[act-ma] Oct 11-14: Ending the Many Wars in Syria: Talks by Phyllis Bennis

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Tue Oct 11 07:25:50 PDT 2016


*Ending the Many Wars in Syria*

*Talks by Phyllis Bennis October 11-14*

Is the war in Syria a civil war? Is it a proxy war between the US and
Russia ? Is it also a proxy war between Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey? Can
ISIS be reined in? Should Assad go? Or stay?  Should the US "do more"?  Or
is it already doing too much by arming and training rebel groups? What will
be the likely outcome of the current cease fire negotiations?

How can such a complex set of wars be settled by diplomacy? What solutions
should the US peace movement support?

*The following talks are open to the public:*

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 pm ~ *Boston College,* Gasson Hall, room 305.

Wednesday, October 12, noon ~ *Tufts University,* Meyer Campus Center room
112. Lunch and Learn sponsored by Peace & Justice Studies

Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 pm ~ *Salem State University, *Marsh Hall 210
(Petrowski Room). Sponsored by History Dept & Center for Community

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 pm ~ *Gordon College, *Jenks 237, Gregory
Auditorium.  Sponsored by the Gordon Initiative for the Study and Practice
of Peace, the Social Justice Initiative, and NSCPJ.  Refreshments served.
Thursday, October 13, 12:15 pm ~ *Emmanuel College,* ADM 155. Sponsored by
Emmanuel Peace Action

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 pm ~ *Brandeis University,* Mandel G12.
Sponsored by Peace, Conflict & Coexistence Studies program; Brandeis Peace
Action, Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence,
Schusterman Center, Social Justice and Social Policy, and Sociology

Friday, October 14, 11:00 am ~ *Bristol Community College,* 800 Purchase
St., New Bedford. Sponsored by the BCC Multicultural Committee

[image: phyllis_bennis]
Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for
Policy Studies, has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and
UN issues for many years. She co-founded United for Peace and Justice and
the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation and co-chairs the UN-based
International Coordinating Network on Palestine.*

*She is the author of **Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on
Terror: A Primer*
Phyllis Bennis gave a detail-packed teleconference briefing on the Syrian
civil war on September 14.  **Listen to the recording

This tour is sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action's Middle East Working
Group.  Contact the working group to organize for action on US Syria policy.

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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