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Meeting tonight: War, Social Inequality and the Crisis of American Democracy

David North, Marxist author and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site will examine the relationship between war, the intensifying levels of social inequality within the United States and the move towards police state methods of rule.
The last decade has witnessed a rapid and increasingly menacing escalation of
attacks on core social and democratic rights. The installation of Bush as president
by the Supreme Court, based on a decision to stop the counting of disputed
ballots in Florida, set the stage for further violations of constitutional principles.
Exploiting the events of 9/11, the Bush administration has moved to repeal,
with bi-partisan support in Congress, critical elements of the Bill of Rights. In
late September 2006, both houses of Congress passed legislation authorizing
drum-head military trials of so-called "alien enemy combatants" which deny
defendants the protections of either the Geneva Conventions or Habeas Corpus.

Thursday, November 2, 7:30 pm
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon

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what building and what room? 02.Nov.2006 17:09