This year, 46 states facing deficits have, once again, made significant spending cuts to crucial services. In Communities across Massachusetts, teachers, police and fire fighters continue to face lay offs, libraries are closing or scaling back hours, and essential services are endangered.
Yet federal assistance to our state is decreasing -- as the Pentagon budget grows. On April 18, Massachusetts taxpayers will send $15.6 billion to the military -- which consumes a startling 60% of the federal discretionary budget.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Sun, 04/10/2011 - 8:26am.
When: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:00 pm
to 10:00 pm
Where: Boston University Law Auditorium • 767 Commonwealth Ave. • followed by reception at Sherman Union Backcourt • Boston
2011 Apr 14 - 7:00pm
2011 Apr 14 - 10:00pm
Understanding the Middle East and South/Central Asia
Noam Chomsky is among the world’s most influential political and social critics; he has written prolifically and lectured widely about U.S. Middle East policies, dynamics within the Middle East and the Central Asian War. Among his most recent books is Gaza in Crisis.
Journalist Beena Sarwar is a leading Pakistani journalist and democracy, human rights and peace advocate. She is an initiator of the Pakistani Campaign for Democracy and a former Nieman Fellow. Beena will be coming to us directly from an Afghan-Indian-Pakistani Trialogue in Berlin.