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Announcement :: International
Boston Mobe presents "Alive in Baghdad" Wednesday December 14th 7-9 pm
10 Dec 2005
You know it's hard to get news from Iraq. Even news from imbedded reporters rarely makes it to the American airways— you hardly know a war is going on. But, for people in Baghdad, and the rest of Iraq, the war is simply impossible to ignore. Brian Conley, a young independent journalist, decided to go to Iraq and see for himself what has been continually overlooked.
He has just returned from Baghdad and will visit us at the Democracy Center to recount his time in Iraq. We'll get to see footage of his interviews with those most directly affected by the war: the Iraqi citizens themselves.

Wednesday, December 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Conley's returned from his six-week tour of Amman, Jordan and Baghdad, ready to speak about issues ranging from the role of torture in counterinsurgency tactics to the future of the Iraqi state. He'll also touch upon Iraqi's attitudes toward the occupation, the difference between the insurgency and the resistance, and the state of security in Iraq. He'll provide unedited footage capturing his personal interviews with Iraqi citizens living in the face of war. Following his commentary, there'll be a lengthy question and answer session with a chance for screenings of more footage and interviews.

Conley created the Alive in Baghdad because it created a window onto life in Iraq through unedited, direct sources like weblogs, videos and photographs. Conley hopes that everyone from community leaders to newspaper editors will take and use the materials raw format available on the website, [http://www.aliveinbaghdad.org], and other sites such as Creative Commons and IndyMedia, to tell the Iraqi citizens' stories widely among their communities, their readership and their families.

Please visit the Alive in Baghdad website and take a look at the interview footage and blogs from Conley's time in Iraq. This is truly a great opportunity for us to see how the war is affecting the Iraqis themselves and hear what they think about the occupation.

It's also a way for us to look at how the war abroad is creating problems at home— Aaron Tanaka, staff for the Fund the Dream Campaign, will also speak about how the problems created by the Iraq War here at home are impossible to ignore. Aaron came to Boston from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000 to attend college at Harvard. He became an ardent prison abolitionist and anti-war activist during his study. Since graduating this past spring, Aaron became the coordinating staff for the Fund the Dream Campaign- an initiative of Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner and the District 7 Advisory Council- focused on Dr. King's unfinished vision to undo the "evil triplets" of Racism, Militarism and Economic Exploitation (1967) for true justice and equity. Aaron is the main organizer for the Boston Workers' Alliance, a growing organization of unemployed workers in Greater Roxbury, committed to ending CORI discrimination and forming new worker-owned businesses in the community.

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Event is gonna be heah. You know where heah is dontcha?
13 Dec 2005
Oh yeah. Like normal people know where the "Democracy Center" is. How about an address or directions.
Re: Boston Mobe presents "Alive in Baghdad" Wednesday December 14th 7-9 pm
13 Dec 2005
45 mt auburn st in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on the Red Line etc.
Re: Boston Mobe presents "Alive in Baghdad" Wednesday December 14th 7-9 pm
13 Dec 2005
BIMC is having events at BAAM headquarters!
Re: Boston Mobe presents "Alive in Baghdad" Wednesday December 14th 7-9 pm
14 Dec 2005
i'm not sure when the last time baam had an event at 45 mt. auburn st...if ever...
so why people keep referring to it as baam headquarters is somewhat absurd. 45 Mt. Auburn hosues the papercut zine library and boston mobilization permanantly, and then various community activists events and organizations (ie brian conley speaking) happen with regularity.
Re: Boston Mobe presents "Alive in Baghdad" Wednesday December 14th 7-9 pm
14 Dec 2005
BAAM and ABC are the same thing. The usual suspects have their fundraisers there. See the article:

http://www.contextflexed.com/storyhsf.html