Friday, September 13, 2013
Conference: Building the Movement Against Drones
Sunday, September 29, 2013
9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kent College of Law, 525 W. Adams in Chicago
9:45 – 10:15 : Registration/coffee
10:15 : Opening Plenary
Call to order
Boeing Campaign (Kait McIntyre - Anti-War Committee of Chicago)
The situation we are up against (Joe Iosbaker)
What must the movement against drones do to succeed? (Medea Benjamin)
Recognition of Groups involved in the movement against drones.
Workshop Slot #1 -- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A. Protesting drone bases/command centers
Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee
Joy First, WI: Camp Williams/Volk Field
Larry Fisk, MN: Brainard Area Coalition for Peace, Camp Ripley
B. Successful movement building
Sarah Simmons, Parents 4 Teachers, Anti-War Committee - Chicago
Pepperwolf, Lucia Wilkes Smith,WAMM’s Ground All Drones, MN. Organizing “Drones 101”.
C. Local regulation of drones
Matthew Kellegrew, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (via Skype)
Marcia Bernsten, North Shore Coalition for Peace, Justice, and the Environment
Workshop Slot #2 - 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
A. Protesting drone manufacturers/contractors
Tom Bottolene, SueAnn Martinson, Pepperwolf, WAMM Ground All Drones, MN
Kait McIntyre, Anti-War Committee – Chicago. Boeing
B. Economics: What drones are costing our communities
Molly McQueen, American Friends Service Committee
C. Countering the “boots on the ground” argument
Jacob Flom, Milwaukee IVAN
Vince Emanuele, Indiana IVAN
2:00: Closing Plenary
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
On the Fox32 newscast of September 10, there was an interesting debate on whether the U.S. should launch a strike into Syria. On the side of no intervention is Joe Iosbaker of the AntiWar Committee Chicago and calling for U.S. intervention is Kenan Rahmani of the Syrian-American Council.
Monday, September 2, 2013
March and Rally
Noon, Saturday, September 7th
Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., Chicago
Join the Anti-War Committee - Chicago; Syrian American Forum; ANSWER - Chicago; U.S. Palestinian Community Network - Chicago; American Friends Service Committee; Iraq Veterans Against the War – Chicago Chapter; American Party of Labor; March 19th Anti-War Coalition; Northwest Indiana Veterans for Peace; Palestine Solidarity Group – Chicago; Gay Liberation Network; Albany Park, North Park, Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice; 8th Day Center for Justice; and others
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