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The 1% - What’s NATO Got to Do with It?
Afghanistan, Libya, Russia, Iran, China & Economic Injustice
A teach-in with Vijay Prashad, Elaine Bernard & Joseph Gerson
Peace and justice organizations, community based groups and Occupy are preparing to challenge militarism and austerity when the leaders of the NATO and G-8 nations meet in Chicago this May. Join us to learn what NATO and the G-8 have to do with the world’s wars, economic crises, and making the world safe for the 1%.
Vijay Prashad is Professor and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He is the author of Arab Spring, Libyan Winter. He will be speaking at the Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice in Chicago, May 18.
Elaine Bernard is executive director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School and a Vice Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Joseph Gerson is Director of AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program. He is a lead organizer of the May 18 Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice in Chicago. His most recent book is Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World. Read his just published in-depth article on the crisis of NATO.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death… …Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism. –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Beyond Vietnam,” April 4, 1967.
Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and Massachusetts Peace Action
For more information about the Counter-Summit please visit www.natofreefuture.org.