Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn Chicago, IL 60605
This program to mark the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, will include a panel of speakers addressing the changing face of war. Abroad, the US' increased use of drones for "targeted killings" in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, has resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians. Here in the US, deadly cuts continue to be imposed on domestic programs in order to fund the Pentagon's excessive spending and line the pockets of wealthy corporations, such as Boeing. The fights for public education, housing, and healthcare are intricately tied to the fights against war and imperialism.
Peter Lems is a leader in the American Friends Service Committee anti-drone effort.
Kait McIntyre of the Anti-War Committee will speak about the local campaign targeting Boeing.
Vince Emanuele, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, served two tours in Iraq.
*More to come*