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Monday, September 08, 2008

[haw-info] Major Iraq War Teach-In at UC Berkeley September 19


TEACH IN ON THE IRAQ WAR

FRIDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2008

 

University of California, Berkeley

MCC-Heller Lounge- MLK Student Union (Lower Sproul Plaza, Bancroft and Telegraph)

 

Organized by:

Historians against the War

War Times

Critical Response and Intervention for a Sustainable Ethnic Studies (CRISES), UC Berkeley

Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC), UC Berkeley

Cross-Cultural Student Development, UCB

Other UCB organizations tba.

 

Part of the "1968: The Great Rehearsal" Series of Events www.greatrehearsal.org

 

DRAFT PROGRAM

 

9–9:30 AM:  Welcome and Introductions by sponsors

 

9:30–10:  Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers: Secrets and Lies in the Vietnam War and the Iraq War

 

10–11 AM: Panel on Torture, Aggressive War & Presidential Power: The Constitutional Crisis

Anne Weills, lawyer

Dennis Cunningham, lawyer

Tom Reifer, University of San Diego

Moderator: Daphne Taylor-García, Ethnic Studies, UCB; UCSB

 

11AM–noon:  U.S. interventionism

Sami Kitmitto, Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Paco Ignacio Taibo III, activist, writer:  Mexico 1968 and After

Andrej Grubacic, Global Commons: "Humanitarian Intervention" in the Balkans

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Historians against the War

Moderator and Commentator: Ramon Grosfoguel, Professor, Ethnic Studies, UCB

 

Noon–1:30 PM: Brown Bag session:  Film clips and discussion with Paul Cronin, whose work-in-progress "A Time to Stir" documents the Columbia student revolts of '68.

Moderator: UCB tba

 

1:30–2:00 PM:  Tom Hayden, Port Huron statement, SDS, anti-Vietnam War.

 

2:00–3:00 PM:  Panel on Vietnam War to Iraq War

Tom Hayden

Carlos Muñoz, Vietnam era veteran, Veterans for Peace, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UCB

Antonia Juhasz, author:  The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time and The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It

Iraq Vet: tba

Brian Willson, Vietnam vet, Veterans for Peace

Moderator: Roberto Hernández, Ethnic Studies, UCB

 

3:00–4:30PM:  Panel on stopping US wars of aggression

INCITE speaker/Andrea Smith (invited)

Roberto Hernandez, UCB Student Activist:

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink

Immanuel Wallerstein

Moderator:  Carole Travis

 

4:30–5PM:  Questions, discussions

Moderator:  UCB tba

 

56:30 PM: Film clips and discussion with Sam Green, whose film "The Weather Underground" was nominated for an academy award in 2004, and Paul Cronin.

Moderator: UCB tba

 

7PM:  a joint event sponsored by the teach-in and the Townsend Center anchored by Dalida Maria Benfield, Ethnic Studies, UCB

 

WORKING GROUP:

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Historians against the War, rdunbaro@pacbell.net

Max Elbaum, WarTimes, maxie@igc.org

Roberto Hernández, Ethnic Studies, UCB, tochtli@berkeley.edu

Daphne Taylor-García, Ethnic Studies, UCB; UCSB, dtgarcia@berkeley.edu

Dalida María Benfield, Ethnic Studies, UCB, dalidamariabenfield@berkeley.edu

Tom Reifer, University of San Diego Associate Fellow of the Transnational Institute, Consolecb@aol.com

Carole Travis, community organizer, travisce@aol.com

Steve Tappis, Sixties activist in Chicago, tappis@yahoo.com

Rick Ayers, educator, UCB graduate student, rick-ayers@earthlink.net

 

Contact:

 

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Historians against the  War, rdunbaro@pacbell.net

415-370-4996

or

Roberto Hernández, Ethnic Studies, UCB, tochtli@berkeley.edu

Or

Max Elbaum, War Times, maxie@igc.org


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