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Creative Action: Medea Benjamin

When: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Where: UMass Lowell • 875 Broadway St. • Weed Hall 3 • Lowell

UMass Lowell's Department of Sociology will be sponsoring Medea Benjamin's visit to the Peacemaking Alternatives class. The public is welcome.

Creative action is what CODE PINK co-founder Medea Benjamin is all about!  An advocate for social justice for more than 30 years, Medea has been described as “one of America's most committed – and most effective – fighters for human rights” and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement.”

 

Benjamin will also be speaking about her book. Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who 'pilots' these unmanned planes, who the victims are, and what the legal and moral implications are. In a vivid, accessible style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists are doing to ground the drones and considers ways to move forward. In reality, writes Benjamin, the assassinations we are carrying out via drones will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing--to us. 

 

 

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