[act-ma] 10/18 The Other Elections - Democratic Triumph in Venezuela (Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at e5)

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Tue Oct 16 08:59:48 PDT 2012

<<also see below for our post-US elections debrief with Noam Chomsky &
Vijay Prashad>>

On Sunday, October 7, 2012, months of intense campaigning throughout
Venezuela culminated in a massive turnout at the polls, with more than
80% participation, and a decisive 11-point margin of victory for
incumbent president, Hugo Chavez. This coming Thursday, October 18,
2012, at 7:00 p.m., the Boston Martin Luther King, Jr. Bolivarian
Circle will host Omar Sierra, the Consul General of the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela in Boston, and two local Venezuelan activists in
a conversation about the election outcomes and what they indicate for
democracy, economic development and the socialist path that voters

The event takes place at encuentro 5 (in its new location right by the
Park Street T stop and the Orpheum Theatre) at:

9 Hamilton Place, Suite
2a, Boston, MA 02108

[Directions: http://binged.it/SxWgCB - note
Google Maps yields an incorrect location, for now, please use this
link to locate e5]

<<also join us for our post-US elections debrief with Noam Chomsky &
Vijay Prashad>>

http://chomskyspeaks.org or http://www.facebook.com/events/446263478753236

No matter how dismal the candidates may be, every US presidential
election is made consequential by our prolonged crises of environment,
economy, and peace... In a surreal political climate where
corporations are endowed with the rights of people and people are
stripped of the their rights, three distinguished activist thinkers
and scholars come together to help us think through the election
results and how we should be responding. Noam Chomsky, renowned
linguist and political philosopher, Vijay Prashad, the incisive
commentator and analyst of global politics and chronicler of the
"Darker Nations," join the Iranian-born, international relations
scholar, feminist and theorist of revolutions, Val Moghadam in a
globally-televised evening of conversation and reflect at the Old
South Church (http://goo.gl/maps/gHmn1) on Thursday, November 8, 2012,
at 7:00 p.m.  Visit http://www.ChomskySpeaks.org for your event
tickets (seating is limited); tickets are $15/person or $10 for low
income/unemployed/students). Proceeds from the event will benefit
encuentro 5 (http://encuentro5.org).

"Unpeoples" is term from scholar Mark Curtis's (2008) analysis of
foreign policy, "Unpeople – those whose lives are deemed worthless,
expendable in the pursuit of power and commercial gain."

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