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  January 12, 2018

Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases

Livestream U.S. Foreign Policy and the Strategic Role of Foreign Military Bases
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Keynote Speakers:

Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Green Party candidate for vice president of the United States; President of Black Alliance for Peace

Ann Wright, Retired US Army Colonel, and former US diplomat; Leading member of Veterans For Peace and CODEPINK

David Vine, Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC, and author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Overseas Harm America and the World.

Plenary Speakers:

Bahman Azad, Member of Executive Board and Organizational Secretary of the U.S. Peace Council; Co-Coordinator, Hands Off Syria Coalition

Maurice Carney, Executive Director of Friends of the Congo

Marie Cruz Soto, New York Solidarity with Vieques

Pat Elder, Member of the coordinating committee of World Beyond War; Director of National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy

Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson of BAYAN USA

Sara Flounders, Co-director of the International Action Center and a Coordinator of United National Antiwar Coalition

Netfa Freeman, Organizer in Pan African Community Action (PACA),

Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

Will Griffin, Member of the Board of Directors of Veterans For Peace

Matthew Hoh, Member of the advisory boards of Expose Facts, Veterans For Peace and World Beyond War

Patricia Hynes, Retired environmental engineer and Professor of Environmental Health

James Patrick Jordan, National Co-Coordinator for Alliance for Global Justice, responsible for its Labor, Ecology, and Colombia projects

Berta Joubert-Ceci, Member Americas Steering Committee, Women's International Democratic Federation

Margaret Kimberly, Editor and Senior Columnist at Black Agenda Report (BAR)

Cheryl LaBash, Co-chair of the National Network on Cuba

Hyun Lee, Member of Steering Committee of the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific

Joe Lombardo, Co-coordinator of United National Antiwar Coalition

Henry Lowendorf, Member of the Executive Board of U.S. Peace Council

Alfred L. Marder, President of the U.S. Peace Council

Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst and founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

Nancy Price, Member of the Earth Democracy Committee of Women's International League for peace and Freedom - U.S. Section; Member of the Alliance for Democracy

Ana Rebrii, Student and Activist in Odessa Solidarity Campaign

David Swanson, Director, World Beyond War; Campaign Coordinator for

Phil Wilayto, Writer, speaker and organizer based in Richmond, Virginia; Editor of Virginia Defender; Coordinator of Odessa Solidarity Campaign

International Speakers:

Rabindra Adhikari, National Coordinator of Nepal Peace and Solidarity Council

Miguel Figueroa, President of Canadian Peace Congress

John Lannon, University of Limerick. Member of the National Executive of PANA (Peace and Neutrality Alliance); Founding Member of Shannonwatch, Ireland

Elsa Rassbach, Member of the Coordination Committee, Stop Air Base Ramstein; Member of the National Council, Attac, Germany

Madhawa Palihapitiya, Peace and Solidarity Organization Srilanka (PASOS)


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