Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Phyllis Bennis at CSU this Friday, on the Nakba (Catastrophe)

In recognition of Nakba (The Catastrophe) the 61st commemoration of the expulsion of the Palestinians to create the State of Israel in 1948 - PHYLLIS BENNIS, author and Jewish board member of the CAMPAIGN TO END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION will speak Friday, May 15, 7PM at Cleveland State University, Main Classroom (MC) Room #134 Auditorium.

Event is free. Seating is limited; please reserve at or 440-623-0492. Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Cleveland Peace Action, Beit Hanina Palestinian Social Club, Cleveland State University Muslim Student Association, Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East, the Free Gaza Coaltion, and the Middle East Peace Forum.

Phyllis Bennis is Director of The New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Board of Directors, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - more

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of both TNI and the Insitute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. Phyllis is a journalist specialising in Middle East and United Nations issues. Formerly based at the United Nations, she has worked on US domination of the UN leading up to the Gulf War, economic sanctions on Iraq, international interventions and US foreign policy in the Middle East. The author and editor of books on Palestine, Iraq, the UN and the New World Order, her most recent publications are Ending the Iraq War: A Primer (Olive Branch Press, 2008), Understanding the US-Iran crisis: A Primer (Olive Branch Press, 2008), Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (Interlink, 2007), Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy US Power (Interlink, 2005), La Ideologia neoimperial: La crisis de EEUU con Irak (Icaria/TNI/CIP 2003), co-authored with Mariano Aguirre, and Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the September 11 Crisis (Interlink, 2002).

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