MV FREEDOM SCHOOL: The Roots of Terrorism – 11/19

by Mohawk Valley Freedom School/Press Release

Many people are understandably confused and angered by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut and trying to figure out why groups like ISIS even exist. Come to an exciting Freedom School class tonight to discuss the roots of groups like ISIS and al Qaeda. We will look at how and why these groups form and put it into context in a longer history of colonialism, Western economic dominance and countless wars launched by nations such as the United States. In particular, we will make the connections between the governments of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel and helping the rise of extremist Islamic groups. We will also look at stateless terrorism and state terrorism as well as look at examples of terrorism in Latin America. Hope to see you at the Freedom School tonight, November 19 at 7:00pm!

The Mohawk Valley Freedom School is a school dedicated to social justice and social change. It is run by and for the community and is rooted in popular education.

The Mohawk Valley Freedom School is held every Thursday at the Cornerstone Community Church at 500 Plant Street in Utica. Classes are from 7:00-8:30pm. Please contact 240-3149 or

This class is free and open to the public and to people of all ages and backgrounds.


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