The Struggle for New National Priorities

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
WSU Old Main: 1305
Full Description: 

Section I: The Impact of Military Spending will cover: costs of ongoing war in Afghanistan/Pakistan; useless and/or dangerous weapons; reduction of military spending/assuring national security; identification of localized dependency to military contracts.

Section II Alternative Spending Priorities/Creating Jobs/Revitalizing Communities will cover: planned conversion, military to sustainable & peaceful economy(mass transit, infrastructure repair, expanded health care, non-fossil energy, education).

Section III Broadening the Base of Struggle will cover: local public/private model pograms; support of city, county, state elected officials; model resolutions; support of local and national labor bodies; framing the issues for Congressional Elections - district by district.

* Workshop Resources
**Paul Kawika Martin, Organizing, Political & PAC Director Peace Action
**Frank Hammer, UAW International Director, Retired
**Heidi Garrett-Peltier, Conversion Researcher
**Fund Our Communities by Cutting the Military Budget 25% (Boston)

Workshop consists of presentations followed by Q&A in each section, leading to action steps

Organizer Name: 
Duncan McFarland
Organizer Email: 
mcfarland13@gmail.com
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Boston United for Justice with Peace
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Strategies for Building Power & Ensuring Community Needs (housing, education, jobs, clean air…)
Endless War: militarization, criminalization and human rights
Locations for USSF Events