The People’s Organization for Progress will give a program on Saturday, Oct. 18 titled “Which Way to Peace in Iraq?” The location is REFAL Communiversity at 271 S. 9th St. in Newark. The door is open at 8:30 for registration, refreshments, and conversation. The program will start at 9:00.
There is a pressing need for this discussion now. We are at the height of a presidential election campaign even as a financial crisis of unprecedented severity has exploded. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are treating the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as priorities. Yet history presents many examples of economic crises that brought war. Instead we are bombarded with misleading “good news” from Iraq.
Washington has spread the war in Afghanistan to Pakistan and continues to threaten the spread of war in Iraq to Iran. The Bush administration seems unable to step back from its debacle in Ossetia even though it carries the danger of confrontation with Russia. These are only the most obvious flash points. Not since Hitler’s campaigns of the late 1930s that led to World War II has such a drumbeat of war been heard.
Now is the time to step up the struggle to end the war in Iraq! We have an excellent program of speakers and discussion. We hope you will find it interesting and useful. The speakers will be:
Willa Cofield, POP Antiwar Committee: Myths and Realities of Iraq
Ato-Bakari Chase, Chairman, Newark Chapter, NBPP: War Equals Politics with Bloodshed
Kosta Harlan, Students for a Democratic Society: Is Bush on the Road to Victory in Iraq?
Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, POP: The War and the Election
Ibrahim Ebeid, Al-Moharer: An Iraqi Political Program of Liberation
Small group discussion after the speakers
Saturday, October 18, 2008
9AM until Noon
REFAL, 271 S. 9th St., Newark
Admission is free