-- Sat 10/28/06: Resisting Goliath: Lebanon and Palestine Confront Israel

Resisting Goliath: Lebanon and Palestine Confront Israel
Toufic Haddad
Part of the NorthEast Socialist Conference

City College of New York
North Academic Center (NAC Building)
138th St. & Convent Avenue
Registration begins at 9am
$5 outside of NYC; $10 NYC; $20 solidarity
Sample Workshops:
Toufic Haddad: Resisting Goliath—Lebanon and Palestine Confront Israel
Jonah Birch: ZionismFalse Messiah
Deepa Kumar: Fighting the Rise of Islamophobia
Shaun Joseph: Should Progressive Support Intervention in Darfur?
Saturday Evening:   
Resisting Imperialism in the Middle East
Featuring Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal and Ahmed Shawki, editor of the International Socialist Review
Israel, fully backed by the United States, destroys an entire country in a war that shows that US imperial ambitions extend beyond Iraq to the entire Middle East. In the name of the "war on terror", racist lies are peddled about Arabs and Muslims and our civil liberties are stripped away.  Politicians attack immigrants and call for "securing the border", giving confidence to far-right groups like the Minutemen to harass undocumented workers.  All in the context of falling living standards for workers and growing class inequality.
But these horrors are not without opposition.  While the right-wing is taking advantage of this climate to offer their bigoted "solutions" to the crisis, millions of people reject the wars and the inequality, the lies and the racism.  It was only 6 months ago, on May 1st,  that millions of immigrants took to the streets in the largest demonstrations in US history.  When Israel invaded Lebanon, the Hezbollah-led resistance movement was able to stand up to the Goliath and force them to retreat.  And many in the US began to draw the connections between the US, Israel, Iraq and the "war on terror", laying the basis for a new, principled anti-war movement.
The potential exists to build an alternative, but our side needs a voice.  Politicians across the spectrum are united in their attacks on the working-class at home and continuing wars abroad.  If an opposition is to be built, it must be built from below.  This means that our side needs ideas and strategies based on our own power and history. Socialist politics offer ideas that can help us to change the world.
This year's Northeast Socialist Conference aims to provide space to debate and clarify strategies for change, learn from the history of previous struggles, and put forward a vision for the future.  Join hundreds of activists, progressives and socialists for a conference that will address the key issues facing the Left today while also discussing how we can fight for a world free of the wars, racism and poverty that our society has produced.

For more information, and complete program, please visit:
The Northeast Socialist Conference is sponsored by the International Socialist Organization

Event Location: 

City College of New York
138th St. & Convent Avenue North Academic Center (NAC Building)
New York , NY

Event Date: 

Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 7:00pm

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