Tag Archives: War

Medea Benjamin Speaking in Hartford and New Haven!

Details: Medea will speaking on Saturday July 13 at Real Art Ways in Hartford after the showning of Jeremy Scahill’s “Dirty Wars”. The movie will begin at 2 and the speaking program around 3:45. NOTE The speaking portion of the event is FREE. You can come to the discussion without going to the movie. BONUS Rick Rawley, the director of “Dirty Wars” will be coming to CT and will also speak at the forum. Should be exciting.

Medea will be speaking on Sunday. July 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Center Church on the Green just opposite the New Haven Green. It’s the main “Meeting House” of the church on 250 Temple St.

Check out a recent interview with Benjamin at http://www.thestruggle.org/#PD

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September 6th: Japanese-American Internment and State Repression Today

Japanese-American Internment and State Repression Today  

With Lorraine Leiko Miyahara Author of:

Internment
A True Story
Memories of a Thirteen Year Old Girl, 1941-1944
September 6th at 7pm
New Britain Public Library Community Room 20 High Street New Britain, CTAs war hysteria swept the west coast in 1941 Japanese American Families were forced from their homes and lands by presidential decree, which gave them only forty-eight hours to leave their homes and abandon their businesses. The government confined more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps around the country. Both American citizens and resident aliens were treated as grave security threats. Large signs in bold letters were posted everywhere for all persons of Japanese ancestry, listing the areas and boundaries that were affected.Hear author Lorraine Leiko Miyahara describe her experience in the internment camps as a child and what present assaults on civil liberties mean for people in the U.S. today. To be followed by a discussion.

Sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition Against Indefinite Detention

For more information contact Dan at 860-985-4576                       http://www.CTStopIndefiniteDetention.wordpress.com