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Kevin Anderson

HOW TO THINK ABOUT SYRIA? ANTI-IMPERIALISM, ASSAD REGIME BARBARISM, AND THE SEARCH FOR AN ALTERNATIVE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 

6:00-8:00 PM

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!

http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/articles/u-s-attack-syria-assad-regime-reactionary-forces-grassroots-syrian-revolution-international-marxist-humanist-organization

 

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

More information: arise@internationalmarxisthumanist.org

http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org

 

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Egypt

DEVELOPMENT AND REVOLUTION: ROOTS OF THE ARAB UPRISING

http://www.soas.ac.uk/about/events/inaugurals/21nov2012-development–revolution-the-roots-of-the-arab-uprising.html

Development & Revolution: The Roots of the Arab Uprising
Professor Gilbert Achcar

Date:  21 November 2012 Time: 6:30 PM
Finishes:  21 November 2012Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Inaugural Lecture
Series: SOAS Inaugural Lecture Series

This lecture will examine the underpinnings of the revolutionary process ignited in North Africa and the Middle East in December 2010, in order to assess its potential future course. It will critically discuss various explanations of the Arab uprising that attribute it to political causes, the economic conjuncture, or economic policies. The lecture will relate the Arab uprising to structural social features that have been blocking development for decades in the region. It will then assess what can be inferred from the identification of these factors with regard to the dynamics and future of the ongoing process.

Gilbert Achcar joined SOAS as Professor of Development Studies and International Relations in 2007. Before London, he taught or researched in Beirut, Paris and Berlin. His recent books include The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder (2002, 2nd ed. 2006, translated into thirteen languages); Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, co-authored with Noam Chomsky (2006, 2nd ed. 2007); and the critically acclaimed The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (2010). His next book, The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, will come out in the spring of 2013.

To attend this free lecture, register here.
Organiser: SOAS Events
Contact email: events@soas.ac.uk
Contact Tel: 020 7898 4013

Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/development-revolution-the-roots-of-the-arab-uprising-with-gilbert-achcar-soas-21-november

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