The East Bay Citizens for Peace, a left-wing activist group in Bristol, Rhode Island, is hosting McClatchy reporter Jonathan Landay for a Saturday talk on US abuses in Afghanistan.
I'm not sure if the left-wing activists in the audience will be wearing tie dye shirts and hemp jewelry, and I don't know if there will be marijuana smoke wafting through the air. But the old folks in the peace group seem to be looking forward to hearing about the awful things the US military is doing in Afghanistan. Here is the announcement.
Jonathan S. Landay of the McClatchy Newspapers’ Washington News Bureau, just back from a two-month investigative tour in Afghanistan, will speak in Bristol, RI in early November on the direction of the war and its effects on the United States and the nations of central Asia.
He has titled his talk and its theme “The Stakes in Afghanistan: The Debate We Ought to Have.” Landay will then take audience questions on his remarks. The event, sponsored by the East Bay Citizens for Peace, is scheduled for 8 pm Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Old State House in Bristol. Suggested contribution is $5 at the door.
The undated photo above (via laonsfsolidarity) shows the folks in this group look a lot like aging hippies and potheads.
Looking at their website, this far-left group has sponsored events like peace vigils (2nd Saturday of the month, 11 AM to noon, across from the Post Office), peace rallies, fund-raising events for Dem candidates, and anti-war lectures by other left-wing activists. (List of EBCP sponsored events here.)
Update: Doug Ross linked, thanks!