Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

October 17, 2008

Resisting Empire: Laila Al-Arian, Jeremy Scahill, Camilo Mejia and Michael Schwartz

Filed under: ISO Events — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 2:27 am

The Barnard-Columbia ISO is happy to be co-sponsoring and helping with the organizing of this amazing event:


A National Anti-War Speaking Tour by Haymarket Books

co-sponsored nationally by AlterNet, Nation Books and Iraq Veterans Against the War

NYC Tour Stop Details:
Saturday, October 25th, 7pm
New York University

19 West 4th Street, Room 101 (near Broadway)
N, R to 8th Street; B,D,F,V to Broadway Lafayette; 6 to Astor Place; A,C to West 4th Street
Sliding Scale Admission: $5/10/12

Here and around the world, people want to see an end to the Iraq War and a change in the reckless direction of U.S. foreign policy. U.S. aggression has inflicted a humanitarian catastrophe— from Iraq, to Afghanistan, and beyond—with millions of people killed or turned into refugees. American troops continue to suffer and die, while schools and hospitals fall apart. A new resistance needs to be built from the ground up.

To build it, we need to hear the stories the mainstream media refuse to tell: the stories of war resisters, unembedded journalists, and activists. Resisting Empire starts with us.


Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejía was the first veteran to publicly refuse to redeploy to Iraq. He is the Board Chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), and is the author of a memoir, Road From ar Ramadi (Haymarket Books, 2007).

Michael Schwartz is a founding director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, and author of the new book, War Without End: The Iraq War in Context (Haymarket Books, 2008).

Jeremy Scahill is is a correspondent for Democracy Now! and the author of the Polk-award winning New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books).

Laila Al-Arian is a freelance journalist and co-author, with Chris Hedges, of Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians (Nation Books, 2008). She has written for The Nation, USA Today, United Press International, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

The New York City stop of this tour is co-sponsored by the NYU Radical Film and Lecture Series, Iraq Veterans Against the War-NYC, AlterNet, Nation Books, Campus Anti-War Network-NYC and Hunter College, Military Families Speak Out-NYC, Adalah-NY, International Socialist Organization and World Can’t Wait.

For more information or to endorse the NYC tour stop, please contact jenroesch@gmail. com. For more information about the national tour and a full list of speakers and tour stops, please see or contact 773-583-7884.


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