PAUL STREET speaks: 12/9 & 12/10 @ Macalester and U
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

 

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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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