Monday, December 6, 2010

Thurs, 12/9, Public Forum, ''WikiLeaks and the ugly truth about U.S. imperialism''

7pm, Haymarket People's Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave, JP (map)

The latest release of thousands of classified US diplomatic messages by WikiLeaks has once again exposed the ugly truth of US imperialism. The documents that were most recently made public show that the US has been actively discussing an invasion of Iran with its allies, preparing to replace existing governments with more US-friendly regimes, and constantly calculating which world governments are “reliable” allies in the US’ “what we say goes” game of world domination. The cables have also revealed that governments like those of Yemen and Pakistan have been willing partners in the US’ illegal air wars in those countries, though they have denied it.

In many ways, WikiLeaks have confirmed with damning evidence what many people around the world already knew: that the US is the biggest bully in the world and uses all kinds of violence and power to remain the world’s only superpower. While the Obama Administration and other governments of the world claim that WikiLeaks is criminal for “endangering lives of Americans” and “undermining democracy and diplomacy,” it is the US’ actions that are outrageous—not the efforts of brave whistleblowers to expose them.

Join us this Thursday, December 9th, for a discussion on WikiLeaks and their significance for those of us who oppose and work to stop the US’ wars of terror. To read more about the leak's impact and aftermath, check out the Socialist Worker articles, "WikiWitchunt," and "What WikiLeaks revealed about the empire."

Thursday, December 9 at 7pm
Haymarket People's Fund Building
42 Seaverns Ave., Jamaica Plain (map)

Sponsored by the Boston Branch of the International Socialist Organization

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