[act-ma] [UJP Activist] SAVE THE DATE --- Conflict in Syria: US Intervention and the Prospects for Peace!

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         PROSPECTS FOR PEACE! ================================================

         RESPONSE** * --------------------------------------------------------

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.... *August 15, Thursday, 7-9 pm
     ***(location to be announced)**


*Marwa Alnaal*, Syrian American Forum; /a graduate of the international  
relations program at Clark University, Ms. Alnaal is a Syrian American who  
has travelled to Syria multiple times to study the crisis/.

*Assaf Kfoury*, Boston University computer science department;/ Prof. Kfoury  
grew up in Beirut and Cairo and has published numerous articles on the Middle  
East in the Nation, Z-net, Counter Punch, etc, and has recently returned from  

*Nidal Bitari*, /A Palestinian living in a Syrian refugee camp will talk  
about his experiences during the uprising in Syria./

Commentary by *Elaine Hagopian*, professor of sociology at Simmons College  
(emeritus); /Prof. Hagopian is Syrian by birth and has spent much of her  
life studying the Middle East, Palestine and Syria./

The drawn out conflict in Syria is of great concern; 100,000 people have been  
killed and the UN expects 3.5 million refugees by the end of 2013, but  
intervention by the US and other countries creates the potential for a major  
regional war.

The US decision to directly supply arms to the opposition and talk of No-Fly  
Zones, in addition to years of sanctions and covert involvement, dangerously  
escalates the violence when a ceasefire and political talks are needed.

Most activists in the peace/antiwar movement and public opinion oppose US  
intervention, but there are many questions because of the complexity and lack  
of reliable information.

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