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ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE OCT. 25-27

by POWER Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2002 at 2:54 AM
socalpower@wearepower.org 949-436-1188 http://www.wewarepower.org

....

"In all wars the object is to protect or to seize

money, property and power, and there will always be

wars so long as Capital rules and oppresses people."

- Ernst Friedrich, War Against War (1924)

POWER - People Opposing War, Empires & Rulers

"The Many Faces of War, An Anarchist Perspective on

War"

WHEN: Friday Oct. 25 - Sunday Oct. 27

WHERE: Arts in Action

LOCATION: 4th floor of 1919 7th Street, Los Angeles CA

COST: FREE!

CALL: 949-436-1188

EMAIL: Socalpower@wearepower.org

WEBSITE: http://www.wearepower.org

Volunteers are needed, Please contact us if you are

able to help out!!

DOWNLOAD FLYER:

FRONT: http://www.wearepower.org/front.pdf

BACK: http://www.wearepower.org/back.pdf



"Freedom is what we make of it. If we stand against

repression, authority and illegitimate structures, we

are expanding the domain of freedom and that's what

freedom will be. That's what we create; there is

nothing to define in words."

-- Noam Chomsky

The "Many Faces of War" conference, was created by

POWER(People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers) and

many other organizations, as a direct response to

educate and empower people to make informed decisions

about the many different war's being waged all over

the world. The three-day conference is totally FREE of

charge, each night of the conference we will hold a

variety of musical benefit shows, all $$$ that is made

will go towards groups participating in the

conference, and Arts In Action.

The conference is an anarchist/anti-authoritarian

perspective on war, it will focus on growing political

repression due to war, racism, immigration,

patriotism, community organizing, anarchist history,

and the overall effect that war has on regular people,

it will also be a time that we are able to come

together and speak to one another on what ordinary

people can do to promote an anti-war and

anti-authoritarian political movement together, within

their own community. We want a better world, one

without hierarchy, imperialists, or empires. We want a

new world, and we are hoping that through education

and action we are able to achieve that common goal

that binds us all together.



CONFIRMED WORKSHOPS INCLUDE

*Most workshops will be translated into Spanish*

- ROTC/JROTC Recruitment - Mike Novick Anti-Racist

Action/POWER

- Amerikan history’s B side: White Supremacy, Violence

and Genocide - MCAlienmindcontrol

- Colonialism & Racism - Mike Novick Anti-Racist

Action/POWER

- Aspects of Environmental destruction due to war -

Candace

- Immigrants Know Your Rights - Los Jovenes

- U.S Foreign Policy - Frank Dorrel

- War and its effect on Unions - Jim Smith, LA Labor

Council

- Tribal History of War - Ben Axiom

- US Military Intervention in South America - Don

White from Committee in Solidarity with the People of

El Salvador (CISPES)

- War and it's effect on Indigenous people of the

Americas – Lupe Lopez from Alianza Indigena

- Iranian Women’s Movement Against War - Chantel,

Maryam, Yassamin from Iranian Women’s Liberation Party

& POWER

- The Fight for Palestine - Tamara Rettino & Garrick

Ruiz from International Solidarity Movement

- Afghanistan One Year Later - Sonali Kolhatkar from

Afghan Women’s Mission/RAWA

- The 2nd Colonialization of The Americas - Comite

Zapatista De Los Angeles

- Globalization & War - Hasan Hasan & Beth from POWER

- Post 9/11 effects on immigrants - Hasan Hasan



- Anarchist History & War - Panel including Chris

Crass, Ericka, Matt Hart, Sam

- September 11

- Political Prisoners / Prisoners of War - ABCF LA

- Self Defense - Colin & Gina

- Direct Action/Civil Disobedience

- Challenging White Supremacy - Kerry Levenberg, Amie

Fishman and Chris Crass

- Indian & Pakistan Conflict - Liberation Alliance

- Women’s perspective on War - POWER

- Campus Anti-War organizing - Afghan Students Union

- Iraqi Sanctions - Voices in the Wilderness & Nuclear

Age Peace Foundation

- Plan Puebla Panama - Comite Zapatista De Los Angeles



- Border Issues

- Invest in Caring not Killing - Wages for House

workers

- Linkage between the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and

the U.S. reinvasion of Iraq - Women in Black

- The Theater of Protest, Dissecting Resistances - The

Journal of Aesthetics and Protest

If you would like to be involved in this conference,

help give a workshop/suggest a workshop, or help out

in any way please feel free to get in touch with us.

Volunteers are needed, Please contact us if you are

able to help out!! Also if you are in need of housing,

please get in touch with us, and we can help you out.

Socalpower@wearepower.org or call 949-436-1188 or

check out http://www.wearepower.org

Also if you are interested in tabling, or selling

times (Vendors) at the conference, please email or

call us

SCHEDULE FOR CONFERENCE

FRIDAY OCT 25 7:00 - Midnight - Opening Party, Hip

Hop, Rap, along w/ Spoken Word

SATURDAY OCT 26:

10:00 - 11:30 Workshops

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch/Plenary

12:30 - 2:00 Workshops

2:00 – 2:30 Plenary

2:30 – 4:00 Workshops

4:00 – 5:00 Panel Discussion

BREAK

7:00-Midnight Rave/Dance Party w/ DJ, Benefit Show

SUNDAY OCT 27

11:00 – 12:30 Workshops

12:30 – 1:00 Plenary

1:00 – 2:30 Workshops

3:00 – 7:00 Movie showing and outdoor activity at

MacArthur Park, children’s events, street theater,

Jazz music

8:00-Midnight Womyns Bands and eclectic music

Benefit show



"...ironically, perhaps, the best organized dissenters

in the world today are anarchists, who are busily

undermining capitalism while the rest of the left is

still trying to form committees."

--Jeremy Hardy, the Guardian (UK)

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