Diana Johnstone comments on Charlie Hebdo, Ukraine, Russia and ISIS and the Middle East
Diana Johnstone to speak in Minneapolis via Skype on April 25, 2015. See details below.
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She notes 60s C. Hebdo, once Left, like Left, now backs government, NATO actions against targeted rulers;’ “free expression” limited post attack; notes West allied with religious states against secular ME rulers; says Abu Ghraib radicalizes Muslim youth more than poor economy or colonial history; compares ISIS appeal to that in ’48 for Israel; re Ukraine, media’s anti-Russian propaganda, distortion of Ukranian history, worse than ever as is danger of nuclear war; cites rush to accuse Putin of shooting down airliner, recent blackout of Sarkozy’s defense of Russian position, as examples.
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Diana Johnstone via Skype
Saturday, April 25th @ 10 am
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
Diana Johnstone was the European editor of the U.S. weekly, In These Times; the press officer of the Green Group in the European Parliament; and is the author of The Politics of Euromissiles: Europe in America’s Next War and Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions. Her new book, Queen of Chaos: the Misadventures of Hillary Clinton, will be published by CounterPunch in 2015.
Diana Johnstone’s many articles, including the recent, “France Under the Influence: The ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo,” have been featured in numerous international magazines and on news sites. A distinguished researcher and commentator on global politics, Diana holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota and was active in the movement against the Vietnam War, organizing the first international contacts between American citizens and Vietnamese representatives. She is a member of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM).
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