"Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" w/ author Jeremy Scahill Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 PM.Sanctuary for Independent Media 3361 6th Avenue, Troy NY
A look inside America’s new covert wars, in which foot soldiers operate
daily across the globe with orders from the White House to do whatever
is necessary to hunt down and capture or kill those designated as
enemies.. Admission: by donation ($10 suggested, $5
student/low-income) Co-sponsored by BNP. More Information: Sanctuary for Independent Media website.
Film: "Where Soldiers Come From"
Saturday, May 25, 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus)
Solidarity Committee of the Capital District concludes its 2012-2013
film series with a showing of “Where Soldiers Come From” (2011, 90
minutes). From a snowy small town in northern Michigan to the
mountains of Afghanistan and back, this Emmy award-winning documentary
follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever transformed
by a faraway war. It looks at these young men as they are changed
from reckless teenagers to soldiers looking for bombs in Afghanistan
and, later, to veterans dealing with the silent war wounds of traumatic
brain injury and PTSD. A “New York Times” review calls the film
“quietly devastating. . . . The real cost of distant political
decisions is softly illuminated, as well as the shame of a country with
little to offer its less fortunate young people other than a ticket to
a battlefield.” This event – co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors
for Peace and Upper Hudson Peace Action – will take place in Channing
Hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, located at
405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY
campus).Admission is free, and free refreshments will be provided by
the Honest Weight Food Coop. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Monday, June 3, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Free Bradley Manning Vigil, at
the Four Corners, intersection of Kenwood and
Delaware Aves. in Delmar.
As his trial begins, let's join together to show our support for
Bradley Manning. From the Bradley Manning website:
" After more than three years of imprisonment, including nine months of
torture, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning’s trial is finally
scheduled to begin June 3, 2013, at Fort Meade, Maryland. The outcome of
this trial will determine whether a conscience-driven 25-year-old
WikiLeaks whistle-blower spends the rest of his life in prison. Bradley
believed that the American people have a right to know the truth about
what our government does around the world in our name. We the People
must send a message to the military prosecuting authority, and President
Obama, that Bradley Manning is a patriot and heroic truth-teller." Bring your sign or use one of ours. Stay for
a few minutes or an hour. Let's stand together for Bradley Manning, and for peace.
(518) 466-1192 for further information.
Monday, June 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meet at Four Corners, after vigil to determine location
gatherings here are are always lively and interesting, with many good
ideas discussed among neighbors and friends. Contact: 466-1192 for
further information. New members always welcome!
A Talk by Maud and David Easter: The Hyping of the North Korean Threat
1980 Maud and David Easter negotiated and participated in the first
non-sectarian US delegation to visit North Korea. They had worked on US
Korea policy issues for the American Friends Service Committee while
living in Japan from 1977-1980, visiting South Korea many times to
document the impact of US support for the then-dictatorship. Soon after
moving to Albany in 1981, they organized the Committee for a New
Korea Policy. Maud and David will discuss their experiences and share
their analysis of the current hostilities between the United States and
North Korea. There will be time for questions and discussion, after the
talk. For additional information call: 466-1192.
Thursday, June 20, 7:00- 8:45 pm
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar