Annie Zirin, convener of the Northampton Branch of the International Socialist Organization, introduced George Galloway and the four speaker who preceded him.

Speaking first was Eriko Nagai, a student with Northeastern Univeristy Campus Antiwar Network chapter. She was followed by Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, Brown University Professor of English Literature William Keach, and Prof. Naseer Aruri of the National Council of Arab Americans.

Here are a few quotes from his speech:

“We who live in the United States or Britain, only have to answer one question, do we stand with the occupier, or with those who are resisting colonial occupation.”

“The swamp of hatred that our policies have created in the Muslim world nourish the mutation of hatred that believes killing innocent people in New York or London is somehow a blow against those responsible in our countries for those policies. All we have done be invading and occupying Iraq is increase the number of people who hate us and the intensity with which they hate us.”

“The US and Britain’s unquestioning support for the State of Israel is the flaw that lies at the heart of the West’s attitude toward the Muslim world.”

Hear and download George Galloway's speech (non-commercial use only). Radio airplay is encouraged.

Download higher bandwidth version mp3 for radio and broadband:

mp3 - 48 kbps mono - 13 mg (37:36 minutes)

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mp3 - 16 kbps mono - 4.4 mb (37.36 minutes)

All U.S. events are sponsored by: The New Press, The Center for Economic Research and Social Change, International Socialist Review, and the National Council of Arab Americans.

Traprock Peace Center co-sponsored the Boston event. Also participating were speakers from the International Socialist Organization and the Campus Antiwar Network.

Traprock and the national sponsors wish to thank Jeff Manzelli. He recorded and edited the audio as our web editor was unavailable. His websites are and

We were in a pinch to find an audiographer for that night, and coming to our aid was Stan Robinson, the radio host with the WZBC News Team, the radio station at Boston College. We also had help from two people affiliated with the North Bridge Chapter of The Alliance for Democracy.

See for links to sponsoring and participating organizations.
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and learn more about George Galloway and the tour; find links for listening to his Sept. 14 debate with Christopher Hitchens and order tickets at

For those of you who wish to download the mp3 directly (and miss all the great photos and links) here is the mp3 file: