Dear Smedley members and supporters,
We are among those sponsoring a presentation by William Hartung (see below) this coming Monday, May 8 at the Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge. Mr. Hartung’s message is of such immediate importance to our chapter that we have changed our regular monthly meeting date to the following Monday, May 15.
The Military-Industrial Complex Revisited: the Trump Administration and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$5 cover charge
William Hartung is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). Previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Bill Hartung’s articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, the Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post and TPM Café.
Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, Friends Meeting at Cambridge, and Veterans for Peace – Smedley Butler Brigade (list in formation).