Chicago, Sept. 28 & 29: Protest and Conference to Stop U.S. Drone Warfare

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Join Medea Benjamin, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans For Peace, US Palestinian Community Network, the Syrian American Forum, ANSWER Coalition – Chicago, MN Antiwar Committee, Women Against Military Madness, & Anti-War Committee – Chicago, for a

Regional Anti-War Protest
Sat., Sep. 28
3:00 p.m.
Millennium Park
(Northwest Corner of Columbus & Monroe)

Preparations for war are still moving ahead, despite the diplomatic turn that was caused by overwhelming opposition from the U.S. public and the international community. We are holding a regional anti-war protest in Chicago to tell the politicians:

No U.S. War on Syria!

AND

Conference: Building the movement against war & drones
Sun., Sep. 29
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams

No Killer Drone for Boeing
No New Wars on Syria and Iran
Money for Jobs, Healthcare, and Education, Not for War

End Drone Warfare Abroad & Drone Spying at Home

To register:
http://midwestactionagainstdrones.wordpress.com/

Milwaukee, Oct. 7: El Salvador: In the Fight for Sovereignty & Social Justice

7 pm
UW-Milwaukee Curtin Hall – 3243 N Downer Ave.
Free, open to the public

The speakers:

Esmeralda Villalta has been working with The Association for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES), a grassroots organization made up of over 300 rural communities for the past 13 years. Esmeralda is the coordinator of the Cripdes regional team in the department of San Vicente and a member of the CRIPDES national board whose work has focused on training community leaders, natural disaster preparedness and women’s and youth organizing.

Alexandra Early and Estela Garcia  are the translators of the tour and coordinators for the Sister Cities network, which links 17 cities across the U.S. with organized communities in El Salvador as part of a movement of solidarity.

The issues:

The environmental and religious movement trying to save El Salvador’s people and fragile ecosystem, corporate irresponsibility by a Milwaukee gold mining company that has ruined the environment, fair trade vs. the CAFTA right for foreign investors to sue governments,
solidarity between Wisconsinites and Salvadorans against predatory mining corporations,
and more.

For info: Steve Watrous, 414-429-7567, Babette Grunow, 414-447-8369
Sponsor: Midwest Coalition Against Lethal Mining [MCALM]