[act-ma] 4/18 4PM & 7PM- Richard Seymour on "Obama's 'War on Terror at Home' and Abroad"

Shaun Joseph snjoseph at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 12:54:00 PDT 2013

Obama's "War on Terror" at Home and Abroad
A Public Forum featuring RICHARD SEYMOUR
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 at two locations:
4PM: George Sherman Union 320-21, Boston University
7PM: Harvard University (Room TBA)
INFO: contact at bostonsocialism.org

[NOTE: Seymour will also be speaking on his new book "Unhitched" the
following evening at Community Church of Boston. See
http://encuentro5.org/home/node/297 for details.]

The White House no longer uses the phrase "War on Terror" due to its
association with the despised administration of George W. Bush. But
while the euphemisms have changed for the better, the reality has
changed for the worse: militarism, war, targeted assassinations,
constant government surveillance, the scapegoating of Arabs and
Muslims, the suppression of political dissent...all in the context of
a global economic crisis that never stopped for working people--and
never started for the rich.

How has the "War on Terror" continued and expanded under Obama? Why
has the opposition of millions been unable to stop it? And what can we
do now to stop it?

Featuring internationally-acclaimed socialist blogger and author
RICHARD SEYMOUR of Lenin's Tomb (http://www.leninology.com/); and
others TBA.

Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization and Haymarket
Books. If your organization would like to sponsor, please email
contact at bostonsocialism.org.


One of Britain's leading young radical intellectuals, RICHARD SEYMOUR
is the principal contributor to Lenin's Tomb
(http://www.leninology.com/), one of the UK's most popular blogs. A
regular columnist for the Guardian, Seymour is also the author four
books, most recently "American Insurgents: A Brief History of American
Anti-Imperialism" (Haymarket 2012) and "Unhitched: The Trial of
Christopher Hitchens" (Verso 2013). He is a founding member of the
International Socialist Network.


"Clever, incisive...'Unhitched' offers a more thorough and in-depth
discrediting of Hitchens than anything previously published. And in
doing so, Seymour has made an important contribution to understanding
the political role of the intellectual celebrity in our time." --In
These Times

"Richard Seymour's 'Unhitched,' a slim and scathing denunciation of
turncoat scoundrel Christopher Hitchens, is a thoroughly satisfying
and politically important book by one of the few remaining great
radical left journalists.” --Rabble

"Seymour reveals Hitchens as having had a lifelong admiration both for
the United States and for empires as civilizing forces." --Washington
Post Book World

"Richard Seymour employs a unique technique to shred Hitchens’s
political philosophy to pieces: Seymour puts the late writer on
trial." --The Christian Science Monitor

For more visit http://www.versobooks.com/books/1159-unhitched

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