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Campaign for Peace and Democracy

May 19, 2016

Dear Friend of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy,

We invite you to attend two panels of special interest at this weekend's Left Forum, one on "Refugees, War and Austerity: the View from Syria, Greece and Turkey," and the other on "Toward a Revival of the U.S. Anti-War Movement." Please join us if you can.

 

Refugees, War and Austerity:
the View from Syria, Greece and Turkey

at the Left Forum Conference 2016

TIME Sun 12:00pm - 01:50pm, Room 1.71

This panel will address the refugee crisis at the intersection of international politics and conflicting interests that meet in the Middle East, Turkey and Europe. The panelists will explore the political dimensions of what is understood as "the refugee crisis," while placing it in a wider context that goes well beyond considerations which have primarily to do with the reception and accommodation --or not -- of the incoming populations.

Co-Chairs
Joanne Landy -- Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Despina Lalaki -- AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement

Speakers
Nidal Bitari
Syrian Palestinian journalist from Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus.
  He is in almost daily contact with friends and colleagues in the camp.

Costas Panayotakis
Professor of Sociology at CUNY's New York City College of Technology
and author of Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy

PLUS:
Iannis Delatolas
Supporter of Anatarsya in Greece, recently came back from Greece after being there for almost 4 months
where he was an organizer with KEERFA (United Against Racism and the Fascist Threat)

 

Sponsored by Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Co-Sponsors:
AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement, New Politics, MENA-Solidarity Network-US

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and we also invite you to a second panel:

  Toward a Revival of the U.S. Anti-War Movement

Session 2 on Sat May 21 starting at 12 noon
in 2511 North Hall Building

SPEAKERS:

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK
Ashley Smith, International Socialist Organization
Nidal Bitari, Palestinian-Syrian journalist
 Dan Fischer, Capitalism Vs the Climate

CHAIR
 Stanley Heller of Promoting Enduring Peace 

sponsored by
Revive the Peace
Movement Network
RPM logo
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Left Forum is the largest annual conference of the broad Left in the United States. Each spring thousands of conference participants come together to discuss pressing local, national and global issues; to better understand commonalities and differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; or to share ideas to help build social movements to transform the world.
Please register online at www.leftforum.org