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Forum on Occupation of Iraq
Date Thursday June 12
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
GRASSROOTS HOUSE 2022 BLAKE ST. (off Shattuck in downtown Berkeley)
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorDaniel Pace
END THE OCCUPATION - U.S. OUT OF IRAQ! What does occupation really look like? Why do we say this occupation is NOT liberation? How is this occupation connected to the "War on the World"? What's the urgency to "end the occupationâ??? Was the government lying all along about Saddam having weapons of mass destruction â?" just to justify their war for empire? Join Not In Our Name, and Special Guests: LARRY EVEREST: he has covered the Middle East and Central Asia for over 20 years for the Revolutionary Worker newspaper and other publications. He traveled to Iran in 1979 and again in 1980, shortly after the revolution that toppled the Shah. During both visits, he traveled to Iranian Kurdistan, and in 1980 was able to interview Islamic militants then holding the U.S. Embassy. In 1988 he traveled to Palestine to cover the Palestinian people's first intifada. In 1991, shortly after the end of the Persian Gulf War, Everest went to Iraq to document impact of the war on the Iraqi people and filmed the award-winning video Iraq: War Against the People (for more:www.noiraqwar.com ) CHARLES LITEKY: a former Army chaplain and war hero turned lifelong demonstrator, Liteky got a one-year sentence and a fine of $10,000 for two counts of illegally trespassing at Fort Benning, the sprawling Army infantry post that is home to the controversial School of the Americas, a training facility for Latin American military officers. He is also one of dozens of American citizens and other internationals that went to Iraq as part of the Voices in the Wilderness, despite the threat of a US attack. They continue to support and help Iraqi citizens who, through no fault of their own, face imminent attack in an illegal US-led war. THURSDAY, JUNE 12TH -- 7:00PM GRASSROOTS HOUSE 2022 BLAKE ST. (off Shattuck in downtown Berkeley) In the wake of the war on Iraq and the ongoing war on the world it is vital for those opposed to the imperial policies of the U.S. government to educate ourselves, and people more broadly as part of building a movement of resistance. Join us monthly for an evening of presentations, discussion and debate around some of the most critical questions of our times, and arm ourselves with the truth. Not In Our Name is dedicated to producing events that will inform and inspire people into taking action against the status-quo of the American foreign and economic policy!
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