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Inside Iran with Medea Benjamin
July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The East Side Freedom Library invites you to meet one of the global peace movement’s strongest voices
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK
presents her new book
Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Friday, July 13th, 2018, 7:00pm
Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years.
The author of ten books, she has been described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times.
This easy-to-read book is designed to help Americans understand Iran so that we will be better equipped to prevent war! It recounts Iran’s long, proud history and the disastrous effects of outside intervention. It sets the stage for the 1979 Islamic revolution, and the religious regime’s crackdown on human rights, religious minorities, and women. The book traces how decades of Western sanctions have affected daily life, and delves into Iran’s tumultuous relationship with the United States and with its neighbors in the region. Most importantly, it highlights the heroic efforts of Iranians to live in a more open, more democratic society free of outside interference.
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