[act-ma] 4/02 Dr. Norman Finkelstein @ MIT (Wed)
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Wed Mar 26 16:33:39 PDT 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
60 Years of Dispossession and Displacement
Speaker: Dr. Norman Finkelstein
Palestine Awareness Week 2008 Palestine Awareness Week 2008 HUMANITARIAN CRISIS in PALESTINE April 1-4, 2008 Information Table Lobby 10 April 1-4 "Occupation 101" Film Screening and Discussion MIT Room 2-105 Tuesday April 1 at 7pm Lecture by Dr. Norman Finkelstein "60 Years of Displacement and Disposession" MIT Room 6-120 Wednesday April 2 at 6pm Coffee Hour with MIT's Palestinian Students Location TBA Friday April 4 at 4:30pm ---------------------------
Come hear Dr. Norman Finkelstein speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the context of the humanitarian crisis today and since 1948. For more information on Dr. Finkelstein go to: http://www.normanfinkelstein.com
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): ASO, Muslim Students' Association, MIT, Social Justice Cooperative, Latino/a Cultural Center, GSC Funding Board, Palestine at MIT
For more information, contact:Palestine at MITpal_xc@mit.edu "Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." -- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials Source: ***Preceded by this, in the original:"Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship." "There is one difference," I pointed out. "In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars." [*** His comments were made privately to Gustave Gilbert, a German-speaking intelligence officer and psychologist who was granted free access by the Allies to all the prisoners held in the Nuremberg jail. Gilbert kept a journal of his observations of the proceedings and his conversations with the prisoners, which he later published in the book Nuremberg Diary. The quote offered above was part of a conversation Gilbert held with a dejected Hermann Goering in his cell on the evening of 18 April 1946, as the trials were halted for a three-day Easter recess... (snopes.com)]
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