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CA - No. CA Presentation/ AFPAK War & Peacebuilding

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CA - No. CA Presentation/ AFPAK War & Peacebuilding

Time: April 1, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center
Street: 55 Eckley Lane
City/Town: Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Event Type: presentation/, afghan, war, &, peacebuilding
Organized By: No. CA Peace Alliance, Mt. Diablo Peace Center, Friendly Favors - Posted by Nancy Merritt
Latest Activity: Mar 13

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April 1, 2011

The Northern California Peace Alliance, Friendly Favors,

 And the Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center







What:  Presentation & Potluck

When:  April 1, 2011, 6 to 9 pm

Where: Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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The Northern CA Peace Alliance, Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, and Friendly Favors, are sponsoring a potluck and presentation by the first American journalists in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion - what they have learned, what are the possibilities, the implications of demands for democratic governance in countries throughout the Middle East and what we can do.

In 1983 they returned to Kabul for ABC Nightline with Harvard Negotiation project director Roger Fisher. They were told that the Russians wanted to go home and negotiate their way out. Peace in Afghanistan was more than a possibility. It was a desired option. But the story that President Carter called, "the greatest threat to peace since the second World War" had already been written by America's policy makers and America's pundits were not about to change the script. 

Since that time, Paul and Liz have written two books. Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story lays bare why it was inevitable that the Soviet Union and the U.S. should end up in Afghanistan and what that means to the future of the American empire. Their forthcoming book, Crossing Zero focuses on the nuances of the Obama administration's evolving military and political strategy, those who have been chosen to implement it, and the long-term consequences for the U.S. and the region. 

Cost: $20 (or 20 Thankyous) and a dish to share.  Reservations recommended. 

Discount Cost: Applies if you choose to give Thankyous when you RSVP online. Thanks yous are available to members of the Friendly favors network. To join simply go to  Make checks payable to the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center.


Nancy Merritt

Northern California State Coordinator

The Peace Alliance/

Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace


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