Education and Strategy Conference on US Militarism

Over Fifty Groups Endorse LASC Conference on US Militarism

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Education and Strategy Conference on US Militarism

Washington, DC – April 8-10, 2011

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Sponsored by: Latin America Solidarity Coalition in Conjunction with School of the Americas Watch Days of Action

April 4-11, 2011

Register now to help build a larger movement to end US militarism and the militarization of US relations with Latin America and the world. Join Latin America solidarity activists, people of faith, academics, youth and students, anti-war and immigration activists, labor, women, and all sectors which are working to build a better world. See below for the list of endorsers. If your group would like to endorse, send an email to [email protected]. Endorsing groups are invited to submit workshop proposals to [email protected].

The United States is at a crossroads. Down one road lies permanent war, a stagnant economy and loss of liberty. Down the other lies a new world of cooperation, prosperity and freedom. This conference is all about how we can work together to travel on the road to a new and better world.

Please join us for a weekend of plenary meetings and workshops to educate and inspire each other and to plan actions, strategies, and organizing tools to build a greater movement to overcome US militarism. Participate in SOA Watch’s Days of Action including lobbying and direct action to shut down the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, better known as the School of the Americas. Agitate for closing US military bases in Latin America and for an end to US militarization throughout the Americas and the world. Click HERE to register.

US militarism affects both the entire world and everything about our daily lives. If you are working to end US wars, morally stand in favor of peace, are in solidarity with the oppressed, are working to end racism and the criminalization of immigrants, stand solidly in favor of our First Amendment freedoms, or are working to create new economic models that defend the interests of workers and farmers over those of corporations and bankers – then you should attend this conference to build a strong and unified movement against US militarism.

Some topics covered by this conference will include: US military bases, military spending, immigration and border militarization, coups, war profiteers, privatization of war, closing the School of the Americas, foreign military and police aid, growing our skills in media, research, and other organizing, counter recruitment and support for active duty resisters, US relations with Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Honduras, etc., organizing within sectors to resist militarism, cross movement organizing, domestic costs of militarism, direct action, skills building and much more.

Register HERE and visit the LASC web page at for low-cost and free housing options. Visit the web page frequently to see updates on workshops, plenary speakers, direct actions and other preparatory information. Visit the SOA Watch Days of Action web pagefor details on actions scheduled from April 4-11, 2011. We recommend that you plan your trip to participate in SOA Watch’s activities before the conference and direct action on April 11. 

Endorsing groups

Alliance for Global Justice

African Awareness

All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (GC)

Baltimore-Washington Area Peace Council

Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition (BALASC).

Beehive Collective

Bend-Condega Friendship Project

Bring Our War $$ Home

Campaign for Labor Rights

Casa Baltimore/Limay

Center for Constitutional Rights

Center for International Policy Americas Program

Chiapas Support Committee

Chicago Religous Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN)

Christian Peacemaker Teams Colombia

Code Pink

Colombia Action Network

Colombia Human Rights Committee

Colombia Support Network

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador

Committee to Stop FBI Repression

DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice (IL)

Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Global Exchange

Guatemala Human Rights Commission

Haiti Action Committee

Honduras Solidarity Network

Hondureños por la Democracia

Kwame Ture Institute and Library

La Voz de los de Abajo – Chicago

Marin Task Force on the Americas

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Media Island International

Mexico Solidarity Network

Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild


Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)

Nicaragua Center for Community Action

Nicaragua Network

No Private Armies

Office of the Americas

Pan-African Roots

Pax Christi USA

Peace Brigades International

Proyecto Hondureño–MA

Rights Action

Rochester (NY) Committee on Latin America

SOA Watch

St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America

Students for a Democratic Society


US Labor Education in the Americas Project (USLEAP)

US-El Salvador Sister Cities

Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice

Witness for Peace

Ya Ya Network