|PAUL STREET speaks: 12/9 & 12/10 @ Macalester and U||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jason Adams (adamsja4msu.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:03:00 -0800 (PST)|
*** Two public forums *** Does Obama Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? *** Featured Speaker: PAUL STREET *** Paul Street <http://www.zmag.org/zspace/paulstreet> is the leading left analyst of Obama and author of <http://www.paradigmpublishers.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=186987> Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics, which journalist John Pilger calls "perhaps the only book that tells the truth about the 44th president of the United States." *** TWO DATES *** Wednesday, December 9th 7pm, Macalester College Humanities Room 226 Map: http://www.macalester.edu/about/mapbyalpha.html Thursday, December 10th 7pm, University of Minnesota, West Bank Blegen Hall Room 010 Map: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/BlegH/index.html On December 10th, Barack Obama will receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Yet in what seems to be a contradiction of this award, his administration is preparing to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, and recently signed one of the largest military budgets in U.S. history. Come hear anti-war activists' views on Obama's foreign policy, and discuss what we can do to achieve real peace. Sponsored by Socialist <http://www.socialistminnesota.org/> Alternative, and endorsed by the Iraq <http://peace1.wordpress.com/> Peace Action Coalition and Youth Against War <http://www.yawr.org/> & Racism. For more information, to endorse, or help organize the event, contact Dan DiMaggio at 617-519-3026 ------------------- About the speaker: Paul Street is an independent journalist and writer. He is the author of <http://www.paradigmpublishers.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=186987> Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics, described by British journalist John Pilger as "perhaps the only book that tells the truth about the 44th president of the United States." He is now working on a new book, Empire's New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power and the Politics of Progressive Betrayal (2010). He was formerly Director of Research at the Chicago Urban League from 2000 to 2005 and Visiting Professor in U.S. History at Northern Illinois University during 2005-2006. Some of Paul Street's recent work: The Nobel Gift - http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/22842 Obama's Violin: Populist Rage and the Uncertain Containment of Change - http://www.zcommunications.org/zmag/viewArticle/21334 Perverted Priorities: One Year Later - http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/23068 There Is No Peace Dividend: Reflections on Empire, Inequality, and "Brand Obama" - http://www.zcommunications.org/zmag/viewArticle/20129
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