The Trillion Dollar Silencer

Monday, April 3, 2023 - 1:00pm
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Joan Roelofs

The US military industrial complex at the ground level.In her recent book, The Trillion Dollar Silencer, Joan Roelofs attempts to explain the silence about US military activities at home and abroad. There has been so little anti-war protest by progressives, libertarians, environmentalists, civil rights advocates, academics, clergy, community volunteers, artists, and others, although recent demonstrations indicate concern awakening.  While fear, propaganda, and distractions account for some of the silence, and even consent, interests have not been sufficiently examined so that is what I research. She examines the many ways our economy and culture have been integrated with military projects and share in the vast funds of the Department of Defense.

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more