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. All recounted their personal stories of their military experience and how they became part of the veterans’ antiwar movement. Kelly Dougherty, Executive Director of IVAW and a co-founder, gave a slide presentation on IVAW’s strategy to end the war, based on IVAW’s “Consent Theory of Power.” This video clearly shows IVAW’s theory and practice for ending this tragic war by weakening support by the military, as well as other pillars of support, such as the public, Congress and the media.We’ve started with 5 videos of the main speakers, with videos of two commentators, Helen Redmond and Ashley Smith (International Socialist Organization).All websites are invited to embed these videos on their sites. We’d appreciate it if sites would simply let us know that they are embedding the videos. If any sites have difficulty embedding the code, we’d be happy to help you trouble shoot problems. Contact: charles@peacejournal.org[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv6vnxdpp7A[/youtube]Kelly Dougherty (20:42 minutes)[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keKbzz2JKDU[/youtube] Garett Reppenhagen (11:42 minutes) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q290evMczw[/youtube] Camilo Mejia (17:53 minutes)[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR_WPHrTDFI[/youtube] Chanan Suárez Diaz (17:37) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdlOUSd_PUs[/youtube]Martin Smith (13:17 minutes)[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsXxZ0gc9io[/youtube]Helen Redmond on the trauma of war (3:40)[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygasq90lvp0[/youtube]Ashley SMith on how to end the war against Iraq (4:53) Learn more about the Socialism 2007 conference and see conference coverage with coverage of the Confronting Empire plenary session.The conference was sponsored by:International Socialist ReviewHaymarket BooksSocialist WorkerObrero SocialistaInternational Socialist OrganizationCenter for Economic Research and Social ChangeVideo recorded and edited by Charles JenksVideo © 2007 Charles Jenks; all rights reserved