Bridging the Gap: Making it Happen An Organizers Conference
April 5, 2008: 10 AM
Middle Collegiate Church
50 East 7th St., New York, New York [Just east of 2nd Avenue]
Politicians Can’t Be Counted on to Halt the Bloodshed The Troops Have the Power to Stop the War
10 am: First Hand Reports on Sentiment Against the Wars in the Armed Forces; Organizers
Noon: Resistance Through Evocation: Photographs, Poems; Mike Hastie & Dennis Serdel, Vietnam Veterans; Al Jaccoma, Vietnam Veterans Against the War
12:45: Lunch Break.
1:45 pm: Troops Resist War; Vietnam and Iraq: Eyewitnesses: Richard Boyle, Vietnam War Reporter; Garett Reppenhagen & J.d. Englehart, Iraq Veterans Against the War; Al Jaccoma, Vietnam Veterans Against the War
3 pm: Outreach to the Troops [Organizing Tactics in the Real World] Fabian Bouthillette, Iraq Veterans Against the War & the Military Project
4:20 pm: On Guard: “We Never Swore to Obey; We Swore to Defend” Daniel Joseph Black, Iraq Veterans Against the War
5:15 pm: Iraq Veterans + Union Workers = History in Motion: Michael Letwin & Clarence Thomas, Local 10, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, San Francisco
“The single largest failure of the anti war movement at this point is the lack of outreach to the troops.” Tim Goodrich, Iraq Veterans Against the War
“The military are the final, essential weak point of Bush and Cheney.” David McReynolds 9.29.07
Occupation Isn’t Liberation — Bring All the Troops Home Now!
If You Don’t like the Resistance, End the Occupation
Need Some Truth? Check out Traveling Soldier
Telling the truth — about the occupation or the criminals running the government in Washington — is the first reason for Traveling Soldier. But we want to do more than tell the truth; we want to report on the resistance — whether it’s in the streets of Baghdad, New York, or inside the armed forces.
Our goal is for Traveling Soldier to become the thread that ties working class people inside the armed services together. We want this newsletter to be a weapon to help you organize resistance within the armed forces.
And join with Iraq War vets in the call to end the occupation and bring our troops home now! (www.ivaw.org/)
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