[act-ma] Emergency Forum: Medea Benjamin on our New Wars in Syria and Iraq (LOCATION CHANGE)

Dale Smoak 617trumpet at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 08:25:07 PDT 2014

Emergency Forum: Medea Benjamin on our New Wars in Syria and Iraq (LOCATION

*Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:00 pm*
*Harvard Science Center D * 1 Oxford St *** Cambridge *** **Harvard T * ****

*How should we respond to the new US war in Iraq and Syria and the
dangers this war may unleash in our violent world?*

The U.S. attacks on Syria launched Sept. 22 are a disastrous setback for
peace, for the rule of law, and for sound U.S. foreign policy.  Why did the
US launch them, how can we stop them,  and what are the nonviolent
alternatives we should advocate?
*How do we build on the convergence of peace, social justice and climate
groups that created the gigantic climate march in New York on September 21?*

This new emergency in the Middle East drives home once again the need for
the climate movement, the peace movement, and the movements for social and
racial justice to create a mass movement around the inter-related crisis of
climate, peace, vast social inequality and democracy.

*No one is better qualified to address these questions than Medea Benjamin
(who, it just so happens, has recently returned from her trip to Iran)*

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human
rights organization Global Exchange.  Benjamin is the author of eight
books. Her latest book is  *Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control*, and
she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones. Her work for
justice in Israel/Palestine includes taking numerous delegations to Gaza
after the 2008 Israeli invasion, organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2010,
participating in the Freedom Flotillas.* New York Newsday* describes her as
"one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for
human rights".

*Don't **miss this opportunity at this especially dangerous moment to hear
this leading thinker and activist for peace and social justice.*

Sponsored by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee and Harvard
Students for a Responsible Foreign Policy

Endorsed by United for Justice with Peace and Massachusetts Peace Action

*Additional Boston Area Talks by Medea Benjamin*

Tuesday, Oct. 21, noon - Northeastern University, 310 Renaissance Park -
College of Social Sciences & Humanities - lunch provided

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7pm - Wellesley College - panel with Catia Confortini and
Eric Wasileski, location TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon - Boston College, details TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4pm - Suffolk University - Sawyer Library, 3d floor,
Poetry Center - Govt and Communications/Journalism Depts.

Thursday, Oct. 23, noon - Clark University, Worcester - University Center,
Grace Conference Room - Activists United

Thursday, Oct. 23, 4pm - Brandeis University, location TBA - Student Peace

*For Details* on additional events: 617-354-2169, info at masspeaceaction.org

United for Justice with Peace <http://justicewithpeace.org/> is a coalition
of peace and justice 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.

*Help us continue to do this critical work! Make a donation to UJP today.

info at justicewithpeace.org
Upcoming Events:

Music for Peace: Beethoven Solo Piano Recital
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5327>Sat Oct 187:30pmHarvard-Epworth
Methodist ChurchCambridgeUnderstanding China & U.S.-Chinese Relations: A
Key to World Politics <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5286>Tue Oct 21
7:00pmEncuentro 5BostonEmergency Forum: Medea Benjamin on our New Wars in
Syria and Iraq <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5335>Wed Oct 227:00pmHarvard
Science Center DCambridge (LOCATION CHANGE)

*More Peace and Justice Events
<http://justicewithpeace.org/upcoming-events>.    How to Submit Events

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