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

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UJP Activist: Conflict in Syria: US Intervention and the Prospects for Peace  
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======== CONFLICT IN SYRIA: US INTERVENTION AND THE PROSPECTS FOR PEACE ======

-------- A FORUM ON SYRIAN PERSPECTIVES, THE US ROLE AND ACTIVIST RESPONSE ---

*When:* Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*Where: *First Parish Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist) • 3 Church Street  
• Harvard Square • Cambridge

-------- DONATION – $5 (NO ONE TURNED AWAY) --------------------------------

-------- *PRESENTERS:* -------------------------------------------------------

/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 Lebanon.

/Nidal Bitari/

/Arab NGO Network for Development, ANND, Program Coordinator
/
Mr. Bitari has written in Arabic journals and will talk about his expierences  
during the uprising in Syria as a Palestinian living in a Syrian refugee  
camp.

*With 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 there are more than a million refugees, but intervention by the US  
and other countries creates the potential for a major regional war.

The US decision to supply arms to the opposition 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.

/US Forces Deployed in Jordan 
democracynow.org [1]/
*/The Following Questions will be Addressed:/*
  -- What is the historical background of the current situation?
  -- What is the actual situation in Syria, who are the players and what are
their agendas?  How are things changing?
-- How are the US and other countries involved, including  
sanctions, "nonlethal" aid and covert actions?  What can we do to oppose US
intervention?

-- Can the peace movement support a dialogue and "political solution  
by Syrians and for Syrians, based on the Geneva Declaration of June 2012"?
(Syrian American Forum)?  How can this be achieved?
-- Is there a way to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees and  
other victims, through UN or genuinely neutral agencies?

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organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The  
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

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National Mall Washington, DC
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