HOW TO THINK ABOUT SYRIA? ANTI-IMPERIALISM, ASSAD REGIME BARBARISM, AND THE SEARCH FOR AN ALTERNATIVE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd. (free parking in rear)
Suite 101-102, press #22 at rear door to get into room
Culver City (LA area)
Introducing the discussion:
Mike Pugliese, longtime left observer
Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins: On Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Non-Western Societies
Mansoor M., Iranian cultural worker
The situation in Syria cries out for a comprehensive, dialectical response, not just a knee-jerk anti-interventionism that fails to mention the nature of the Assad regime. For this reason, the International Marxist-Humanist Organization’s August 30 statement has a long title:
Against U.S Attack on Syria! Against the Assad Regime and Other Reactionary Forces! For the Grassroots Syrian Revolution!
These are the kinds of questions that we will address, followed by a free and open discussion:
Can the left fight imperialism at the same time as opposing the Assad regime?
Can it support the Syrian uprising while also opposing fundamentalism?
What effect would a U.S. bombing of Syria have on Iran, including on the reform currents inside that country?
Sponsored by the West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization
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