[act-ma] 6/15_CPR FOR THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT-Lessons from Vietnam_Boston

Marilyn Levin MarilynL at alumni.neu.edu
Tue Jun 3 05:10:30 PDT 2008


CPR for the Antiwar Movement

Mass Action and Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement

 

Every successful social movement, whether it be to organize trade unions or to bring down the Jim Crow system, is in great part the history of independent and united mass actions.  The mass movement against the Vietnam War generated great successes when hundreds of thousands mobilized to demand "Out Now!" 

 

Today, the independent and united mobilization of the antiwar majority in massive peaceful demonstrations in the streets against the war in Iraq is a critical element in forcing the U.S. government to withdraw all U.S. military forces from that country immediately, close all military bases, and recognize the right of the Iraqi people to determine their own destiny.

 

Learn how the struggles and lessons of organizing the anti-Vietnam War movement are applicable today and what it will take to turn the majority antiwar sentiment of the American people into visible and powerful protest that can end this war and halt any expansion.

 

Sunday, June 15th, 5:00 PM

 

Encuentro 5

33 Harrison Avenue, 5th Floor

Boston, MA

Pizza and other refreshments will be served. 

 

Sponsored by supporters of the National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation

June 28-29, 2008, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio

 

For more information: 617-230-9382 or email john.r.harris at verizon.net

www.natassembly.org
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