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Northern California Antiwar Meeting UNAC United National Antiwar Committee

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Date:
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
University of California at Berkeley
Wheeler Hall
Room 122 at 1 pm
Sunday, October 17
[Wheeler is the first building on the right after you pass under Sather Gate as you enter the campus from the South on Telegraph and Bankcroft.]

Reminder to antiwar activists:
Don't miss this important Northern California Antiwar Meeting!

Hello United National Antiwar Committee activists and friends,

Our next meeting is confirmed for:

University of California at Berkeley
Wheeler Hall
Room 122 at 1 pm
Sunday, October 17
[Wheeler is the first building on the right after you pass under Sather Gate as you enter the campus from the South on Telegraph and Bankcroft.]

Future meetings may move from SF to the East Bay and back.

Proposed agenda:

Brief Introduction: What is UNAC?
1) Brief update on UNAC activities since last meeting:
a) FBI protest at SF Federal Building
b) UNAC speaker and participation in October 6 Iraq War protest
c) October 7 UC Berkeley cutback protest at Sproul Plaza/UNAC participation
d) UNAC tabling at Progressive Educators Conference at Mission High School.

2) Progress Report: UC Berkeley teach-in, now set for November 30 at Pauley Ballroom.
UNAC reps proposed to Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Student Alliance and the Middle East Children's Alliance that we co-sponsor a major teach-in at UCB. All agreed. Students proposed November 30, 7 pm as the time and date. There have been two planning meetings to date with several themes proposed including:

Islamophobia and Racism
FBI Raids and fighting back
Palestine/BDS/Rt, of Return/Political prisoners/History/Gaza Siege/Flotilla
Building U.S. antiwar movement and Palestine/Funding education not war

Confirmed speakers: Ziad Abbas (former Palestinian political prisoner) , Barbara Lubin (MECA), Michel Shehadeh (LA 8), Hatem Bazian (UCB prof.), Students for Justice in Palestine, Blanca Miesé, Jeff Mackler, Masao Suzuki (FBI raid victim), Muslim Student Alliance, ASUC Senators who led BDS fight.

Invited speakers: Col. Ann Wright, Daniel Ellsberg, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Ethan McCord, Noam Chomsky, Nora Barrows Friedman.

Pauley Ballroom holds some 700 people. The groups agreed to seek a broad endorser list, is preparing a leaflet, electronic communications, Facebook etc. Reps from the student groups will be present at our UNAC meeting. Many student groups will be asked to endorse and help. Teach-in program/panels etc. is under discussion.

UNAC's Sunday meeting will focus on building for November 30:

a) Outreach
b) Media
c) Endorsements
e) etc.


3) BDS ballot petition
4) National UNAC update
5) Future UNAC events
6) Other
7) Next meeting

UNAC demands adopted at the July 23-25 Albany, New York national antiwar conference attended by 800 activists from 35 states.

1) $$$Trillons for Jobs and Education, Not Wars and Bank Bailouts

2) Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan: Bring U.S. Troops, Mercenaries and War Dollars Home Now!

3) Stop Government Assaults on Unions! No t Racist Attacks on Muslims, Immigrants and People of Color! Civil Liberties for All!

4) Billions for Jobs Not Occupations! End U.S. Aid to Israel - Military, Political and Diplomatic! End the Siege of Gaza! Free Palestine!












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