As Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes on trial for the bombing of the Boston Marathon, Paris shakes from the assassination of French magazine journalists. “A New Era of Terrorism” has commenced, according to the New York Times. Governments emit loose talk of “fundamental values.” Patriotic slogans such as “Boston Strong” paper over global anxiety, as everyone prepares for further massacres and retributions. Welcome to the new world order.
On Thursday, January 22, The Baffler magazine sponsors The Tsarnaev Trial and the Rest of Us, a neighborhood forum on the war on terror and the rule of law. We present Noam Chomsky, author of 9/11, and Kade Crockford, director of the ACLU of Massachusetts’ Technology for Liberty Project, for a discussion moderated by Baffler editor John Summers in the heart of Inman Square—the very neighborhood in which Dzhokhar and his alleged co-conspirator and older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, lived, worked, shopped, and worshipped among us.
The discussion begins at 7 p.m. Stick around for music, drinks, and conversation about domestic terrorism, criminal justice—and the rest of us.
Disclaimer: Sacred cows will be turned away at the door.
[Tickets are FREE but you must sign up at Eventbrite.]