[mgj-discuss] Forum on future of antiwar movement with Piven,
Mahajan, Wed., Dec. 8, 7pm
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Iraq Peace Forum: Building a better movement against war and the Bush agenda - Discussion with Piven, Mahajan, Wed., Dec. 8
What: Forum on Iraq, and how to build a more effective movement against the war and the Bush agenda
Where: St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery Church, 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave.), New York City
When: Wednesday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Who: Frances Fox Piven (political scientist/social critic) and Rahul Mahajan (author/antiwar activist), followed by an open discussion among the audience and speakers
In the aftermath of a disappointing presidential election, how can American activists build a more effective movement against both the Iraq occupation and the Bush administration's assault on working people and civil liberties? Iraq Peace Forum will be holding an evening of expert talks and discussion around this question on Wednesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's-in the-Bowery, Church, Manhattan.
Rahul Mahajan has agreed to speak on the current situation in Iraq as well as current short- and long-term US imperial strategy. Frances Fox Piven will speak about the state of the antiwar movement - its defects and her remedies - as well as on how the war and a manufactured sense of crisis are being used to push through a domestic program that seriously undermines poor and wage-earning communities. Following will be a discussion by audience and speakers of what the antiwar movement's strategies should be going forward, and how best to capture the public's support.
* Frances Fox Piven is the distinguished author of Regulating the Poor (Vintage) and The Breaking of the American Social Compact (New Press), both with Richard A. Cloward. Her latest book, The War at Home (New Press), is a detailed indictment of the reactionary Bush domestic agenda being implemented under cover of the fog of war.
* Rahul Mahajan is the author of The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism (Monthly Review Press) and Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond (Seven Stories Press). He is a founding member of the National Board of Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization.
The Iraq Peace Forum is a coalition of New Yorkers opposed to war and the Bush agenda. For more information, contact Eric Laursen, (917) 806-6452.
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