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Pakistan Floods--Disaster on Top of Disaster:Presentation & Discussion with Larry Everest
Date Tuesday September 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue).Wheelchair accessible,donations accepted.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510)848-1196
Address2425 Channing Way off of Telegraph Avenue
"When the water came, we moved our women and children to high ground. Three of my daughters stayed behind to help the men pack up whatever belongings we could carry with us… within minutes, the current got too strong and the waters rose head high." This is how a villager from Sardaryab, a village in northwest Pakistan, lost two of his daughters ages 16 and 17. He was only able to save his youngest daughter. "Their bodies were found three days later, dumped on the bank by receding waters about 6 kilometers down the river." --Drowning Pakistan: What It Means for the People and Who Is Responsible, A World to Win News Service, republished in Revolution newspaper.


What do global warming, deforestation have to do with the disastrous flooding that has affected millions in Pakistan? Why have the huge resources of the Pakistan and US with large militaries not been allocated to help these millions of suffering people? And what does happen when "help" arrives?

"The problem is not a lack of resources, but that the interests of those who control them and the whole imperialist system are in antagonistic contradiction to the interests of the masses of people everywhere.

"The U.S.—and its junior partner in crime, the Pakistani military—might as well just come out and admit that their arms and technology exist to oppress the people and that they don't give a damn what happens to millions of poor and common people in Pakistan—except insofar as "instability" threatens their interests." --- AWTW News Service


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