[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Afghanistan: The Haunted Battleground

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UJP Activist: Afghanistan: The Haunted Battleground








AFGHANISTAN: THE HAUNTED BATTLEGROUND
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Monday, October 17, Watertown:  First Parish, 35 Church St., 7pm

Tuesday, October 18, Jamaica Plain: First Church, 6 Eliot St., 7pm
 

Jonathan Steele has covered Afghanistan for the Guardian (London) for more than
thirty years, and was part of the Guardian  team which published the Wikileaks
Afghanistan cables.  His latest book, Ghosts of Afghanistan: The Haunted
Battleground, was published by Counterpoint this month.   He will sign copies
at his talks.
 
October 2011 marks ten years of U.S. war and occupation in Afghanistan.  
Steele was one of the few Western analysts who predicted that a US invasion of
Afghanistan would be a disaster.  Although President Obama has announced
withdrawal of some troops, the Administration’s plan really envisions a
long-term military occupation. So Afghanistan should remain high on everyone's
agenda as the 2012 election campaign approaches.

 

Steele will explain the strategic partnership agreement that the Obama
administration wants to sign with Karzai's government and argue that it is a
disaster for Afghanistan and the US.  Instead he calls for peace talks and an
agreement that will end the country's thirty-five years of civil war.  
 

The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh strongly endorses Ghosts of Afghanistan as an
“original look at the West's obsession with Afghanistan,” in which
“Steele...puts to rest the notion that America had no choice but to go to war
after Osama bin Laden's orchestration of the 9/11 attacks."
 
Recent articles:
 
”Osama bin Laden: the Legacy for Afghanistan”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/02/osama-bin-laden-afghanistan
[1]

 
”The Taliban’s Wishlist” (about talks)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jun/20/the-talibans-wishlist
[2]

 
Watertown talk sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action [3], Watertown Citizens
for Environmental Safety [4], and Newton Dialogues on Peace and War [5]. Jamaica
Plain talk sponsored by Jamaica Plain Forum, Massachusetts Peace Action and UJP
Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force.
 





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		Afghanistan: The Haunted Battleground [12]

		Mon Oct 17

		7:00pm

		First Parish

		Watertown

		

		Afghanistan: Why Obama Must Change Course [13]

		Tue Oct 18

		7:00pm

		First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist

		Jamaica Plain

		

		Boston Palestine Film Festival [14]

		Fri Oct 21

		5:00pm

		Museum of Fine Arts and other locations

		Boston

		

		Social Movements/ Digital Revolutions Conference [15]

		Fri Oct 21

		6:00pm

		Lesley University

		Cambridge

		

		Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Militarization [16]

		Fri Oct 21

		7:00pm

		American University

		Washington

		

		26th Annual Gathering of War Tax Resisters & Supporters [17]

		Fri Nov 4

		5:00pm

		Pioneer Valley Co-Housing

		Amherst

		

		Where Will Arlington Find the Money? [18]

		Tue Nov 8

		7:00pm

		Arlington Town Hall

		Arlington

		

		Veterans Day 2011 [19]

		Fri Nov 11

		10:00am

		Boston Common

		Boston

		






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[1]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/02/osama-bin-laden-afghanistan
[2]
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