[act-ma] 12/13 Chomsky Talk w/ BNB (Thurs)

Bikes Not Bombs mail at bikesnotbombs.org
Fri Dec 7 11:37:45 PST 2007



a BIKES NOT BOMBS presentation

Thursday December 13th


At the Pleasant Street Congregational Church
75 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA 02476
(One block west of Mass Ave, in Arlington Center. Ten minutes by bus  
from the Alewife T station. Two blocks off the Minuteman Bike Path)

For full info, and to buy tickets online, see http:// 
You can also contact Bikes Not Bombs at 617-522-0222 or  
mail at bikesnotbombs.org

Noam Chomsky has been a Bikes Not Bombs donor and member for more  
than 12 years, and he will be donating his time to speak as a benefit  
for BNB on December 13th. As the war stretches on in Iraq and  
threatens to spread into unending war for the US in more countries,  
this is an important time to hear from Professor Chomsky on the  
political, social and economic consequences of the current war,  
including the growing threat of war with Iran. Thus we can deepen our  
understanding of the workings of power and consider how we can best  
work towards lasting peace and social justice.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Noam Chomsky will be speaking first, followed  
by a question and answer period. Next will be a slideshow by Carl  
Kurz, founder of Bikes Not Bombs, giving a history of BNB's  
beginnings in war-torn Nicaragua, and an updated overview of BNB's  
international and youth work today. A brass choir (including BNB  
members) will be opening and closing the event with brief  
performances of shape-note and Croatian harmonies, played on tuba,  
trombones, french horn, and trumpet.

"Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty and influence of his  
thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual  
alive today," wrote Paul Robinson in the New York Times Book Review.  
Chomsky, a 79 year-old professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts  
Institute of Technology, is the most widely known critic of American  
foreign policy, especially as it affects ordinary citizens of Third  
World nations. For more information on Noam Chomsky's work, books,  
articles, etc see www.chomsky.info. For more information on this  
event with Bikes Not Bombs and to purchase advance tickets, see  

* The Minuteman Bike Path crosses the intersection of Mass Ave and  
Pleasant Street (about a block from the church). This is about a 10  
minute ride on the path going north from Alewife T station. We are  
bringing racks so you can lock up your bike on the lawn of the church.

* Buses from the Alewife T station are a 10 minute ride and let you  
out 2 blocks from the church. (From Alewife take either the #79  
"Arlington Hts Mass Ave" or the #67 "Turkey Hill Via Arlington Ctr")  
Use the MBTA Trip Planner: http://mbta.com/rider_tools/trip_planner/

* By Commuter Rail, get off at Porter Square in Cambridge and catch a  
bus directly to Arlington Center (we suggest the #77 "Arlington Hts  
Mass Ave"). Use the MBTA Trip Planner: http://mbta.com/rider_tools/ 

* Driving directions are very simple: traveling north on  
Massachusetts Avenue, turn left on Pleasant Street at the main  
intersection of Arlington Center, and the church is on your right in  
the second block. Unrestricted parking is available on Pleasant  
Street after 6pm. There is also a city lot in Arlington Center which  
will be free for parking after 6pm. (Driving north on Mass Ave, go  
through the lights at the intersection with Pleasant St, then take  
your first right to get to the parking lot. 2.5 blocks from the event!)

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