[act-ma] April 25-26, END THE WARS ABROAD & AT HOME NEU CONFERENCE, Tufts Univ

Marilyn Levin MarilynL at alumni.neu.edu
Mon Apr 14 20:45:39 PDT 2008



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END THE WARS ABROAD AND AT HOME: CHARTING A PATH FOR 2008
A New England-Wide Conference

April 25-26, 2008      Tufts University - Medford, MA

Sponsored by New England United and the Tufts Peace and Justice Studies Program

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

Friday, April 25, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
FORUM  Pearson Chemical Lab 104
WHERE WE STAND TODAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AT HOME:

 

US Foreign Policy and Military Spending - MAX ELBAUM, editor WarTimes; columnist :Washington's Wars and Occupations

 

Impact on the Countries of the Middle East - STEPHEN ZUNES, Middle East editor for Foreign
Policy in Focus; Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco; and chair, Middle East Studies program

The Domestic Crisis and the War -         ELLEN FRANK, Professor of Economics, UMass-Boston; Dollars & Sense Magazine Collective

Saturday, April 26, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

(8:30-9:00)  REGISTRATION  Barnum Hall 008

(9:00-9:30)  WELCOME AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DAY  Barnum Hall 008

(9:45-11:00)  EDUCATIONAL AND ISSUE WORKSHOPS  Olin Hall (see list
below)

(11:15-12:30)  PANEL - MAJOR ORGANIZING STRATEGIES  Barnum Hall 008

1. Cutting the Manpower supply for illegal wars -- WAYNE SMITH (Civil
Liberties Program manager, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee;
former combat medic)
2. Pressuring or Changing Congress and the Presidency -- TIM CARPENTER
(Progressive Democrats of America)
3. Building a Mass Movement/Organizing Mass Actions -- ASHLEY SMITH
(International Socialist Organization)
4. Broadening the Movement to End the War -- KIM FOLTZ (Exec. Director,
Bikes not Bombs; a founding member of Mass. Global Action)

(12:30-1:30)  LUNCH  Campus Center

(1:30-2:45)  ACTION CAMPAIGN WORKSHOPS  Olin Hall (See list below)
(Proposals for New England-Wide Action Campaigns for 2008 discussed in
preparation for consideration by the Conference Plenary)

(3:00-4:30)  PLENARY  Barnum Hall 008
(Discuss and vote on NEU action campaigns for 2008 and form ongoing
working groups)

WORKSHOPS  (Olin Hall)

Morning: Educational and Issue Workshops (tentative list)

1. European No Bases Campaign -- Andrea Licata
2. Lessons of the Fight Against the War in Vietnam -- Jeff Mackler
3. Torture, Rendition, Human Rights  -- National Lawyers Guild
4. The "Surge"/Out Now -- Max Elbaum
5. Why the US Supports the Israeli Occupation -- Stephen Zunes/Omar
    Baddar
6. Immigration Crisis
7. Climate Change: No War/No Warming
8. Contributions of Nonviolent Struggle in Movements for Justice & Peace
9 The Role of Students in Today's Anti-War Movement

Afternoon Workshops - NEU Action Campaigns (tentative list)

1. From Every Village Green
2. National Assembly/Mass Action
3. GI Resistance and Counter-Recruiting
4. People's Campaign for the Constitution
5. Electoral Action
 
Suggested Donations: $10 each day -- $5 each day for students, seniors,
unemployed

Proposals for New England United action campaigns and workshops are
invited. Deadline for submission is April 23 - See form on website.

Go to www.newenglandunited.org for latest conference and registration
information.

For written directions to Tufts and campus maps go to 
http://www.tufts.edu/home/maps/?p=medford

Information: Email: NEUconferenceinfo at yahoo.com  Phone: 617-497-5273

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