Friday, April 6, 2007

Phyllis Bennis - Challenging Empire

Author and activist Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies will speak in the Senate Chambers (Tivoli 329) on Wednesday, April 11, at 1:00. She will be discussing U.S. policy toward Iraq, Iran and other countries in the Middle East.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Somalia Media Links

Here are some links with information related to the Somalia forum which will take place in the very near future.

-Click here for a country profile.
-Here is a historical chronology and here is a timeline of events.
-For a brief overview of the two factions click here.
-Here is the most recent story regarding the insurgency.
-For an analysis of U.S. goals in Somalia click here.
-This story includes a limited account of U.S. actions as well as a map of recent airstrikes.
-Quotes from various leaders regarding the situation in Somalia.
-A Somaliland Times article about the African Union "peacekeeping force".
-Another Somaliland TImes story. This one about insurgent attacks against some of the first "peacekeepers".
-Here is a statement by an Islamic leader encouraging resistance.
-Another story about U.S. air raids.
-Here is a link to the Wikipedia article about Somalia.

Thanks to Eric Wiesner for providing these links. We hope this enlightens you and prepares you for our discussion.

Friday, March 30, 2007

The New SDS

There is an article in The Nation magazine about the new SDS.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Somalia Forum - April 2.

We will be hosting a forum about Somalia on Monday, April 2, 2007 in the Tivoli room 440. Dr. Robert Hazan of the Political Science Department and Dr. Derrick Hudson of the Department of African and African American Studies will discuss U.S. military actions in Somalia.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Barsamian on IRAN - Video

Success! Thanks to David Barsamian for permission to post this video.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Anti-war March

I just got home from the anti-war march in Denver. Thank you to everyone who came out to show your support for an end to war.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Barsamian Update

We are experiencing a few minor technological glitches in posting David's talk from last week. We will have the video posted here soon. David will be speaking on Friday, March 23rd, at the Mercury Cafe. This event is a benefit for the Denver Justice & Peace Committee and will focus on the changing political landscape of Latin America.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Anti-war March

Join us on Saturday, March 17, as we march on the Capitol in an effort to stop war at home and abroad. The march will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Halliburton's Denver offices, and end on the west steps of the Capitol. There will be several speakers including T.J. Westphal of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Dahlia Wasfi, and members of Military Families Speak Out Colorado Chapter. We will have a table set up at the Capitol and hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Barsamian on IRAN

On Tuesday, March 6, David Barsamian of Alternative Radio visited the Auraria Campus to talk about his recent trip to Iran. We were there to film David's talk and will be posting the video here soon.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Auraria SDS

Students for a Democratic Society is an association of students on the left. It seeks to create a sustained community of educational and political concern; one bringing together liberals and radicals, activists and scholars, students and faculty. It maintains a vision of a democratic society where at all levels people have control of the decisions which affect them and the resources on which they are dependent. It seeks a relevance through the continual focus on realities and on the programs necessary to effect change at the most basic levels of economic, political and social organization. It feels the urgency to put forth a radical, democratic program whose methods embody the democratic vision.

We are a group of students from Metropolitan State College of Denver, the University of Colorado, Denver, and the Community College of Denver.