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

Shaun Joseph snjoseph at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 13:22:54 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
(RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/129013387285725/)
7PM: Science Center Hall E, Harvard University
(RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/323893554380414/)
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
KHURY PETERSEN-SMITH of the International Socialist Organization.

Sponsored by: BU Anti-War Coalition; BU Students for Justice in
Palestine; Harvard Socialists at GSAS; Haymarket Books; International
Socialist Organization; United National Antiwar Coalition (Boston);
Verso Books; Veterans for Peace, Smedley Butler Brigade; and others.


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


A long-time anti-imperialist activist, KHURY PETERSEN-SMITH traveled
to Iraq in 2004 and the Gaza Strip in 2009 with international
solidarity delegations. His academic research focuses on the geography
of the US military.


All events are free and open to the public. The BU event is supported
in part by the BU undergraduate student fee.

Richard Seymour's books, plus other Verso and Haymarket titles, will
be available for purchase. Cash and all major credit cards accepted.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring the event, please
email contact at bostonsocialism.org.

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