United National Anti-War Coalition Conference Schedule, March 23-25, Stamford

UNAC Conference Schedule

(Click here to register)

Friday, March 23, 2012
Registration—4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
8:00 pm – 9:45 pm–Opening Panel: The Shifting Strategies of Empire


Chair: Joe Lombardo
, Co-Chair UNAC

David Swanson, War is a Crime.org

Col. Ann WrightDissent: Voices of Conscience

Andrew Murray, UK Trade Unions Congress General Council

Bernadette Ellorin, BAYAN (Philippines)

Abayomi AzikiwePan Africa Newswire

Kazem Azin; Solidarity Iran

Adaner Usmani, Labor Party of Pakistan

Ahmed Shawki, Egypt Solidarity Campaign

Xiomara de Zelaya, Presidential candidate, Honduras.

 

UNAC CC meeting: 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Meeting Rooms available for groups preparing workshops, formulating resolution, etc. until 11:00 pm

 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

 

Registration opens at 7:00 am.

 

8:30 am – 9:00 pm—Welcome:  International Greetings, UNAC Report and Conference Process


Marilyn Levin
, UNAC Co-Chair.
9:00 am – 10:00 am—Panel: The NATO/G8 Summits: Our Response to their Agenda of War and Austerity


Chair: Pat Hunt
, Chicago Peace Action, Chicago CANG8

Joe Iosbaker, Chicago United National Antiwar Coalition

Ashley Smith, UNAC Administrative Committee

Margaret Kimberly, Black Agenda Report

Leah Bolger, Veterans for Peace

Monami Maulik, Desis Rising Up and Moving

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink

Leili Kashani, Center for Constitutional Rights

Sara Flounders, International Action Center.

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am—Voting on Conference Rules; Introduction of Action Plan and Major Resolutions

 

Marilyn Levin, UNAC Co-Chair

Jeff Mackler, Northern California UNAC.


Raging Grannies Perform

10: 45 am -12:15 pmWorkshop Series One
12: 30 pm – 1:45 pm—Lunch with Panel: The War at Home on the Black Community: Mass Incarceration, Unemployment, Stop and Frisk

 

Chair: Ana Edwards, Virginia Defenders

Jack Bryant, President Stamford CT NAACP

Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, author, Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: Race, Ex-Felon Disenfranchisement, and Fractured Citizenship

Glen Ford, Executive Director of Black Agenda Report

Nellie Bailey, Occupy Harlem

Bruce A. Dixon, Managing Editor, Black Agenda Report; State Committee member; Georgia Green Party

Larry Holmes, Occupy 4 Jobs

Jasiri X, Hip Hop artist.
1:45 pm – 3:45 pmPlenary Session
4:00 pm – 5:30 pmWorkshop Series Two
5:45 pm – 7:15Workshop Series Three


7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
—Dinner with Panel: Islamophobia, the Attack on Civil Liberties, and the War on Workers


Chair: Chris Gauvreau
, UNAC Administrative Committee

Anthony Arnove, Co-editor with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People’s History of the United States

Imam Talib Abdurrashid, President of Muslim Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York

Meredith Aby, Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Teresa Gutierrez, May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights

Clarence Thomas, Oakland ILWU Local 10

Mike Fuqua, Longview Striker, member of ILWU Local 21

Scott Olsen, Iraq Veteran’s Against the War, injured by police at Occupy Oakland

Jeff Mackler, Northern California UNAC

Lamis Deek, Al-Awda New York

Gamelyn Oduardo, a leader of Puerto Rican Student Strike

George Friday, National Field Organizer, Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Cyrus McGoldrick, NYC Council on American Islamic Relations

James Yee, former chaplain at Guantanamo

Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, Muslim Peace Coalition.

 

After Dinner Performances: Chris Nauman, Jasiri X

 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

 

9:00 am – 11:00 amPlenary Session.

 

11:00 am – 11:40 am—Victims of Political Repression Speakout

 

Chair: Judy Bello, Hancock 38

Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart Defense Committee

Nathan Fuller, Bradley Manning Support Network

Mariano Cordoso, Central Connecticut State University

Representative, Yale Muslim Student Association

Sarah Martin, Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Steve Downs, Project SALAM

 

11: 40 am. Break for picking up bag lunches.

 

12:00 pm -1:15 pm—Plenary Panel: Global Economic Meltdown, Warming, and War.


Chair: Nada Khader
, WESPAC

Bill McKibben, editor, The Global Warming Reader and architect of the successful XL pipeline campaign

Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World

Richard Wolff, author, Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.

 

1: 30 pm – 3:00 pmWorkshop Series Four

 

3: 15 pm – 4:15 pm—NATO G8 Protest Organizing Session

 

Chair: Pete Shell, UNAC Administrative Committee

 

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm—Closing Remarks

 

Joe Lombardo, Co-Chair UNAC

 

WORKSHOPS UNAC CONFERENCE 2012 – MARCH 23-25







SATURDAY, MARCH 24

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 SATURDAY, MARCH 24

SESSION 1   10:45 AM-12:15 PM

 SATURDAY, MARCH 24

SESSION 2    4:00 PM-5:30 PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

SESSION 3    5:45 PM-7:15 PM

1

All Out for May
1st Mobilization

Afghanistan
After Ten Years of Occupation

Egypt, One Year
After the Revolution: Where is the Struggle Headed?

2

Antiwar
Strategies in Black Community Organizations

Defeating
Africom and NATO: Building Solidarity with Africa in the Struggle Against
Imperialism

End the
Occupation of Haiti

3

Crisis in Asia:
US Geopolitical Strategy & Intervention in the Asia-Pacific Region

Honduras: The
Struggle for Land, Democracy & Sovereignty

From Egypt to
NYC:
Anti-Radicalization Laws, Surveillance, the War on
Terror Industrial Complex, NDAA & How We Fight Back

4

Democratizing
Money: Banking in the Public Interest

Iran:
Solidarity, Not Intervention

Influencing
the  Electoral
Conversation from a Peace & Justice Perspective

5

Faith-Based
Organizing for Nonviolent Resistance

Linking Endless
War & Econ. Crisis: Bring Our War $$ Home

Music &
Songs to Move the Movement

6

Honduran
Immigrants Chat with Xiomara De Zela. Topic: Election in 2013!  (Private Session)

No Torture! No
Indefinite Detention

No Nukes:
Nuclear Power, Weapons & War

7

MuslimPeace
Coalition Meeting (Private)

Occupy Movement,
Labor & Community Struggles: A Fruitful Collaboration

Propaganda &
Communications on Permanent War

8

NATO & G-8:
Two Arms of American Empire

Palestine:
Strategies for Liberation

Social Struggles
in Colombia: Analyzing the Role of Colombian Student Strike & Union
Movement

9

Negotiating
Peace: What US Might Do for Colombia

Search for Human
Rights & Justice in South Asia

Targeting Iran:
The Truth Behind the Hype

10

Occupying the
Military Industrial Complex

Taking Back Our
Schools – Guide for H.S. Counter-Recruitment

Understanding
& Organizing Against Expanding Wars & Repression in Yemen, Pakistan,
Bahrain

11

Prisons: The New
Torture Machines

The Economy,
Unemployment & the Military: Alternatives to Save Our Country & the
Jobless

Veterans Peace
Teams – Defending Occupations

12

U.S.
Geopolitical Nuclear Weapons in Europe & Outer Space & Campaigns for
Withdrawal

What War? US
Turns from War on Iraq to Permanent Occupation

We Are Not Your
Soldiers: Stop Militarization of Our H.S. Campuses

13

Women, Peace,
and Security

 

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25

SESSION 4    1:30 PM-3:00 PM

1

A Criminal
Assault: Hydrofracking 

2

Border
Militarization, War, and Resistance in the U.S. & Europe: Migrant Workers
Rising Globally

3

Boycott,
Divestment, and Sanctions
Join Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance to Occupation

4

Campus
Fightback: International Student Resistance to the Economic Crisis and War

5

Climate Change
Related Conflicts in South Asia

6

Confronting
Robotic (Drone) Warfare at Hancock AFNG Base

7

Contradictions
of the Imperialists’ Agenda for Full Spectrum Dominance

8

Iran: Analyzing
the West’s Politico-Economic Warfare

9

Labor Against
Austerity & War

10

Law as a Weapon
of War

11

Lessons from the
Past & Now: Activist Strategies for Ending Warfare & Converting from
a War Economy

12

Rethinking
Pakistan: People’s Struggle & War on Terror

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