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Session 6: Sunday, June 3rd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
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In 1979, the Iranian Revolution overturned a key pro-US power in the Middle East. Since then Washington has sought to overthrow the Iranian government, as it did before in 1953. The US has used crippling economic sanctions, internal subversion, and threats of war. Little known about the Islamic Republic of Iran are the progressive changes made in the country, such as programs to eliminate poverty, improving the rights of women. Dan Kovalik will discuss his new book now coming out on Iran. Sara Flounders will discuss the movement to stop a US war on Iran. Ben Norton will review the genocidal US-Saudi war on Yemen.


Dan Kovalik is a human rights, labor rights lawyer and peace activist. He has contributed to articles CounterPunch, Huffington Post and TeleSUR. He currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is author of "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia"... Read more
Sara Flounders has been active in progressive and anti-war organizing since the 1960s. She is co-director of the International Action Center and co-authored and/or edited ten books the IAC published on U.S. wars and sanctions against Iraq and Yugoslavia, on U.S. use of depleted uranium weapons, on... Read more
Ben Norton writes extensively on Yemen and Syria, for AlterNet, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) The Grayzone Project, founded by Max Blumenthal, and is a producer and reporter at the Real News Network . He has appeared as an analyst and commentator on numerous media outlets, including... Read more