[act-ma] 4/25 & 26 End the War(s) abroad & at Home; Charting a path for 2008

Stop the Wars Coalition info at stopthewars.org
Tue Mar 25 05:05:55 PDT 2008


*_Save the Date_*

*END THE WAR(S) ABROAD AND AT HOME*

*CHARTING A PATH FOR 2008***

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*A New England United Conference*

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*April 25-26, 2008*

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*Tufts** University – Medford, MA***

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*/The War Goes on Indefinitely/*//

*/_In Iraq_/*/:/

700,000 Iraqis dead

4,000 US troops killed

4 million refugees

Civil war

Economy & infrastructure destroyed

US war contractors making billions

Permanent bases & ongoing occupation

*/_In the US:_/*

Taxpayers spend $275 million/per day

Recession

Soaring costs for fuel & basic necessities

Injured vets fight for medical care

Massive cutbacks in education &

social services

Millions lose homes & jobs

Constitution in shreds

Pollution & global warming

Huge war industry profits

*/What will it take to end it?/*

The elections will _not_ do it. Congress has consistently voted to fund 
the war. _None_ of the major candidates call for “Out Now”.

Only a unified, determined, and organized social movement taking action 
on many levels – in the streets, in the legislatures, among soldiers, in 
unions, schools, religious institutions, and in every community – will 
bring about the changes needed to end this war, prevent future wars, and 
secure peace and justice.

*Join us as we assess the current situation and plan unified action 
campaigns in this election year.*
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*AGENDA*

_*Friday, April 25*_

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*(7:00-9:30) FORUM*

US Wars and Military Spending: The Impact on the People of the Middle 
East/Pakistan, the US Economy and the People at Home

_*Saturday, April 26*_

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*(9:00-9:30) WELCOME*

*(9:45-11:00) EDUCATIONAL AND ISSUE WORKSHOPS*

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*(11:15-12:30) PANEL*

Organizing Strategies for the Movement:

1. Depriving the Military of Soldiers

2. Pressuring or Changing Congress and the Presidency

3. Building a Mass Movement and Organizing Mass Actions

4. Broadening the Movement and Local Organizing

*(12:30-1:30) LUNCH*

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*(1:30-2:45) ACTION CAMPAIGN WORKSHOPS*

Proposals for New England-Wide Action Campaigns for the year 2008 
discussed in preparation for consideration by the Conference plenary

*(3:00-4:30) PLENARY*

Discuss and vote on NEU action campaigns and form ongoing working groups

*NEW ENGLAND UNITED*

NEU is a coalition of peace, antiwar, and social justice activists from 
all six New England states that brought 10,000 people to Boston last 
October 27 for the largest march and rally since before the war started 
in 2003. This was organized as one of 11 regional mobilizations around 
the country.

NEU decided to continue our successful regional work. This conference 
will plan unified actions for 2008.

*Contact us: WWW.NEWENGLANDUNITED.ORG <http://www.newenglandunited.org/>*

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