When we read that headline, we were confused, too. Iraq War Teach-In? What is this, a How-To session on waging preemptive wars?

This Friday’s line-up at Zellerbach Auditorium includes a talk on “Pentagon Papers: Secrets and Lies in the Vietnam War and the Iraq War” and “Panel on Torture, Aggressive War & Presidential Power: The Constitutional Crisis”. UC Berkeley undergrad and Iraq War veteran Cleavon Gilman will be giving his spiel, but will also be sharing the spotlight with pacifist Vietnam War veteran Brian Willson. One of the organizers of the teach-in laments that “everyone’s anti-war, but that hasn’t stopped the war”, and hopes that tomorrow’s events will help educate anyone and everyone on the basics of this war against … terror? The Middle East? Right to oil? Oh right, the war for democracy. That’s it. Let the learning begin!

What: National Teach-In on the Iraq War
When: Friday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Zellerbach Auditorium

Somebody please forward an invite to Sarah Palin. Incidentally, we wonder if it’s just coincidence that this happens to, uh, coincide with federally-mandated Constitution Day celebrations, which have been taking place since Wednesday. Oh, the irony …

Image Source: Jeff Kubina under Creative Commons
Teach-in on the Iraq War to be held at UC Berkeley Sept. 19 [UCB News]
Constitution Day at the University of California [Web site]


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