Sunday, December 8, 2 pm
The First in a Series of Forums on New World Dis-Order: THE WARS IN THE FORMER
A talk by David Watson and a response from Peter Hudis followed by a discussion.
Co-sponsored by News and Letters Committees and Open University of the Left.
DAVID WATSON has been an antiwar/antimilitarism activist since his
youth, and a member of the editorial collective of the North American
journal Fifth Estate for 25 years. He is the author of three books on
ecological politics. "Alikornio Ediciones" of Barcelona, Spain, has
just published a selection of his essays from "Against the Megamachine:
Essays on Empire & Its Enemies" (Autonomedia, 1998), translated in
Spanish. He is currently working on a book on the collapse of
Yugoslavia, the subsequent wars, and the failure of the West to
understand these events. He recently published an extended essay on
leftist and anarchist apologists for ethno-fascism in the former
Yugoslavia published in the Fifth Estate journal, fall 2002.
PETER HUDIS is a member of the national editorial board of "News &
Letters" (Marxist-Humanist publication) and has written extensively on
the crises in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosova over the past decade. He is
a contributor to the book "Bosnia-Herzegovina: Achilles Heel of
Western 'Civilization'" and most recently co-edited (with Kevin
Anderson) "The Power of Negativity: Selected Writings on the Dialectic
in Hegel and Marx."
LIPA's programming is created with the purpose to raise awareness about
the human impact of war and its aftermath. We try to facilitate a
dialogue, to explore the root causes of ethnic and racial conflicts and
to unveil how myths and misunderstandings can start conflicts on a
LIPA was originally created in 1997 in Washington, DC, with
the "Artists for Peace" program, which sought to bring greater
attention to the tragic war in former Yugoslavia and since then has
presented scores of exhibitions, lectures and performances with the
purpose to promote international understanding through the arts.