On December 31, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation:
•Directs $662 billion dollars desperately needed by the 99% for housing, jobs, health care and schools towards war appropriations.
•Slaps dangerous new sanctions on Iran.
•Codifies indefinite detention without charges or trial on American soil.
The sanctions on Iran, which will cause severe economic hardship for the people of Iran and squeeze U.S. competitors like China who depend on Iranian oil, are just one more step toward a new U.S. war. The indefinite detention threat will be used to silence activists for social change and to ramp up Islamophobia and war fever here at home. Already, on January 1, a mosque in NYC and the homes of people of color were firebombed. Overall, the billions of dollars just appropriated are going to be used for provocative new military operations in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.
And this is just the beginning of 2012. On May 19, the U.S. will be hosting, simultaneously, the summits of the US led military coalition that has destroyed Afghanistan and Libya and threatens Syria and Iran—NATO—and the representative financial body of the rich nations—G8 — that are now imposing austerity and inequality on people
Government leaders are preparing for expanded war and repression in 2012.
The 99% at home and around the globe will be watching to see if we are able to respond effectively.
Join us at a conference specifically designed to take up this challenge.
United National Antiwar Coalition
Say No! To the NATO / G8 Wars & Poverty Agenda
A Conference to Challenge the Wars of the 1% on the 99% at Home and Abroad
March 23-25, 2012 Stamford Hilton Hotel, CT
(just one Metro North train stop from NYC)
The US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the G-8 world economic powers will meet in Chicago, May 15-22, 2012 to plan their economic and military strategies for the coming period. These military, financial, and political leaders, who serve the 1 % at home and abroad, impose austerity on the 99% to expand their profits, often by drones, armies, and police.
Just as there is a nationally-coordinated attempt to curb the organized dissent of the Occupy Wall St. movements, the federal and local authorities want to deny us our constitutional rights to peacefully and legally protest within sight and sound range of the NATO/G-8 Summits. We must challenge them and bring thousands to Chicago to stand in solidarity with all those fighting US-backed austerity and war around the globe.
To plan these actions and further actions against the program of endless war of the global elite, we will meet in a large national conference March 23-25 in Stamford CT. This conference will bring together activists from the occupy movements, and the antiwar, social justice and environmental movements. We will demand that Washington Bring Our War Dollars Home Now! and use these trillions immediately for human needs.
Workshop topics include:
Occupy Wall St. & the Fight Against War Global Economic Crisis Climate Crisis and War Women and War
War at Home on Black Community War on the U.S.-Mexico Border Islamophobia as a Tool of War Labor
Defense of Iran and Syria Afghanistan: Ten Years of Occupation Is the U.S. Really Withdrawing from Iraq?
Updates on Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, and Yemen What Next for the Arab Spring? Occupation of Haiti
U.S. Intervention in Honduras, Colombia, and the rest of Latin America No to Drone Warfare and Weapons in Space
Civil Liberties Guantanamo, Torture and Rendition U.S. Combat Troops Involved in New Scramble for Africa
Control of Media Imperialism Nonviolence & Direct Action Palestine: UN Statehood, Civil Resistance, BDS
Breaking the Siege of Gaza Veterans Peace Team Immigrant Rights and War Human Rights in South Asia
Fight for Our Right to Protest No War, No Warming No Nukes Philippines & the Pacific Bring Our War $$ Home
Register now at www.unacpeace.org.
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