Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dear Friends of Rachel Corrie


Dear Friends of Rachel Corrie,

Attached is the In Memoriam to Rachel Corrie in the Sunday, March 17 Poughkeepsie Journal, that you helped make possible.  Thank you so much for caring and standing steadfastly for truth and justice.

Tom Shaker
Greg DeSylva

Saturday, March 2, 2013

First Hand Report on the US Drone War in Pakistan

We had at least 20 people on a cold night in New Paltz. A small crowd for all the publicity we did. Only one college student, and mostly familiar faces. The presentation on drones produced a lively exchange of ideas, from the questioning of why the US would create so many enemies to the assertion that drones provide terror that empires have always relies on.

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Patricia "Paki" Wieland:
First Hand Report on the US Drone War in Pakistan

Friday, March 1, starting at 7 pm
Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue
New Paltz, NY 12561

Paki Wieland, retired professor, activist and grandmother, has participated in seven human rights delegations to conflict zones in the last three years. She was on a delegation to Pakistan studying the human rights aspects of the US drone war in Waziristan. She traveled recently to Bahrain in an effort to protect civilian protesters from state directed violence. 

A former family therapist and teacher at Antioch University Graduate School, Paki brings a human insight and empathy to the understanding of US wars in the Middle East. Presentation and discussion is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: 
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