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Tuesday, Oct. 8th - National Teach-In on Syria and U.S. Policy in the Region
6:30 to 7:30 pm (east coast)
Live Streaming at http://www.busboysandpoets.
With developments unfolding rapidly, it is still uncertain how things will play out in Syria.
A few weeks ago our nation was on the brink of yet another deadly military mistake. At the last moment, a threat of a U.S. missile attack against Syria was averted as the justifiable concern about chemical weapons moved away from a military incursion into a diplomatic process. The raging civil war has not yet stopped, but the massive outpouring of anti-war sentiment from people in every corner of the country and around the world prevented this new attack, and is helping to slow the flow of arms into Syria. Our victory was clear, but our work is far from over.
We are happy to join with other national groups to sponsor this live streamed panel on Tuesday, October 8th:
Phyllis Bennis - Director, New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies
Stephen Miles - Coordinator, Win Without War
Nick Berning - Communications Director, MoveOn.org
Rep. Barbara Lee (invited) - 13th Cong. District, CA
Watch this important discussion with others! This is a moment to bring people together, to take our organizing to a new level.
- Invite people to your home to watch the teach-in together.
- If you are at a school or college get a room and organize a screening.
- Ask your local library or religious institution to set up a public viewing.
- Ask you local community cable station to run the program live or taped.
- Use this teach-in as an opportunity to talk with others about how to strengthen the work of the anti-war movement.
We realize the time of this event might make it hard for some folks on the West Coast to see the broadcast, but we'll be sending out information about how you can access this event after October 8th.
This teach-in is organized and sponsored by the following groups that have been working together on Syria:
Win Without War
Institute for Policy Studies
Just Foreign Policy
Progressive Democrats of America
American Friends Service Committee
Peace and Justice Resource Center
U.S. Labor Against the War
United for Peace and Justice
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Women's Action for New Directions