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Pacifica Forum meets on Friday afternoons, usually in the Walnut Room of EMU.

Pacifica Forum Topics
October 9, 2009 -- "9-11-2001: More Controversy" -- Update by Dan Ahearn -- EMU, Board Room

October 2, 2009 -- "Pacifica Forum Revisited" -- By Orval Etter

09/18/2009 -- "Radical Centrism: A New Political Philosophy for Independent Voters" -- by Billy Rojas, 3pm. -- University of Oregon, EMU, Walnut Room

09/04/2009 -- "The Goddess that Failed: Poisonous Fruits of Radical Feminism". Part 3, Lecture by Valdas Anelauskas, 3pm. -- University of Oregon, EMU, Walnut Room

08/28/2009 -- "The Goddess that Failed: Marxist Roots of Radical Feminism, Part 2" Lecture by Valdas Anelauskas,

08/21/2009 -- "The Goddess That Failed: Marxist Roots of Radical Feminism". Lecture by Valdas Anelauskas -- EMU, Walnut Room

08/14/2009 -- "Comparative Holocausts -- WWII and the Jews, India under Muslim rule, Armenia, the Assyrians and others". Presentation by Billy Rojas, --

07/07/2009 -- "Trial by Indymedia - Anti-racism or anti-freedom?" -- Recent attempts by anti-racists in Portland to undermine freedom of speech, -- Rod McLaughlin

07/31/2009 -- Human relations consultant, creative thinking catalyst, and conflict mediator Vytas Stoskus will share his views on how humanistic psychology has impacted our world since the 1960s --

07/24/2009 -- Continuing discussion of 'bigotry' and First Amendment issues, with updates on recent events. - EMU, Century Room D -

07/17/2009 -- 'Bigotry' and First Amendment Issues - continuing discussion - EMU, Century Room D

07/10/2009 -- "The Curious Beginnings of the Word 'Racism'" - Lecture by Valdas Anelauskas --

06/05/2009 -- "Thinking Out Sexual Orientation: Everything you think you know about homosexuality is wrong" - Presentation by Billy Rojas

05/29, 2009 -- "The Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism," - Part 2 - by Valdas Anelauskas
Portland lecture

05/22/2009 -- "A discussion of the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism by Valdas Anelauskas"

05/15/2009 -- "I Too, Am Eugene: Local history through the multicultural story" - a presentation by Sherri Turpin and Mark Harris. In the EMU Board Room

05/08/2009 -- "Firsthand Impressions of the KKK in EUGENE in the 20's and 30's" with speaker George Behnke. In the EMU Alsea Room

04/24/2009 -- "POVERTY PALACE: - Deconstructing the Southern Poverty Law Center," Part 2 - held in the EMU Walnut Room

04/17/2009 -- "POVERTY PALACE: Deconstructing the Southern Poverty Law Center" - held in the Ben Linder Room of the EMU

04/03/2009 -- "Get Over It" - The Frohnmayer Doctine of Tolerance in Human Affairs" - Orval Etter comments on UO President Frohnmayer's statement

03/13/2009 -- "Reflections on a Changing Europe: An informal presentation by Valdas Anelauskas"

03/06/2009 -- "9-11 Citizens' Inquiries: Recent Developments" - a presentation by Dan Athearn

02/13/2009 -- "Art and Ideas - Using Graphic Art to Advance Social and Cultural Causes" - a presentation by Billy Rojas

02/06/2009 -- "Free Speech Today - Would Galileo Survive on Campus?" - a presentation by George Beres.

01/30/2009 -- "Remembering the Mahatma" - A Commemoration of Mohandas Gandhi by Orval Etter

01/23/2009 -- "The Star of David and the swastika" - with George Beres.

01/16/2009 -- "Israel Commits Suicide by Slaughtering Gazans." - Moderator will be George Beres.

11/07/2008 -- 'The Mass Psychology of Anti-Fascism - Fake Hate Crimes, Censorship and the Israel Lobby' - a presentation by Jay Knott

10/31/2008 -- Discussion of the recent SPLC and ADL pieces on Pacific Forum.

09/12/2008 -- "Free Speech, Intellectual Elbows and Sept. 11, 2007" - a presentation by Orval Etter.

09/05/2008 -- "Swastikas: A Personal Passion" Presentation by Billy Rojas, former comparative religion teacher, founder of "The Swastika Club of America".

08/29/2008 -- "Shining a Light on the AIPAC Espionage Trial: 2002 to 2008". Review of the public record. Discussion follows.

06/24/2008 - "Homo Americanus; Child of the Postmodern Age" - a lecture by Tomislav Sunic in the EMU Walnut Room

06/09/2008 - "Political Imprisonment in Modern Europe" - David Irving in the EMU Walnut Room

02/15/2008 - "Holocaust Denial: Exploited Ambiguity" -

12/07/2007 - "Remember Pearl Harbor II" - review of claims and counter-claims about the 1941 attack

11/30 - "Remember Pearl Harbor I" - viewing and critique of video interview of Gregory Douglas

11/16 - "Elie Wiesel's HATE" - analysis of the doctrine of hate enunciated by the Nobel Peace Laureate

11/09 - "Kristallnacht Remembered" Orval talks on the 69th anniversary of the pogrom in which Jewish property was widely destroyed in Germany. Reference to Ingrid Weckert's book, Flashpoint

11/3 - in the Fir Room - "The Israel Lobby: How Powerful is it?" - A lecture by Mark Weber, Director of the IHR


10/26 - George Beres continues talk on the Mearsheimer-Walt book and recent Portland appearance.

10/19 - A review of Mearsheimer-Walt book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

10/12 - video - "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire"

10/5 - anniversary of Gandhi's birth - field trip to Knight library

9/28 - The Spiritual Basis of 9/11 and the 'War' on Terror -(Orval Etter)

9/21 - Post-Mortem on the Tolerance/Intolerance Breakfast, (reports and discussion)

Jack Dresser and Mariah Leung are no longer affiliated with Pacifica Forum.
08/17, - "The Pacifica Forum examines itself," with Jack Dresser and Mariah Leung

The Pacifica Forum Road Show - Oregon Commentator, June 27, 2009

Pacifying Pacifica - April 29, 2009 - Daily Emerald

R-G Editorial: Pacifica hits the big time - March 15, 2009

Pacifica Forum lands on list of hate groups - March 13, Register-Guard

A critique of Pacifica Forum by the Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Semitism Goes to School - from the SPLC Fall 2008 Intelligence Report

Pacifica Forum reflects on itself at meeting - August 11, Daily Emerald

Cabal criticizes Pacifica Forum by Dawn Coslow

Group holds protest vigil in reaction to hate crimes - June 24, Daily Emerald

Protesters see link to recent hate crimes - June 24, Register-Guard

"Different Paths: How Many?" - a response by Orval Etter

"Two Different Paths" - June 11 editorial in the Register-Guard

Holocaust denier David Irving hosted on UO campus - June 13, Jewish Review

Low-key protest marks historian's UO visit - June 10, Register-Guard

Interview with UO History Professor David Leubke about the writings of David Irving - June 6, KLCC

Vigil planned to protest lecture by controversial historian - June 8, Register-Guard

Pacifica Forum has lost its way - May 5, Register-Guard

Pacifica Forum responds to Frohnmayer - Oregon Commentator, April 28

Comment on Emerald Web site brings attention to Pacific Forum - April 28, The Daily Emerald

Frohnmayer denounces 'gutter bigotry' at forums - from the April 18 Register-Guard.

PF lecturer calls MLK 'moral leper and communist dupe' - Jan 20, 2008 - Oregon Commentator

Pacifica Forum Outrage - from the Oregon Commentator, Nov 30, 2007

Opinions page - letters to the editor...

Jeff Wright's October 11th, 2006 article from the Register-Guard.
Four Meetings: What Really Goes On at the Pacifica Forum - Eugene Weekly 12/20/07

Pacifica Forum by Mark Robinowitz

Just How Powerful Is The Israeli Lobby? - by Sherwood Ross

The Anelauskas Lectures: OPINION by Orval Etter
Lectures tested freedom of speech

Past Programs - - - Pacifica Forum archives

Pacifica Forum meets weekly
at 3:00 pm, in the EMU.
13th and Kincaid
The U of Oregon Amphitheater is located next to the EMU. We meet in the Walnut Room.

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