Foreign Base Closure Conference This Month

Photo credit: Popular Resistance

By Leah Bolger, Chair, Corvallis, Oregon Branch

The United States has troops stationed in over 800 military bases around the world.  With the additional 19 aircraft carrier battle groups, the global domination of the world has become the nexus of U.S. foreign policy.

The Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases will be holding a conference January 12-14, 2018 at the University of Baltimore, Learning Commons Town Hall, 1415 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss the history of U.S. foreign military bases, as well as their current status.  Additionally, the conference will be the jumping off point for a coordinated campaign to close all U.S. foreign military bases.

The conference will feature many expert speakers representing several international organizations, as well as David Vine, the author of “Base Nation.”

The Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases is a group of 13 organizations — including WILPF — who believe U.S. foreign military bases are the principal instruments of imperial global domination and environmental damage through wars of aggression and occupation, and the closure of U.S. foreign military bases is one of the first necessary steps toward a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Registration is limited, so register TODAY!.  The regular registration fee is $50 and includes two lunches.  A low income/student rate of $25 is also available.

For more information, contact Leah Bolger at or 541-207-7761.


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