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Voices from Kolkota to Casa Blanca
Voices of Struggle, Voices for Change
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THURSDAY, November 5th 2009, 2:30-3:00 PM PST
Pull out or stay in?
US Marine Corp Sergeant Devon Read (Afghanistan 2003), among others.
After eight years of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan, violence and instability still prevail. The military approach to Afghanistan is not succeeding; further application of American military force will not bring stability to the country or security to our own.
With over 90 percent of U.S. funding in Afghanistan directed toward military purposes, non-military strategic options are not being pursued. The problems facing Afghan society are economic, social and political in nature, and require economic, social and political solutions. The U.S. can play a more constructive role in Afghanistan by engaging civil society than by waging war.
For more information: http://rethinkafghanistan.com/
TH 11/5 8pm Schoenberg Hall, UCLA The Legacy of Mahmoud Darwish: A Free Concert by the Turath Ensemble
Culminating the one-day conference honoring The Legacy of Mahmoud Darwish, the Turath Ensemble will present a concert of traditional music from the Arab world. The ensemble is directed by accomplished musician Sami Asmar, and brings together numerous Middle Eastern and European instruments such as qanun (plucked zither), 'ud (plucked lute), riqq (tambourine), nay (reed flute), tablah (hand drum), cello, and bass. As a tribute to the artistic legacy of Darwish, the concert will feature recitations of his poetry, read by guest Sami Maalouf. Free Tickets, RSVP required.