Revolution #134, June 29, 2008

Emergency Forums in SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York:

The Danger of a U.S. Attack on Iran Is Real and Growing— We Must Act Now!

This information is from the World Can’t Wait—Drive Out the Bush Regime website (

These emergency meetings are being called to raise awareness of the rapidly escalating danger of a possible U.S. preemptive attack on Iran—perhaps before Bush leaves office—and to organize mass opposition to any U.S. military action against Iran.

Organizers write: “Are you willing to be silent as your government—steps up pressure and war preparations against Iran—a Third World country of 70 million people half-way around the world? Are you willing to sit passively while leading political figures—from President Bush to John McCain and Barack Obama to Israeli leaders—threaten Iran that ‘all options are on the table’—i.e., with nuclear annihilation?”

7 pm  Tuesday  June 24

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita Ave.)

Sponsors: Revolution Books and World Can’t Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime.
Co-sponsor: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists—Social Justice Committee

Info: 510-848-1196  $5-10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible.

7 pm  Wednesday  June 25

City of West Hollywood, Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 5 & 6

7377 Santa Monica Blvd @ Martel, Los Angeles

Sponsors: Westside Progressives • World Can’t Wait–Drive Out the Bush Regime. LA. Endorsers: LGBT Greens • Out Against the War-LA • Topanga Peace Alliance

Info: Westside Progressives: 310-490-3858 or World Can’t Wait:
323-462-4771. $5-10 donation; no one turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible


6:30 pm  Thursday  June 26

Auditorium, Local 1199,
310 W. 43rd Street
b/8th & 9th Avenues.

Info: 347-678-5905


Speakers include:

Larry Everest is a correspondent for Revolution newspaper and author of Oil, Power & Empire–Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda. He has covered the Middle East for 30 years, reporting from Iran, Iraq, Palestine, and India. His nine-part series, “The U.S. & Iran: A History of Domination, Intrigue and Intervention,” is available at

Gareth Porter is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam and an independent investigative journalist and historian. He has written extensively for Inter Press Service, The American Prospect, The Nation and on Bush administration deceptions and threats against Iran.

Additionally in New York: Ervand Abrahamian is Distinguished Prof. of History at CUNY and author of A Modern History of Iran (Cambridge University Press, July 2008); Khomeinism; Tortured Confessions; Iranian Mojahedin. Prof. Abrahamian is currently working on a new book, The 1953 Coup in Iran.

Additionally in Berkeley: Shahram Aghamir is an activist and a journalist who was born and raised in Iran. Currently, he and his colleagues collaboratively produce a weekly show on KPFA Radio entitled “Voices of the Middle East and North Africa.” Daniel Ellsberg is the former State Department and Department of Defense official who leaked the Pentagon Papers.

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