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SF: The Myth of a “Humanitarian” U.S. Foreign Policy
Date Tuesday June 13
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
S.F. Women’s Building 3543 18th St. (btwn Valencia and Guerrero)
near 16th St. BART
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorANSWER Coalition
A.N.S.W.E.R. Educational Forum
Palestine, Sudan and the Myth of a “Humanitarian” U.S. Foreign Policy

At exactly the same time that the U.S. government is pretending to be concerned about suffering in the Darfur region of Sudan, it has joined with the European Union (EU) and Israel in seeking to strangle the Palestinian people. While calling for armed intervention to relieve the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, the U.S. and EU have cut off food, medicine and other critically needed materials to the Palestinian people. Israel has sealed off Gaza, one of the most densely populated and impoverished parts of the world; hospitals have run out of many medicines, malnutrition is spreading rapidly and poverty is soaring. Now, signs have begun to appear at anti-war demonstrations reading, “Out of Iraq – In to Darfur.”

What are the common aims that link together these seemingly contradictory U.S. policies? What should the position of the anti-war movement be?

Join us to hear speakers from Palestine, Sudan and the anti-war movement here. Speakers will include Jess Ghannam, Free Palestine Alliance and A.N.S.W.E.R.; and Isma’il Kamal, co-founder, Sudanese-American Society. Discussion will follow the presentations.

$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Call to reserve free childcare.



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