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Obama's First 100 Days, What do they tell us?
Date Tuesday May 19
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Fireside Room, Unitarian-Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St. (at Geary) SF
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorMichael Lyon
Emailmlyon01 [at] comcast.net
Obama's First 100 Days, What do they tell us?
A discussion hosted by the SF Gray Panthers
Tuesday, May 19, 12:30 PM
Unitarian-Universalist Center, Fireside Room
1187 Franklin St. (at Geary) SF
Free, Wheelchairs OK

It is now 100 days since Obama took office, and 150 days since he started assembling his administration. It is appropriate to assess what he has done, and what he is likely to do. Although he inspired millions in his campaign suggesting profound change, important and troubling questions loom in a number of areas, including:

War - his plans for Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, & Iraq,

The economy - pouring money into the financial sector in preference to direct job creation and rebuilding infrastructure, housing, schools, etc.,

Healthcare - not considering Single Payer or universal healthcare,

Civil liberties - military tribunals, renditions, detentions without charges, and not holding the architects of torture accountable,

Immigration - continuing raids, deportations, and border militarization; uncertain plans for legalization.

We are also faced with other important questions, including:

How do we measure Obama’s past and future performance: Against the yardstick of what is politically possible? Or against the yardstick of our needs and aspirations?

And what kind of movement would it take to assure a positive outcome to the challenges of war, the economy, healthcare, civil liberties, and immigration?

More information at http://graypantherssf.igc.org/09-05-19-gen_meeting.htm
Please call 415-552-8800 or e-mail graypanther-sf [at] sbcglobal.net for more information.
Added to the calendar on Friday May 8th, 2009 1:28 PM
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