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***"Demilitarizing War and Peace"
AAG 2008 (Boston, April 15-19)***

Our memories are militarized when we remember this year as the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War. Yet we often forget that the peace that preceded this war is a history of sanctions and imperialism, and that militarization continues even in places where 'peace has broken out.' These memories and forgettings profoundly shape how we can imagine common peaceful futures.

Here in Boston – which prepares for Patriot's Day celebrations – we are interested in renewing a conversation about collective practices that construct, in Said's words, "fields of coexistence rather than fields of battle." Since 2006, agg has been creating spaces for building a community-in-formation that engages questions of militarism, daily life, and daily death. How might collective intellectual labor work to demilitarize war and peace (and ourselves in the process)? What can activist-academics do to create possibilities for peaceful commons?

A schedule of agg sessions, workshops, and gatherings is available under Messages, and will be available in flier form in Boston.

AGG is a working group that collaborates our independent works, illuminating the life and death connections between militarism, racism, heteropatriarchy, capitalism, the state, and politics. We aim to create activist research that honors struggles for survival and dignity and helps create a better world. Geographers need not be academics. We invite anyone who shares the formation's overarching political goals and desire to experiment with forms of knowledge creation and representation to work with us to shape this ongoing collaboration.

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  • Aug 11, 2005
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