End the war economy! Develop an economy for peace!

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
WSU Manoogian: 289
Full Description: 

Participants and presenters will explore ways the military and corporations support each other and profit from endless war. We will share tools and strategies for transforming our war economy into the peace economy we want and need.
There will be special emphasis on
• rampant corporate profiteering in multi-trillion dollar Middle Eastern wars for oil, and even larger budgets sought by the Pentagon to develop robotic warfare and control the solar system and earth below.
• the recent Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v FEC, affirming corporate constitutional rights of personhood and allowing corporations to spend unlimited money to control our elections.
• tools and strategies for ending endless war and building a peace economy with racial justice, care for the planet earth, government of, for and by the people, and with economic justice and human rights for all.
Theater, in the form of short skits, will be used to introduce basic concepts and invite participant response. These will be followed by group discussion and/or break-out groups, participatory exercises, and sing alongs with WILPF’s popular Raging Grannies. Participants will share a variety of resources and tools from WILPF and their own and cooperating organizations. They will explore positive alternatives that can help us build the beloved community. These include ways we can use the network of United Nations Human Rights and Disarmament treaties to make possible the world we want.

Organizer Name: 
Carol Urner
Organizer Email: 
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