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Ritter and Gerson to Speak at BCC
Oct 18, 2008

Sott Ritter and Joseph Gerson will be featured speakers at a conference to be held at Berkshire Community College, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 to 5 on the college's main campus in the Susan B. Anthony Center.

The conference, "How to Prevent War on Iran and the U.S. Constitution," is sponsored by the Global Issues Resource Organization (GIRO) at Berkshire Community College, Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice (BCP&J), and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace (BNP).

The conference will explore how to avoid war with Iran, the federal government and the U.S. Constitution, honoring the truth, and serving the people rather than special interests.

Ritter, a former U.S. Marine for 12 years, served in various intelligence roles, including chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq in the 1990s. Ritter's book "Target Iran" talks about avoiding war with Iran. His other recent book, "Waging Peace - The Art of War for the Antiwar Movement," describes how techniques used by the military can be used in the pursuit of peace.

Gerson the program director for the American Friends Service Committee in Cambridge, Mass. He has served the committee since 1976, written numerous books on global affairs, and has traveled widely in the Middle East. Gerson has a doctorate in Politics and International Security Studies from the Union Institute and College.

Cost for admission is $10; $8 for seniors; and $5 for students. Although advanced registration is recommended, attendees can also register at the door. For more information, or to register, contact George Desnoyers, 413-443-4298,; or Don or Merry Lathrop, 518-781-4681.


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