[act-ma] FW: Oct 8 National Live-Streamed Teach-in on Syria & US Policy in the Region
James in Cambridge
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Sun Oct 6 19:11:33 PDT 2013
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 16:37:59 -0400
From: info at uslaboragainstwar.org
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Subject: Oct 8 National Live-Streamed Teach-in on Syria & US Policy in the Region
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Oct. 8th - National Teach-In on Syria & US Policy in the Region - 6:30 to 7:30 pm EST
Live Streaming at http://www.busboysandpoets.com/videos/live-streaming
The civil war continues in Syria.
Thanks to action by hundreds of thousands of people like you, a threat of a U.S. missile attack against Syria was averted. The massive outpouring of anti-war sentiment from the people in every corner of the country and around the world prevented a US military strike.
But the raging civil war continues and the scope of the humanitarian crisis grows.
Our victory was clear, but our work is far from over.
How did the peace movement in the U.S. and world-wide stop Washington from proceeding with military action in Syria?
How can we build on our success to change U.S. policy in the region?
What's happening now, on the ground in Syria and on the diplomatic front?
A dynamic panel will address these questions and our next steps to change US policy in the region.
Watch the teach-in online, gather for potluck dinners, show the broadcast to begin a discussion on what we can do now, share the info with your family and co-workers. Just click on this link between 6:15-6:30pm EST and wait for the broadcast to begin.
Oct 8 Tuesday - National Teach-In on Syria and U.S. Policy in the Region - 6:30 to 7:30 pm EST Live Streaming at http://www.busboysandpoets.com/videos/live-streaming
Phyllis Bennis - Director, New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies
Stephen Miles - Coordinator, Win Without War
Nick Berning - Communications Director, MoveOn.org
Rep. Barbara Lee (invited) - 13th Cong. District, CA
moderated by Judith Le Blanc - Field Director, Peace Action
This teach-in is sponsored by groups that have been working together on Syria:
Sisters of Mercy
Win Without War
Institute for Policy Studies
Just Foreign Policy
Progressive Democrats of America
American Friends Service Committee
Peace and Justice Resource Center
U.S. Labor Against the War
United for Peace and Justice
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Women's Action for New Directions
The link will be available for viewing at http://www.busboysandpoets.com/videos after the event.
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