Upcoming SEP/IYSSE public meetings

No to war in Syria!

11 April 2017

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding public meetings throughout the U S. Contact the SEP for information on setting up a meeting in your area.

With the launching of military strikes on Syria, the US is opening a new chapter in its bloody wars in the Middle East, which have left more than 1 million dead. The consequences of the direct targeting of the Syrian government are incalculable. How will Russia respond? The world could wake up some morning in the near future to the news that the two largest nuclear-armed powers in the world are at war.

There is no opposition to war from within the media and political establishment. Indeed, the Trump administration’s actions against Syria are in line with the demands of the Democratic Party, backed by the most powerful factions of the Pentagon and CIA.

As always, the US government justifies its actions by reference to allegations of atrocities carried out by whatever government is in its crosshairs. The media treats as established fact the claims that the Syrian government is responsible for the use of chemical weapons, while ignoring the horrific atrocities committed by the US throughout the Middle East.

What are the real motivations for the unending war drive? What are the geostrategic interests of the US in the Middle East? What will be the consequences? Above all, how can war be opposed?

Meeting Details:

Geneseo, New York
Thursday April 13, 5:30 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
Bailey 101

New York City, New York
Saturday April 15, 3:30 p.m.
University Settlement at the Houston St. Center
Classrooms 2&3, 273 Bowery
at the corner of Houston St.

Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, April 19, 5:00 p.m.
Onondaga County Central Library
The Galleries of Syracuse
447 S. Salina St.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota
Folwell Hall Room 119
9 Pleasant St. SE

Amherst, Massachusetts
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 p.m.
Jones Library
Woodbury Room (downstairs)
43 Amity St.
Speaker: Fred Mazelis

Northern Virginia Community College
Tuesday, April 25, 3:00 p.m.
Annandale Campus
CC 236

Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Lecture Center A, Room 3

New Orleans, Louisiana
Monday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Tulane University
Lavin Bernick Center
Room 202 (Rechler Conference Room)

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