Building the Anti-War/Peace Movement to End Wars and Occupations: Redirect Tax Dollars to Meet Human Needs

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
Cobo Hall: D3-28
Full Description: 

Our Collaborators: National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations, 11th Hour for Peace, ANSWER Coalition, Code Pink, Columbus Campaign for Arms Control, Global Exchange, International Socialist Organization, Military Families Speak Out, Movement for a Democratic Society, New England United, National Priorities Project, Peace and Freedom Party of California, Peace of the Action, Pittsburgh Thomas Merton Center, Progressive Democrats of America, US Labor Against the War, Veterans for Peace, War Resisters League, Washington Peace Center, World Can’t Wait

Speakers: Antonia Juhasz, Col. Ann Wright, Retired, Medea Benjamin (Code Pink), Michael McPhearson (VFP & UFPJ), Darlene Gramigna (AFSC), Elaine Brower (WCW), MichaelZweig (USLAW), Pete Shell (National Assembly), Gilbert Achcar, and Ahmed Shawki

Two panels, Q&A and discussion. 1st panel: current worldview of U.S. wars/occupations, the unsustainable economic affects of militarization, meeting human needs at home.

2nd panel: specific strategies to rebuild & expand the movement to end U.S. wars by emphasizing mass mobilization and Out Now, reaching out to all constituencies affected by war funding, militarism and the national security state. Working to build a mass movement demanding redirection of funds for jobs, education, comprehensive universal health care, green energy, public mass transit, infrastructure…

Help unite the movement for change.

Organizer Name: 
Michael Carano
Organizer Email: 
michael_carano@hotmail.com
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Strategies for Building Power & Ensuring Community Needs (housing, education, jobs, clean air…)
Endless War: militarization, criminalization and human rights
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