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"There are many reasons to celebrate and Americans have a lot to be thankful for. Genocide should not be one of those things. What are we doing on Thanksgiving Day? We would be appropriately appalled if Germany or Austria were celebrating a Holocaust Memorial Day, where Germans and Austrians got together with their fami
We do not have to feel guilty, but we do need to feel something. At the very least, we need to reflect on how and what we feel. We should also review our history and what it means to us and others, while we must rethink our adopted traditions, including our Thanksgiving High Holy Day. My personal (and therefore political!) resolution for the new year is to stop celebrating genocide. American Thanksgiving may be sacred to some, but it’s utterly profane to me." --Dan Brook
Socialist-healthcare vs. Capitalist-Healthcare
The U.S. capitalist system creates an environment that put tens of millions of uninsured or underinsured Americans in life-threatening and deadly situations every year. What are the alternatives?
Come out and discover the fact about Socialist-healthcare vs. Capitalist-Healthcare.
Lecture by PhDc Anil Aba; Economics student at the UofU.
free & open to the public
The Revolutionary Students Union at the campus of the University of Utah will be hosting three guests, Sara Flounders, Larry Hales & Paul Teitelbaum for an Activist Speakers Forum.
This forum will be held in the Collegiate Room of the Olpin Union Building at the University of Utah, Wednesday March28th 7PM.
These three speakers will talk on the topics of -- the Decline of US Imperialism -- National Oppression and the struggle for National Liberation -- Technology, the Control of Information, and Revolutionary Struggle.
Sara Flounders is the Co- Director of the International Action Center - an organization opposing US militarism, corporate globalization, racism and war. The IAC, initiated by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, combines grassroots activism with mass mobilizations and protest activities. It maintains a web site, that is now in the top 1% of all web sites globally.
In 2003 Sara Flounders was an editor and co-author of the book produced by the IAC on the U.S. role in Colombia entitled War in Colombia: Made in U.S.A. She traveled to Colombia as part of a delegation to focus attention on the growing attacks on Colombian trade unionists by right-wing death squads.
In 2004 immediately after the U.S. kidnapping of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Sara Flounders flew to Central Africa Republic with a small delegation. They were the first people able to meet with President Aristide who was held incommunicado. They arranged a press conference for him and broke the story of the U.S. kidnapping. Flounders is also the editor and co-author of the book: Haiti – A Slave Revolution.
Larry Hales is a member of the International Action Center. He is a published writer, contributing editor of Workers World newspaper and has traveled extensively across the country speaking to youth and students and poor communities. He has been involved in struggles against police brutality in Denver, Colorado, where he was also a victim, as well as anti-war work and in other struggles.
Larry has been active in the struggle to defend public education and was one of the organizer of the National Day of Action to Defend Public education, which led to hundreds of thousands of teachers, faculty, other education workers, students - from K-12 to higher education - parents and community activists, coming out on the streets all over the country, in 33 states, participating in over 100 demonstrations and in struggles against austerity in general.
Larry Hales has also taken part in many international solidarity trips to Cuba, Venezuela, Palestine and Libya, Bangladesh and the Philippines.