Emergency Discussion: No Escalation in U.S. Military Aggression in Iraq … Bring Forward Another Way! 6-19-14

Emergency Discussion with Larry Everest: 
No Escalation in U.S. Military Aggression in Iraq …
Bring Forward Another Way!

(Listen HERE to Larry Everest on Michael Slate show 6/20/14) 

Thursday June 19 at 7 pm

Events are unfolding rapidly in Iraq. On June 10, armed fighters of the Sunni jihadist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), took over Iraq's northern province of Nineveh and its capital Mosul, a city of some 650,000, defeating the forces of the U.S.-installed Iraqi government of Nouri al-Malaki. ISIS then moved south, toward the capital, Baghdad, attacking and capturing other cities. On June 13, President Barack Obama warned that the U.S. was considering the use of military force to prevent the collapse of the Malaki Regime, and more U.S. military forces are being deployed to the region.

(See, No Escalation in U.S. Military Aggression in Iraq...Bring Forward Another Way!)

* Obama said the U.S. might intervene because ISIS "poses a danger to Iraq and its people" and to "American interests." But what are U.S. interests -- and how has the pursuit of these "interests" led to the horrors of today? And why must any US aggression be called out and opposed!

* Who are the forces involved in the conflict in Iraq, and why do the people - here and around the world, including in Iraq - have no interest in siding with any of them?

* How do events in Iraq show that the U.S. rulers are not all powerful and that revolution IS possible and preparing for it now is urgent?

* What will it take for something good to be wrenched out of this madness devastating the people of Iraq, and the whole Middle East? Why, in a word revolution aimed at uprooting all forms of oppression, revolution whose theoretical framework has been developed by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, as concentrated in COMMUNISM: THE BEGINNING OF A NEW STAGE, A Manifesto from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA?

Larry Everest (larryeverest.org) is a writer for Revolution newspaper (revcom.us) and author of Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda (available at Revolution Books and online), who has reported from Iraq, Iran, Palestine and India.


"Bringing Forward Another Way," by Bob Avakian

"The U.S. Legacy 10 Years After Invading Iraq: Death, Disease, Devastation, Displacement," by Larry Everest

Larry Everest's WEBSITE