On Wednesday, April 26th, a community teach-in will be conducted at Judson Memorial Church on the future of American-Iran relations. Entitled "Stopping the War Before It Starts: What We Need to Know to Resist," the panel will include CUNY Grad Center Professor Ervand Abrahamian, NYU Professor Timothy Mitchell, and Middle East Report editor Kaveh Ehsani, and will be moderated by a classmate of mine, Leili Kashani. A description of the event as advertised reads:
Three years into the war on Iraq the same rumors and stereotypes are being deployed, only this time, with multilateral support -and against Iranians. The U.S., which remains the only country to have ever used an atomic weapon against a civilian population and today has 890 permanent military bases in 130 countries, continues to talk about imminent threats to its security.
Why aren't we mobilizing against deeper sanctions and a war on Iran? What do we need to do to organize more effectively? How can we do things differently this time?
Join us for this important conversation, designed to provide critical analysis about the crisis: understanding the conflict within the history of the U.S. empire, putting the nuclear issue in its proper regional context, examining the role of Israel and the ongoing wars and resistance in Iraq and Afghanistan, and seeking opportunities for solidarity with progressive political movements in Iran and with anti-war forces throughout the world.
The event is being co-sponsored by Middle East Report, the NYU Persian Cultural Society, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, and Youth Solidarity Summer. For directions to Judson Memorial Church, visit their website. For more info on the event, contact email@example.com.