CENTER FOR POLITICAL EDUCATION invites you to:
OCCUPATION & INTERVENTION: US
MILITARISM IN THE CURRENT MOMENT
August 17, 7pm
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St. FYC Room
Rhonda Ramiro (vice-chair, BAYAN USA)
Max Elbaum (long-time anti-war activist and author of Revolution in the Air)
and Yousef K. Baker (professor international relations at Cal State Long Beach)
The “fall” of Mosul? The “liberation” of Marawi? While the news cycle is dominated by reality television-type depictions of national politics and large segments of the left are focused on the Trump regime’s domestic policies, military intervention and outright war is raging on most continents across the planet. The US maintains the largest and most technologically advanced arsenal of conventional and nuclear weapons in the world, while it deploys hundreds of thousands of troops in at least 175 countries, and disperses tens of billions of dollars annually in military aid to more than 200 governments. The US also trains approximately 200,000 soldiers, police, and other personnel internationally every year. As people struggle against economic,social, and ecological crisis, understanding the United States’ war footing is as urgent as ever.
Join CPE to kick off our new series, War & Liberation, to learn more about current US military interventions in the Philippines, Iraq, and globally and the role US movements can play in resisting war.