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Community Anti-War and Militarism Forum>>Anarchist Event

Sunday, March 29, 2009
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
UA in the Bay
uainthebay [at] gmail [dot] com
Location Details:
Oakland Public Library
125 14th St.
Oakland, CA

For the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq - Unconventional Action in the Bay* will be hosting a radical anti-war discussion and organizing forum. Please join us!

The forum will be both educational and participatory, asking everyone there to participate in strategic planning to resist the impacts of war and militarization on our communities. This won't be a passive event; we'll be asking participants to think actively, creatively, and strategically about how radical anti-war organizing should move forward.

We will open with several speakers who will frame the issues we will be discussing, and will raise themes about how we are all being affected individually and collectively by living in a country that is on a permanent war footing.

The majority of the forum will then be spent in breakout groups, where we will hold facilitated conversations about different ways in which militarization affects our communities, and about new approaches to collective organizing. These groups will be led by experienced guest facilitators, who will help us use these discussions to come up with concrete organizing goals and strategies. Each group will then report back on their discussions to the larger group.

These conversations will be held on the following topics:
- Militarization of Police and the War on Immigrants
- Corporate War Profiteering
- The Militarization of Culture and Everyday Life

Speakers and guest facilitators will include:
- Antonia Juhasz (author of The Tyranny of Oil and The Bush Agenda)
- Matt Edwards (former conscientious objector and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War)
- David Solnit (activist, puppeteer, and co-author of Army of None)
- Hugh D’Andrade (artist, radical activist, and designer/activist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation)
- Members of SF Cop and Migra Busters!
- others to follow!

FREE vegan/vegetarian BARBEQUE at a nearby park after the forum.

Lets come together and build some new strategies for confronting the military machine!

Please come out, and please invite your friends and allies!

- Unconventional Action in the Bay

* This is an openly anarchist, anti-authoritarian, and anti-capitalist forum. You do not have to be an anarchist to attend. We welcome everyone interested, as long as they respect other’s turns to speak and don’t try to co-opt the forum.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Mar 22, 2009 9:15PM
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