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]https://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

Eric Ruder on the weak antiwar movement

Original article in Socialist Worker Why is the antiwar movement so weak? October 12, 2007 ERIC RUDER analyzes the state of the national antiwar struggle and what lies ahead. SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S.… Continue reading Eric Ruder on the weak antiwar movement

Organized Money vs Organized People

Organized Money v. Organized People by Cindy Sheehan “At a time like this, scorching iron, not convincing argument, is needed.” Frederick Douglass“ Cindy’s campaign will prove that organized people can beat organized money” Reverend Lennox Yearwood; founder of the Hip Hop Caucus

Cindy Sheehan Anounces Peace Summit

As I sit sipping my morning cup of coffee and reflect on the anti-war protests sponsored by the Oct27 coalition (where I saw some good collaboration between UFPJ and ANSWER—at least in San Francisco—yea!), I have a few thoughts. Yesterday, tens of thousands of activists from around Northern California, Northern Nevada and some from Southern… Continue reading Cindy Sheehan Anounces Peace Summit

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

We Should Not be Causing This

We Shouldn’t Be Causing This by Kathy Kelly Amman, Jordan August 22, 2007 Here in Amman, Jordan, a British teenager, Sonia, age 12, recently spent four days interviewing and befriending Iraqi youngsters close to her in age. She wanted to learn, firsthand, about the experiences of Iraqi youngsters who have fled war and violence in… Continue reading We Should Not be Causing This

Get to Work by Kathy Kelly

GET TO WORK! By Kathy Kelly Amman, Jordan August 12, 2007 “GET A JOB!” These three words are very familiar to activists bearing signs calling for an end to war, whether standing on street corners, walking along highways, holding vigils, or nonviolently occupying the offices of elected representatives. Listen to the activists, and you’ll often… Continue reading Get to Work by Kathy Kelly

The Slide by Cindy Sheehan

The Slide Cindy Sheehan Day 11 of our Journey for Humanity and Accountability found our caravan group at the Charlottesville, VA home of David Swanson who is director of AfterDowningStreet.org. I got to know David after my group Gold Star Families for Peace became one of the first organizations to sign on to ADS when… Continue reading The Slide by Cindy Sheehan