[act-ma] National Antiwar Conference, July 10-12, Pittsburgh
MarilynL at alumni.neu.edu
Wed Jul 1 12:57:51 PDT 2009
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO END THE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WARS AND OCCUPATIONS
NATIONAL ANTIWAR CONFERENCE - WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT?
a.. KICK OFF ORGANIZING FOR INTERNATIONAL PROTEST AT G-20 SUMMIT PITTSBURGH SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2009
b.. INITIATE PLANNING FOR FIRST NATIONAL ACTIONS TO PROTEST ESCALATION OF AFGHANISTAN WAR IN OCTOBER
c.. DISCUSS AND VOTE ON PROPOSALS FOR FUTURE ACTIONS. ALL WELCOME, ONE-PERSON ONE-VOTE
JULY 10-12, 2009
La Roche College
b.. Money for Human Needs, Not for War and Bailouts to Corporations and the Banks.
End the Wars and Occupations - Bring the Troops Home Now!
SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOP PRESENTERS (Partial List): Michael Zweig (Economics Prof. SUNY Stony Brook, Nat'l Steering Comm. US Labor Against War), Michael Schwartz (author War Without End: Iraq War in Context), Col. Ann Wright (former military protested Iraq war, Code Pink delegation to Gaza), Cindy Sheehan Gold Star Mother, national antiwar leader), Jorge Mujica (immigrant rights leader), Zaineb Alani (Iraqi poet/activist), Saadia Toor (Ass't Prof., Action for Progressive Pakistan), Monadel Herzallah (Arab American Union Members Council), Michael Ferner (Nat'l Pres. Vets for Peace), Elie Domata (Gen'l Sec'y Union Workers of Guadeloupe), Finole Saint Cyr (Gen'l Sec'y Workers Confederation of Haiti), Michael McPhearson (Exec Director Vets for Peace, Co-Chair UFPJ), Chris Gauvreau (National Assembly to End Iraq and Afghanistan Wars), Lynne Stewart (human rights attorney accused of helping terrorists), Fayyad Sbaihat (Coord. Palestine Solidarity Movement, Organizer Divestment from Israel Campaign), Ashley Smith (Writer Socialist Worker, writer's union member), Odile Hugenot Haber, WILPF, Chair Middle East Comm. Israel and Palestine), Regina Birchem (WILPF, Code Pink delegation to Gaza), Jules Lobel (Law Prof. U of Pittsburgh, US Ctr for Constitutional Rights litigator), Marilyn Levin (Admin. Body Nat'l Asembly), Planning Comm Boston United for Justice with Peace, UJP Palestine Task Force), Phil Wilayto (Ed. Virginia Defender, author In Defense of Iran), Sara Flounders (Troops Out Now Coalition), David Swanson (After Downing Street), Manijeh Saba (Iranian-American activist, Code Pink delegation to Gaza), Paul Kawika Martin (Organizing/Political/PAC Dir. Peace Action), Brian Becker (ANSWER Coalition), Mary Nichols Rhodes (Progressive Dems America), Michael Carano (PDA), Greg Coleridge (OH Amer. Friends Service Comm), Gail Austin (Black Voices for Peace), and others
WORKSHOPS on the wars and occupations in Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan, the economy, torture and Guantanamo, immigrant rights, soldiers/vets/military families, Israeli Occupation and Siege on Gaza, Iran, women and war, lobbying, student organizing, mass action, organizing for G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, and more.
PLENARIES to discuss and vote on proposals for upcoming actions. All welcome, one person one vote.
FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER go to National Assembly website www.natassembly.org
FOR BOSTON INFO AND LOCAL ORGANIZING contact National Assembly Organizing Committee-Boston.
NAOC_Boston at yahoo.com 781-316-2018
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