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The War Comes Home: Campus Antiwar Network Western Regional Conference
Date Saturday April 19
Time 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
University of California Berkeley
200 Wheeler Hall

Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorKatrina Yeaw
Emailkatrina.yeaw [at] gmail.com
Phone415 335-0953
The War Comes Home:
Campus Antiwar Network Western Regional Conference
University of California Berkeley
April 19th, 2008 1PM -6PM
200 Wheeler Hall

We are now entering our 6th year of the occupation of Iraq with no end in site. Although the mainstream media and major politicians keep touting progress and the success of Bush's surge, conditions in the country remain dreadful as people live without basic necessities and Iraqis die on a daily basis, adding to the more than a million Iraqis killed in the last five years. A poll conducted by the British Ministry of Defense found that 82% of Iraqis are "strongly opposed" to the occupation, and "less than 1% of the population believes coalition forces are responsible for any improvement in security." In addition, a Zogby International/Le Moyne College poll taken in February 2006 of troops stationed in Iraq, 72% said the US should withdrawal in 12 months. Of that, 29% thought the US should leave immediately. This is happening as our future's are being mortgaged for a lie and social services and education are being slashed at home.

Now is the time to help organize a student antiwar movement that can demand "Troops Out Now!" and support soldiers and veterans resisting the occupation. Join the Campus Antiwar Network for the West Coast spring regional conference to discuss the effect of the war on the people of Iraq, the soldiers that are forced to fight and on the American people at home as well as strategies for building the student antiwar movement.


Schedule:
1PM 1:30PM: Registration
1:30PM- 3:30PM: War Comes Home Panel
3:30-4PM: Break
4:00-6:00PM: Round Table Discussion with Anti-war Activists

War Comes Home:
Speakers:
Phil Aliff, Iraq Veterans Against the War
He is an Iraq war veteran who served in 2005 and 2006 near Fallujah and Baghgad, recently discharged from the 10th Mountain Division of the Army. He is member of the board of directors of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Hossam el-Hamalawy
He is a well-known Egyptian journalist and blogger, http://www.arabist.net/arabawy. He has written extensively about war, empire, and activism in Arab countries, most recently, an article for the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP:http://www.merip.org/mero/mero032507.html). He has also appeared on the BBC and on numerous mdeia outlets to talk about the new journalism in Egypt. He is currently a visiting International Scholar in the graduate school of journalism at UC Berkeley.

Salam Talib
He is an Iraqi journalist who lived in Iraq for the first three years of the war and is now a graduate student at SFSU. He has filed hundreds of stories with Free Speech Radio about the situation on the ground in Iraq. His writings have been featured in The Nation, Common Dreams, and Antiwar.com.

Hank Chapot
He is a member of American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) local 3299 and a gardner at UC Berkeley.



Registration is $5.
For more information on CAN, the conference or transportation, email katrina.yeaw [at] gmail.com or call 415-335-0953.


Sponsored by: Campus Antiwar Network http://www.campusantiwar.net

Endorsed by: Students Against War- UCSC, Berkeley Stop the War Coalition, Students Against War, San Francisco State, City College of San Francisco

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