Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Conflict Kitchen cooks again

The Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh serves up justice with a side of community support, explain Josh Cascone and Alex Wood.
AFTER A death threat temporarily closed the Conflict Kitchen on November 8, the take-out eatery/art project reopened on November 12 after an outpouring of support from the community. 

The struggle for justice in Palestine is continuing to build in Pittsburgh. The Conflict Kitchen's reopening represents a victory for the local Palestine solidarity struggle and was only possible due to the hard work of local activists speaking out against the injustice of U.S. government support for Israel's occupation of Palestine. As Dr. Martin Luther King once said, the United States is "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." Justice must therefore begin with Palestinian solidarity and opposition to U.S. aid for occupation and apartheid.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hugo Chavez: Socialist of the 21st Century?

A Forum with Mike Gonzalez

Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Author, Hugo Chavez: Socialist of the Twenty-First Century

How did Hugo Chavez help the working class of Venezuela? 
What was the role of the working class in the revolutionary struggle? 
What is the state of the “revolution” after Chavez? 
What is “socialism of the 21st century?” 

Thursday, November 20
Thomas Merton Center
5129 Penn Avenue