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Who are the real pirates in Africa/Swine Flu & the disease of capitalism

Date:
Friday, May 08, 2009
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Email:
Phone:
415-821-6171
Address:
2489 Mission St., #28 SF CA 94110
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.

Who are the real pirates in Africa
Recent news coverage has been dominated by sensationalized stories of Somali pirates hijacking ships and taking hostages in order to secure large ransoms. The Western media has relentlessly demonized the Somalis involved without making any attempt at understanding the larger political context behind these actions. The truth is that Washington is attempting to use the situation to further justify their bloody imperialist intervention in Somalia and the region.

The U.S. response to the Somali pirates is saturated with racism, with the aim of building public support for a greater military presence around the Horn of Africa. Join us for a talk and discussion on identifying the real pirates and the real enemies of progress in Africa.

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Swine Flu Outbreak: a medical and political crisis
As the swine flu and other illnesses such as tuberculosis spread around the world, questions are raised about how capitalism treats the needs of sick people. Do people in oppressed countries receive the same medical care as those in advanced capitalist countries? What about the poorer communities in the U.S.? Why are people dying from treatable illnesses at all? Everyone has the right to high-quality, low-cost medical care. So, why aren’t we receiving it?
Added to the calendar on Tue, May 5, 2009 7:12PM
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