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Forum: Update on Mumia Abu Jamal/NATO: 60 years of war crimes/Cuba and the U.S. Embargo

Friday, April 24, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Party for Socialism and Liberation
2489 Mission St., #28 SF CA
Location Details:
2489 Mission St. Rm. 28, San Francisco
$3 - $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
(Refreshments served. Cross street 21st. Near 24th St. BART. MUNI #14, 49, 26. Parking garage located one block west on 21st. St. btwn. Mission & Valencia, parking cost $2/hr.)

For more info, or to reserve free childcare (please call at least one day in advance if you would like childcare) contact PSL at 415-821-6171.

San Francisco PSL Forum & Discussion

NATO's 60th Anniversary: 6 Decades of Crimes

In April 1949, the foreign ministers of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Luxembourg, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Norway and the U.S. formally signed the North Atlantic Treaty to "defend" themselves against communism and the Soviet Union. In response to NATO, the "Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance", otherwise known as the "Warsaw Pact" was formed in Eastern Europe. After the Cold War ended, NATO claimed it acted as "peacekeepers" in Yugoslavia, "provided security" in Afghanistan and "trained" soldiers in Iraq. Come for a talk and discussion on how and why NATO was formed, who it really protects and how its role changed after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Update on his case

On Monday, April 6, the United States Supreme Court denied an appeal from the journalist, political activist and death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jamal is appealing his conviction for the 1981 killing of a white police officer following a "trial" before a predominantly white jury under a notoriously racist judge. What does this latest development mean in terms of fighting for his freedom?

Cuba: End of the embargo?

At the recently concluded summit of the Americas held in Trinidad and Tobago, Obama said he wanted to "recast" relations with Socialist Cuba. What would that look like? Join us for an update on the latest developments in US-Latin American relations.

Added to the calendar on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 6:46PM
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