and how the history of our nation is tied to the present. What are we thankful for? What else should we […]