Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Obama's War and the Antiwar Movement



Thurs, March 11, 7pm

Haymarket People's Fund
42 Seaverns Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA



Join the Boston branch of the International Socialist Organization in a discussion of the states of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and the national anti-war movement. While Obama was elected on a mandate to end the war in Iraq, he has escalated the U.S. imperial projects abroad, from the surge in Afghanistan to continued U.S. occupation of Iraq to an increase in predator drones devastating Pakistan. 

This week we will discuss Afghanistan: Sinking Deeper, an article in the International Socialist Review by David Whitehouse, which brilliantly lays out the U.S.' imperial goals in the Middle East and Central Asia, while arguing that the U.S. military is faced with problems that it cannot overcome. 

In the second section, we will discuss the anti-war movement here in the U.S. and the difficulties that it is currently facing. We will discuss the ways in which we will relate to the existing antiwar forces and how we plan to be part of building a politically stronger antiwar movement.

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Required reading for the first section:

"Afghanistan: Sinking Deeper," by David Whitehouse
http://www.isreview.org/issues/69/feat-afghanistan.shtml