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Talk War and Politics at DePaul

By Sean Corbett in News on Nov 9, 2006 10:02PM

2006_11_anti_war.jpgIn the wake of an election which media outlets say demonstrated “clear popular opposition to the war in Iraq,” DePaul University is holding a forum tonight that will expound upon our governments' plans in the Middle East, particularly with regards to Iran. Two Iranian Studies scholars, Hamid Dabashi, and Golbarg Bashi, will present their views along with anti-war activists. Subjects include global geopolitics, the neocon agenda, Islam, human rights, and feminism, to name a few. These are the issues that dominate the international stage these days and help explain why we are stuck in Iraq, and how we might get out.

Chicagoist can only hope that the anti-war sentiment, which appears to permeate the country, will spill over into people starting to care that their civil rights (free speech, privacy, being imprisoned without being charged) have been slowly disappearing over the past several years. The irony of a campaign to spread “Freedom” around the globe which has the effect of throwing away the individual freedoms of the American people is almost too much for us to handle.

Check out some intelligent people talking about issues that affect you, tonight at 7 p.m. at DePaul University’s Monroe Hall, 2312 N. Clifton Ave.

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