[act-ma] 11/19 Noam Chomsky on the Elections & What Comes Next... (Save the Date! Wednesday, November 19, 2008)

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Fri Oct 17 11:35:45 PDT 2008

Any one of today's headlines would be shocking in and of themselves.
Right now its seems that the various crises are coming together:

- Two weeks ago, science informed us that a quarter of the mammalian
species face extinction! See http://tinyurl.com/6zvtyw
- Catastrophic hurricanes continue to pound the Caribbean and parts of
the US... such that the New York Times now maintains a "hurricane
blog" See http://tinyurl.com/54qden
- Of the current financial crisis that we know all to well, the
Financial Times summarizes its opinion about the solutions offered
under the heading "Grand Claims But Only Tired Ideas" See
- The wars in the Middle East continue unabated with both major
candidates promising to expand US involvement on one or more
fronts--despite the warning from the top British commander that the
war is unwinnable See http://tinyurl.com/4a3dw7

But all is not bleak:

- Latin America remains a zone of contention between imperial
impositions and democracy from below, so much so that even while
repeating right-wing orthodoxy, the Financial Times concedes that the
left-wing governments "have proved more resilient than critics
expected and are hugely popular among large sections of their
populations." See http://tinyurl.com/5tsaa3
- At home grassroots responses via independent mobilizing is having an
impact. In Chicago, for example, the sheriff has refused to carry out
home evictions... Read about Sheriff Dart's decision:

With all of this: on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, Noam Chomsky will
help us think through the multiple crises as reflected through the
prism of the historic 2008 elections. Event location details to follow
shortly or visit www.encuentro5.org/home where more details will be
posted shortly.

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