[act-ma] [UJP] Middle East and North Africa: New Hopes and New Dangers

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Sat Apr 30 02:45:24 PDT 2011

UJP: Middle East and North Africa: New Hopes and New Dangers


Tunisia. Egypt. Bahrain. Yemen. Libya. Syria. For the past four months dramatic
and often hopeful events have been sweeping through North Africa and the Middle

What are the various forces operating within each country?

What are the policies and goals of the United States amidst all these uprisings?

What is the implication of these developments for Israel and the Palestinians?

And what are the implications for our peace and justice movement?

Come to a presentation, discussion and slide show on these historic events with
Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies and Ashraf Elkern of the
Islamic Society of Greater Worcester.

Phyllis Bennis is director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute
for Policy Studies. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in
Amsterdam. She has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN
issues for many years. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the steering
committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. She works closely with
the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, co-chairs the UN-based
International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an
active role in the growing global peace movement. She continues to serve as an
adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization

Bennis is author or co-author of Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer,
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer, and Calling the Shots:
How Washington Dominates Today's United Nations, among other books.   She
authors a regular online newsletter; go here to subscribe [1].

Ashraf Elkerm is an Egyptian-born physician who has practiced in Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, and the United States.  He has served on the Board of Trustees of the
Islamic Society of Greater Worcester since 2000 and is a past President.

"I am considered a brain washed American in Egypt and a naturalized alien in
America," says Elkerm.

Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace

When: Monday, May 16, 2011, 7:00 pm         to 9:00 pm
Where:     Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 • off Brattle St. near
Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

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