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- Apr 3, 2008To be removed from future updates on this historic peace, justice, green economy, human rights conference . . . click on the "SafeUnsubscribe" feature at the bottom of this email.Historic Conference - Cindy Sheehan, Adam Kokesh ("Winter Soldier" Organizer), Medea Benjamin (Code Pink), - May 22 - 25th
"Building a New World" Conference Update March 2008 Update In This Issue Join This History Making Event ! Major Session Topics Include Nationally Renowned Speakers Include Join this History Making
Conference !Professors, be sure to inform your departments and students of this historic event!
Organizers, be sure to alert your members, and sister organizations of this historic event!
Journalists and writers, be sure to attend this event, for it will provide you with countless lines of profound insight into the state of our world today!Quick Links
Dear Peace, Justice, and Green Economy Activists,As most of you are aware by now, from earlier announcements, the upcoming "Building a New World" Conference, is right around the corner!
May 22nd through the 25th, leaders from many of the major efforts for peace, justice, and green economy solutions to our future will be presenting intensive workshops to further our goals for a liveable world.
Join us on May 22-25, 2008In 2008 many of us understand that our nation - and even the entire planet - are in a state of crisis. The deep longing for positive, lasting change is the bedrock upon which this conference is based. How do we fix our country and our world? And how can we form one mass movement to address the crisis?
At Radford University, in Radford, Virginia, on May 22-25, thousands of activists, academics, journalists, poets, musicians and policymakers will converge at the 2008 "Building a New World" Conference. If you want to participate in building a new world, sign up now. Hotel and dorm rooms are limited.Speakers include: Cindy Sheehan, (Code Pink Founder) Medea Benjamin, Gary Corseri, William Blum, Kathy Kelly, Mike Whitney, Michael Parenti, Alice Lovelace, David Swanson, Gareth Porter, Farid Bitar, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Robert Jensen, Kevin Zeese, Antonia Juhasz, Adam Kokesh and (Iraq Veterans Against the War), Father Roy Bourgeois and many more leaders and luminaries will join thousands of people from across the country and from other lands as well, for a conference to lay the foundations for building a new world now.LEARN MORE AT: http://www.wpaconference.org/PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR RESPECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS.Major Session Topics Include:
- End of Empire,- Iraq Vets Against War- Climate Change- Taking Back the Media,- The Right to Health Care,- Civil Liberties / Constitutional Rights,- Womens Liberation- Economic Exploitation- Facing Fundamentalism,- Immigrant Rights,- Indigenous People Speak Out,- Palestine,- Cooperatives and Localization,- Venezuela: Bolivarian Revolution,- Animal Rights,- Global Warming and Water Crisis,- Sustainability,- Homelessness and Survival during Economic Depression,- Politics and the Arts,- Monetary Theory,- Civilian Democratic Earth Federation,- Witnesses and Victims of Oppression Speak Out.
. . . and many more workshops on critically important issues of the day.MORE AT: http://www.wpaconference.org/
Again, we also request that you notify your universities, respective organizations and sister group contacts about THIS HISTORIC CONFERENCE !!
Nationally Renowned Speaker Line Up Includes
Code Pink Founder, Medea Benjamin
Adam Kokesh and (Iraq Veterans Against the War; Co-Organizer of "Winter Soldier" )
David Rubinson (Co-founder, Stop-LossCongress.org, Music and film producer: Produced music for "Apocalypse Now")William Blum (Author of Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II; Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, and many more profound works.)
Gary Corseri (poet, teacher, dramatist, novelist, editor, journalist, activist)Daniel Sunjata (Tony Nominated star of "Rescue Me" television series - Actor / Activist)
Kathy Kelly (Author of Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison, and more)
Mike Whitney (Author)
Michael Parenti (Author of To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia; The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People's History of Ancient Rome; Super Patriotism; Democracy for the Few)
Alice Lovelace (Author of A Voice in the Wilderness: Poems; The Kitchen Survival Almanac; Remembering My Birth; What Price Freedom - What Price Life; On the Streets of Durham: Poetry)
David Swanson (Author of Politics, Media, and Modern Democracy: An International Study of Innovations; New Directions in Political Communication: A Resource Book)
Gareth Porter (Author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam; Global Environmental Politics)
Farid Bitar (Author of Treasury of Arabic Love Poems, Quotations, & Proverbs)
Rev. Lennox Yearwood (Minister, activist, and President of the Hip Hop Caucus, served as a White House intern under President Bill Clinton)
Robert Jensen (Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas; author of Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity)
Kevin Zeese (2006 US Senate Candidate for Maryland; President of Common Sense for Drug Policy; Director of Democracy Rising; Founder of TrueVoteMD.org and VoteTrustUSA.org - fighting for voter verified paper trails for electronic voting)
Antonia Juhasz (Fellow at Oil Change International and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies; author of The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time (HarperCollins, April, 2006))
Father Roy Bourgeois (Founder of the human rights group SOA Watch (School of the America's Watch); Presented with the Pax Christi USA Pope Paul VI Teacher of Peace Award - 1997; and the Thomas Merton Award - 2005)
David Ray Griffin (Primordial Truth and Postmodern Theology; Religion and Scientific Naturalism; Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action; 9/11 Contradictions)
Steve Alten (New York Times best selling author, author of the historical-fiction, The Shell Game)
. . . and many more leaders and luminaries will join thousands of people from across the country and from other lands as well, for a conference to lay the foundations for building a new world now.
here's what's at the wpaconference.org site . . .