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Thursday, July 6 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Good War? Imperialism, Genocide, and Resistance During the Second World War

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Many people think of the Second World War as “the good war”—a war against fascism and for democracy. This idea has been reinforced many times over through books, movies, and TV shows. Our rulers surround almost all of their new military adventures with its glowing halo. But if you look seriously behind the myth at what really happened in the Second World War, it becomes clear that the U.S. and its allies fought to defend or build their own empires, not fight fascism or prevent mass murder. The truth is that the U.S. abandoned the Jews, ran roughshod over democracy, whipped up a race war against Japan, and rehabilitated Nazi war criminals to use as American spies after the war. This talk will examine that history.

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Jon Van Camp

Jon Van Camp is an activist in the Washington, DC area and is a longtime member of the ISO. He is a high school teacher in Maryland and active in his union, the Prince George's Educators' Association in which he serves as building rep.

Thursday July 6, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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