CAC to host war protestor, author

Richard Becker to speak on foreign policy, Syria

Originally published Oct. 3, 2012 by SacCityExpress.com

Richard Becker. Photo courtesy Richard Becker.

The Cultural Awareness Center and the International Studies Program will host a presentation by Richard Becker, the Western regional coordinator for A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), in which Becker will discuss Syria, Iraq and U.S. foreign policy.

The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 4 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the CAC and is open to everyone.

According to a flier for the event, Becker has been a central organizer in many West Coast mobilizations to protest the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2002. Becker is also a well-known writer and commentator and has appeared on many national news stations, like ABC and NBC as well as BBC.

In 2009, Becker published a book called, “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire”, which according to its retail description from Amazon.com, is “a sharp analysis of the struggle for Palestine—from the division of the Middle East by Western powers and the Zionist settler movement, to the founding of Israel and its role as a watchdog for U.S. interests, to present day conflicts and the prospects for a just resolution.”

Becker, who has traveled to several countries in the Middle East, including Syria, Palestine and Iraq, will speak about current situations in Syria and Iraq. In addition, he will discuss the general scope of America’s foreign policy issues.

More information on the event is available at the CAC or by calling (916) 558-2152.

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About Daniel Wilson

I am a student at California State University Sacramento (Sac State) majoring in journalism, pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a minor in communications. Please visit both www.saccitygamer.com and www.dwilsononline.com for more information.
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