With Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone
Long active in political life, Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone have been involved in international resistance to imperialism
and the workers' movement in the United States.
Ralph Schoenman was Secretary General of the International Tribunal on U.S. War Crimes in Indochina. He spent seven months
in Bolivia in 1967 and was imprisoned there after the death of Che Guevara. He worked with Malcolm X with respect to the battle
for the Congo and in the anti-imperialist struggle in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. He negotiated the release of political
prisoners in many countries.
He and Mya Shone were directors of the Committee in Defense of the Lebanese and Palestinian Peoples during the Israeli
invasion of Lebanon in 1982, of the Palestine Campaign, which at the time of the first Intifada called for an end to all aid
to apartheid Israel and for a democratic secular Palestine, and of Workers and Artists for "Solidarity" (that is, Solidarnarsc,
the Polish Workers' movement) and were the North American organizers of the International Conference Against Repression in
Haiti which took place in Port-au-Prince during the oppressive Raoul Cedras regime.
Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone were founders and editorial members for ten years of the labor and socialist newspaper "The
Schoenman also has lectured widely on the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X and Martin
Luther King Jr. His books include "The Hidden History of Zionism", "Iraq and Kuwait: A History Suppressed" and "Death and
Pillage in the Congo: A Study of Western Rule" which he co-authored with Khalid Ahmed Zaki, as well as, "Prisoners of Israel"
and "Homage to Palestine" which he co-authored with Mya Shone.
Ralph Schoenman's analysis and discussion of the events of 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, "World Trade Center: Uncensored
History," left WBAI's audience riveted to their radios waiting for the next installment.
Mya Shone is an economist and has a long history as an activist involved in political, community and labor issues. Among
her activities over the years, she worked closely with both Casa Nicaragua and Casa El Salvador during the struggles taking
place in Central America, was the coordinator of the Tri-County (Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo) Labor Party chapter,
was a founder of and on the steering committee of Health Care for All-California, a member of an international steering committee
organizing campaigns against exploitation and in defense of workers' rights, and was a co-coordinator of the International
Conference for Trade Union Independence and Democratic Rights that took place in San Francisco in 2000.
Mya Shone also has been involved in media production. She was a documentary filmmaker who, in the pioneering video collective
"Optic Nerve," produced and directed award winning social-issue documentaries. She was a newscaster and reporter at KPFK in
Los Angeles. Her lecture/slide presentation "The War in Lebanon: An Inside View," including her slides from the massacre of
Palestinians and Lebanese in Sabra and Shatila, received worldwide attention. Today, Mya Shone handles press and conference
organization for labor unions and community advocacy organizations.
In addition to Taking Aim, their weekly broadcast over WBAI-NY, Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone provide commentary
for Pacifica Radio's national broadcast, the Peace Report.
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