Dahr Jamail Eyewitness to Occupation

Dahr Jamail on Iraq Eyewitness to Occupation at Socialism 2008 [googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1552264890279315710[/googlevideo] “Over half the total population of the country are either refugees, in need of emergency aid or dead.” Dave Jamail gave a riveting talk on the occupation of Iraq at Socialism 2008 in Chicago on June 20. (Websites may embed this video.)

Dave Zirin at Socialism 2008 on Peoples History of Sports

Hear Dave Zirin give a terrific and humorous talk on The People’s History of Sports. It’s packed with insights and little known history about sports in the US. [googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4170596434502568399[/googlevideo] He spoke at the Socialism 2008 conference in Chicago on June 21, 2008.

Video Portrait from Winter Soldier

[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=885900280580697301[/googlevideo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwjqwQrpJfE Thanks to Holly Near for giving permission to use her song “I Am Willing.” I dedicate this video to the victims of war in Iraq and Afghanistan and do so in memory of the over a million who have been killed in these wars. See testimonies by witnesses to war at http://www.ivaw.org

Joel Geier on 1968 Year of Revolt

[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-78082560718959411[/googlevideo] Joel Geier, Associate Editor of the International Socialist Review, spoke on “1968: Year of Revolt” at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL on March 26, 2008.

Camilo Mejia and Martin Smith on Soldiers Against the War

Support Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan (Videos Originally published November 9, 2007) Camilo Mejia, Iraq veteran and Chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War, gave with workshop with Martin Smith (Midwest Coordinator of IVAW) on “Soldiers Against the War from Vietnam to Iraq.” (22:22 minutes)[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3110713396710875617[/googlevideo]Martin Smith, Midwest Regional Coordinator of Iraq Veterans Against the War,… Continue reading Camilo Mejia and Martin Smith on Soldiers Against the War

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Recent Developments in Venezuela

Martin Sanchez, Venezuelan Consul for Chicago, focused on recent developments in his talk on “The Struggle for Self-Determination in Venezuela.” (28:37 minutes) [googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4707899597089110674[/googlevideo] He spoke at the plenary of the Midwest Socialist Conference held at the University of Illinois, Chicago on November 3-4, 2007. This was one of the regional socialist conferences taking place that… Continue reading Recent Developments in Venezuela

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Camilo Mejia – Personal Reflections on Confronting US Empire

Camilo Mejia, Chair of the Board of Iraq Veterans Against the War, gave his personal reflections on confronting the US empire at the Midwest Socialist Conference. The Midwest Socialist Conference was hosted at the University of Illinois of Chicago from November 3-4, 2007. It was one of the regional socialist conferences taking place that weekend… Continue reading Camilo Mejia – Personal Reflections on Confronting US Empire

Sherry Wolf on the Long Term Struggle

Sherry Wolf, Editorial Board member of the International Socialist Review, asked activists to join the long term struggle at the plenary session of the Midwest Socialist Conference on November 3rd. [googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4124556379331288380[/googlevideo] There are no quick solutions, she said. Making a commitment to the long term struggle is “the only way we are going to win,”… Continue reading Sherry Wolf on the Long Term Struggle

Afghanistan, Islamophobia and the War on Terror

Charles Peterson, student from the University of Massachusetts, gave this workshop on “Afghanistan, Islamophobia and the War on Terror” at the Campus Antiwar Network’s 5th Anniversary Summit at the University of Wisconsin/Madison from October 19-21. (23:42 minutes)[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4922125869181239311[/googlevideo] Delegates and guests from more than 20 schools across the country converged at the University of Wisconsin-Madison October… Continue reading Afghanistan, Islamophobia and the War on Terror

Iraq War Veterans on Strategy to End the War

Iraq Veterans Against the War members Kelly Dougherty, Garett Reppenhagen, Camilo Mejía, Chanan Suárez Diaz and Martin Smith spoke on IVAW’s strategy to end the war against Iraq at the Socialism 2007 conference in Chicago on June 16.These talks started off a 2-part, 3 hour Roundtable – Iraq: the Soldiers’ Rebellion – by IVAW veterans.… Continue reading Iraq War Veterans on Strategy to End the War

No Honor for Andrew Card

Subscribe to TraprockPeaceTV at Youtube. On May 25, 2007 Andrew Card faced hundreds of boos and catcalls as he was given an honorary degree during the graduate school commencement at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Before the commencement, over a hundred protesters staged a rally and press conference outside the Mullin Center on the UMass campus.… Continue reading No Honor for Andrew Card

Excited About Socialism 2007: Socialism for the 21st Century

Students and activists from UMass/Amherst and Western Massachusetts say why they’re excited about the upcoming conference: “SOCIALISM 2007: Socialism for the 21st Century,” being held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, June 14-17, 2007. See http://www.socialismconference.org for more details. SOCIALISM 2007 will bring together socialists and activists who are involved in struggles across the country–from… Continue reading Excited About Socialism 2007: Socialism for the 21st Century

UMass Protests Honoring Andy Card

Newsflash: Members of the UMass faculty senate voted 31-0 to oppose an honorary degree for Andrew Card. The vote was not ‘official’ as it missed a quorum by 1 member.Action Announcements at UMass – May 21, 23, 25thOn May 15, 2007, hundreds of students, faculty and staff protested the decision by the University of Massachusetts… Continue reading UMass Protests Honoring Andy Card

Protesting Honorary Degree for Andy Card – Part 1

Petition to Revoke Offer of Honorary Degree to Andrew H. Card, Jr. Please see Part 2 below.On May 15, 2007, hundreds of students, faculty and staff protested the decision by the University of Massachusetts to give an honorary degree to Andy Card, and former head of the Bush Administration’s White House Iraq Group. Students held… Continue reading Protesting Honorary Degree for Andy Card – Part 1

Protesting Honorary Degree for Andy Card – Part 2

Petition to Revoke Offer of Honorary Degree to Andrew H. Card, Jr. On May 15, 2007, students, faculty and staff protested the decision by the University of Massachusetts to give an honorary degree to Andy Card, and former head of the Bush Administration’s White House Iraq Group. Students held a rally outside the Whitmore administration… Continue reading Protesting Honorary Degree for Andy Card – Part 2

Frances Crowe – Blow up Balloons Not Bombs

On Mother’s Day – May 13, 2007 – Frances Crowe tells story from a previous Mother’s Day protest of 25 years ago. She was speaking with Sunny Miller, Executive Director of Traprock Peace Center. Frances Crowe is a prominent peace organizer and pacifist. She was a co-founder of Traprock Peace Center. She urges Traprock to… Continue reading Frances Crowe – Blow up Balloons Not Bombs

Andy Jacobs exposes bi-partisan sellout of US

Andy Jacobs, former Indiana Congressperson, decried the unconstitutional and illegal war against Iraq and exposed the bi-partisan sellout of the US to foreign investors. Foreign investment – and US budget deficits – have financed US wars, including the war against Iraq. This sellout – started during the Reagan administration – rescinded tax withholding from foreign… Continue reading Andy Jacobs exposes bi-partisan sellout of US

Students Excited about Socialism 2007

Student activists from the University of Wisconsin, Madison say why they’re excited about the upcoming conference: “SOCIALISM 2007: Socialism for the 21st Century.” being held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, June 14-17, 2007. See http://www.socialismconference.org for more details. SOCIALISM 2007 will bring together socialists and activists who are involved in struggles across the country–from… Continue reading Students Excited about Socialism 2007