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Foreign Policy (Peace) Conference Houston Left & Libertarian

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  1. glynch

    glynch Contributing Member

    Dec 1, 2000
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    Here is a cool conference this Saturday of the type too seldom held in Houston Texas.
    I will be attending. Liberals, libertarians and even a few Republicans will be attending.

    Peace or Wars Without End? US Foreign Policy: A Conference to Explore Our Choices

    Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:30am - 5:45pm
    Blowback and US foreign policy have put America and the world in jeopardy.

    The Houston Peace & Justice Center has called together a left-right convergence of progressive Democrats, Greens, Libertarians, Republicans and others who have created a conference on foreign policy, "Peace, or Wars without End - a Conference to Explore Our Choices".

    It will be held at Texas Southern University in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Building in conjunction with TSU's Thurgood Marshall School of Law and the TSU Civil Rights Law Society.

    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson -a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson has criticized many aspects of the Iraq War, including his own preparation of Powell's presentation to the UN. He appears as a frequent Republican commentator on The Ed Show with Ed Schultz on MSNBC commenting about the problems with Republican Party. Also see his interview "Who Makes US Foreign Policy?"

    Dr. Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at UT Austin, activist, and speaker. ...He contributes to local organizing in Austin, TX, through his work with the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, which offers educational resources and organizes community events about U.S. policy around the world; and 5604 Manor,

    Ann Wright is a former United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, who was one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. She has written many articles in the Huffington Post and elsewhere about US misuse of our military as well as of domestic issues. She will be joining us by teleconference.

    Marilyn White - Human rights activist who has worked for peace and justice in Latin America with School of the Americas Watch, Witness for Peace, CodePink and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

    Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute, served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 to 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.

    Mustafaa Carroll, Executive Director of CAIR-Houston (Council on American-Islamic Relations), who has been on the Board of a number of non-profit organizations and has been a long time activist for civil rights

    Kindaka Jahmal Sanders, Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and a graduate of the Harvard Law School

    Elio Cequea, Venezuelan author - born in Venezuela, has lived in Houston since 1990. He has been writing about Venezuela, the US government and the mainstream media since 2002 both in English and in Spanish, and has been published both here and abroad

    Register now for the conference

    Discount pre-registration is $30, by April 19. Late registration (after that date) is $40. Students may register for free. Others of limited income may pay what they wish, but everyone should pre-register so we can order enough food for everyone for lunch. Please register at this conference registration link

    hjpc.org to register
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