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Beheadings, Bombings and Bullets: Medea Benjamin on our New Wars in Syria and Iraq

Wed October 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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Additional Boston Area Talks by Medea Benjamin

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 12:00- 1:30pm – Northeastern University – Discussion on Iraq & Syria – 310 Renaissance Park – College of Social Sciences & Humanities – lunch provided

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 pm – Wellesley College, Pendleton Atrium – “What is Peace?” panel with Catia Confortini and Eric Wasileski

Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon – Boston College *** event CANCELLED *** 

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4:00 pm – Suffolk University – Citizen Activism: Challenging Global Militarism and Working for Peace.  Sawyer Library, 3d floor, Poetry Center.  – Govt and Communications/Journalism Depts.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:00 pm – Harvard University, Science Center D – Palestine Solidarity Committee & Students for a Responsible Foreign Policy

Thursday, Oct. 23, noon – Clark University, University Center, Grace Conference Room – From Iraq to Palestine: How to Overthrow the War Paradigm – Activists United

Thursday, Oct. 23, 4:00 pm – Brandeis University *** event CANCELLED *** 

For Details on additional events: 617-354-2169, info@masspeaceaction.org

How should we respond to the new US war in Iraq and Syria and the dangers this war may unleash in our violent world? 

The U.S. attacks on Syria launched Sept. 22 are a disastrous setback for peace, for the rule of law, and for sound U.S. foreign policy.  Why did the US launch them, how can we stop them,  and what are the nonviolent alternatives we should advocate?

How do we build on the convergence of peace, social justice and climate groups that created the gigantic climate march in New York on September 21?

This new emergency in the Middle East drives home once again the need for the climate movement, the peace movement, and the movements for social and racial justice to create a mass movement around the inter-related crisis of climate, peace, vast social inequality and democracy. 

No one is better qualified to address these questions than Medea Benjamin (who, it just so happens, has recently returned from her trip to Iran)

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange.  Benjamin is the author of eight books. Her latest book is  Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones. Her work for justice in Israel/Palestine includes taking numerous delegations to Gaza after the 2008 Israeli invasion, organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2010, participating in the Freedom Flotillas. New York Newsday describes her as one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights”.

Don’t miss this opportunity at this especially dangerous moment to hear this leading thinker and activist for peace and social justice.

Sponsored by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee and Harvard Students for a Just Foreign Policy

Endorsed by United for Justice with Peace and Massachusetts Peace Action

 

Details

Date:
Wed October 22, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Cost:
donation requested
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Organizer

United for Justice with Peace
Phone:
617-383-4857
Email:
info@justicewithpeace.org
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Venue

Harvard Science Center D
1 Oxford St
Cambridge, 02138
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