· Bartlett Political Forum
Thursday October 8, 12 noon
Denny’s Restaurant, 3950 DeBarr
· Alaska World Affairs Council
Friday October 9, 12 noon
($6 coffee, $25 non-member lunch)
· Alaskans for Palestine, with Alaskans for Peace & Justice
Friday October 9, 7 pm
Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
(free, donations accepted)
As related last week at PA, there has been relentless pressure to have Ms. Weir's appearances here canceled.
Some of those seeking to have Weir muzzled here, have spread the false meme that Weir is a "Holocaust denier." She solidly refuted that allegation last Saturday in an Anchorage radio appearance.
Others have observed that an article Weir published in the August 28-30 edition of the on-line journal, Counterpunch, is, in their minds, anti-Semitic. Some of my friends believe that to be the case. Others feel she merely failed to connect some dots together - at all, let alone tenuously - as she delved into Medieval Italian history, reliant upon an historian who is not nearly as reputable or prestigious as her article claimed him to be. The latter point of view is closest to my own feelings on this matter at this time.
Weir's Counterpunch article.
One criticism, from an American blogger.
Another criticism, from an Israeli blogger, on some of Weir's Counterpunch source material.
I recommend attending one of Weir's talks and listening to her, and to the most likely lively discussions her views will bring forth.