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An Evening with Medea Benjamin - Aug. 19 at PSU

Code Pink Portland is proud to cosponsor an evening with Medea Benjamin.

- Tuesday, August 19th at 6pm
- PSU Smith Center Ballroom
- Presented by the PSU Progressive Student Union
- 6pm: video on Venezuela
- 7pm: speakers program
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and co-founder of Global Exchange, will report on her recent trip to Iraq (to set up an International Occupation Watch Center) and will speak about the WTO, FTAA and other pressing issues.

- Tuesday, August 19th at 6pm
- PSU Smith Center Ballroom
- Presented by the PSU Progressive Student Union
- 6pm: video on Venezuela
- 7pm: speakers program

When PSU brought Medea to Portland State on October 22 last fall, 37 groups endorsed and 400 people listened to her talk. Given the ongoing war in Iraq, occupation in Afghanistan, plans for Tehran, globalization under Bush II, and the current swirl of WMDs, African uranium and veracity of both Bush and Blair, organizers "anticipate Medea's talk at Portland State to rock." Medea talked to 10,000 people, with Nader, at the Rose Garden in 2000, when she was the California Green Party US Senate candidate that year.

Cosponsors (so far) include:

PSU Progressive Student Union
Code Pink Portland
Portland WILPF (Women's Int'l League for Peace & Freedom)
Living Earth
Ghazni Education Programme (Afghanistan)
NW Rage
The Alliance
KBOO Radio
Portland Jobs with Justice
Campaign for Peace with Cuba
East Timor Action Network
Portland Metro Chapter-Pacific Green Party
Love Makes a Family; and endorsed by CBLOC
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Portland Labor for Peace & Justice
Eugene PeaceWorks

For more info about this event (or to add your organization to the list of cosponsors), please contact:
Lew Church
PSU Progressive Student Union
503-725-7798
 lc@pdx.edu

More info on Medea Benjamin:  http://www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/speakers/12.html

More info on Medea Benjamin's recent trip to Iraq:  http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16373

More info on The International Occupation Watch Center in Iraq:  http://www.codepinkalert.org/Get_Involved!_IOC.shtml

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