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Medea Benjamin: Taking on the Military Industrial Complex

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Medea Benjamin: Inside Iran

Come hear one of the U.S.’ most prominent war analysts, anti-war speakers, and activists give us insight into ongoing U.S. wars and what we can do about them. Medea Benjamin is co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace. Her latest book is Inside Iran; The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran; it aims to re-educate the American public to prevent a war with Iran. 

Medea will analyze our ongoing wars and outline a new strategy for stopping these wars focused on divestment from war contractors and the financial institutions that back them.

 

Bomb Fragment

Remnant of a wing assembly that is mounted on a US-made GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided 500-pound bomb found at the Arhab water drilling site, Sanaa governorate, where at least 31 civilians were killed in an airstrike on September 10, 2016. According to the manufacturing date as well as the national stock number, this wing assembly was produced by Raytheon Company, a US defense contractor, in October 2015.
© 2016 Priyanka Motaparthy / Human Rights Watch

Plus,

The “Launch” of the Massachusetts Raytheon Anti-War Campaign

Hear about our new strategy to oppose the Saudi-U.S. war in Yemen and U.S./Saudi/Israeli sanctions and threats of war against Iran. Raytheon is the largest war contractor in Massachusetts which provides various forms of critical support to the Saudi military – including the weapons and bombs inflicting a catastrophe on Yemen and its people.

Sponsored by Veterans for Peace/ Smedley Butler chapter; Massachusetts Peace Action, Friends Meeting at Cambridge/Peace and Social Concerns Committee; American Friends Service Committee

Information: MAPA, 617-354-2169, info@masspeaceaction.org; Paul Shannon 617-623-5288

Raytheon Protest Aug 2018

Supporters of the Raytheon Anti-war Campaign protest Raytheon’s support for the U.S.-Saudi war in Yemen at the Raytheon facility in Cambridge on August 20

Medea Benjamin will also speak at UMass Boston, Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 pm at the Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom C

Venue

Friends Meeting at Cambridge
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA 02138
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