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Phyllis Bennis - Speaks on "The Bush Administration's Drive for War"
Sunday, October 20, 2002
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison Street (at 27th Street), Oakland
Phyllis Bennis - Leading Progressive Analyst of U.S. policy in Iraq and the Middle East speaking on "The Bush Administration's Drive for War" Sunday, October 20, 7pm First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison Street (at 27th Street), Oakland Phyllis Bennis is Director of the New Internationalism Program of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington. She has been a writer about UN and Middle East issues for more than 25 years and appears frequently in all major media in the U.S. and internationally. Phyllis is also a Fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam and is an Editor of MERIP’s Middle East Report. In early 1999 Phyllis participated in a six-week, 22-city speaking tour on Iraq sanctions and U.S. policy with former UN Assistant Secretary General and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Denis Halliday. Later that year she accompanied a group of congressional aides to Iraq for the first U.S. congressional visit since 1991. In 2001 she helped found, and remains on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. Bennis’ newest book is Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis (Interlink Publishing, September 2002). She is also the author of Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN (Interlink, 2000). Her earlier books include From Stones to Statehood: The Palestinian Uprising; Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order; and Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader. Sponsored by: PNVRC (People's Non Violent Response Coalition), California Peace Action, Global Exchange, KPFA, and the Middle East Children's Alliance, WarTimes. Following Bennis' talk there will be a discussion of coalition building in the East Bay against the war. Donations welcome. For more information contact: June Brashares at Global Exchange Speakers Bureau at 415-575-5542.
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