Conference on military bases

Friday, 27 February 2009 (All day) - Monday, 2 March 2009 (All day)

VENUE: American University, Washington, US

Programme

Friday, February 27, 2009

4:00 Vigil at Pentagon
5:30 - 7:00 Registration
7:00 - 9:00 Evening Plenary “Overview: Framing and Launching the US Anti-Bases Movement”
Zia Mian, Cynthia Enloe, John Lindsay Poland

Saturday, February 28, 2009

9:00 - 11:00 Morning Plenary: “Winning International Campaigns: Lessons Learned”:
Suzuyo Takazato, Jana Glivicka, Raed Jarrar, Latin American speaker TBA

10:30 - 12:15 AM Workshops

Bases, Violence Against Women, and Resistan

VENUE: American University, Washington, US

Programme

Friday, February 27, 2009

4:00 Vigil at Pentagon
5:30 - 7:00 Registration
7:00 - 9:00 Evening Plenary “Overview: Framing and Launching the US Anti-Bases Movement”
Zia Mian, Cynthia Enloe, John Lindsay Poland

Saturday, February 28, 2009

9:00 - 11:00 Morning Plenary: “Winning International Campaigns: Lessons Learned”:
Suzuyo Takazato, Jana Glivicka, Raed Jarrar, Latin American speaker TBA

10:30 - 12:15 AM Workshops

Bases, Violence Against Women, and Resistance
Ann Wright & Others TBA

Holding the Line Against AFRICOM
Dr Wafula Okumu, Emira Woods

Movement Building: Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands
Resource people TBA

Militarism, Environmental Justice, and Sustainability
Kate McCaffrey & Women for Genuine Security
Resource people TBA

Peoples’ Movements for Withdrawal of U.S. Bases in the Asia- Pacific
Lisa Natividad, Suzuyo Takazto, Sukjong Hong, Others TBA
Researching military bases & On-line tools for working on military bases – using FOIA, personal contacts, online and other public sources
John Lindsay-Poland, Zolton Grossman, Others TBA
Space as the Ultimate Base:  How Space Dominance Is Key to the U.S.'s Imperial Designs
Bruce Gagnon, Jana Glivicka, Tim Rinne

The Economics of Military Bases & Strategic Openings Resulting from the Economic Crisis
Miriam Pemberton and UFPJ Resource Person & Others TBA

The Sorrows of Empire: Diego Garcia, Marshall Islands and Kalaallit Nunaat
David Vine and Dud Hendrik

The Struggle Against Bases in Iraq, Persian Gulf & Middle East
Raed Jarrar & Amy Holmes

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 Music/Cultural Event

1:30-3:00 Afternoon Plenary - “Developing Winning Strategies”
Bruce Gagnon, Wilbert Van Der Zeijden, Miriam Pemberto, Other TBA,

3:15 – 5:00 PM Workshops

Developing a Comprehensive Strategy #1
Includes early presentation by Global Network Representative(s)

Direct Action at Military Bases
TBA

Taking It To The Grassroots: Granny Peace Brigade Strategies For Informing The Public
Grannies Peace Brigade

Lobbying 101 - for first-time lobbyists, ( Sunday sessions focus on legislative strategies, messaging, and logistics)
Alissa Wilson, Others TBA

The Militarization and Resistance on the U.S.-Mexico Border
AFSC San Diego Staff

Veterans for Peace – Organizing workshop
Michael Uhl & Others TBA

Nuclear Weapons Bases: Resisting a Global Danger
Jackie Cabasso, Others TBA

Resistance to Military Bases in Europe
Elsa Rassbach, Jana Glivicka, Wlibert Van Der Zeijden

Saturday Evening:

Developing a Comprehensive Strategy #2

Sunday, March 1, 2009

10:00 – 12:00 Continuing Workshops
Developing a Comprehensive strategy #3
Others TBA

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – Closing Speaker (tentative title) “The New Moment, Military Bases and the Pentagon Budget”
Walden Bello, Rep. Barbara Lee (invited)
2:00 – 4:00 Lobbying Training

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lobbying Day

Location

Washington, US