U.S. foreign base closure conference scheduled

Credit:  Popular Resistance

By Leah Bolger, Chair, Corvallis, Oregon Branch

The newly formed Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases will be holding a conference January 12-14,  2018 at Baltimore University.  Topics will include the history of U.S. foreign military bases and the role they play in current foreign policy, the environmental and health effects of bases, and a discussion of the current status of foreign bases broken down by geographic areas.

The Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases is a group of 13 organizations that believe that U.S. foreign military bases are the principal instruments of imperial global domination and environmental damage through wars of aggression and occupation, and that the closure of U.S. foreign military bases is one of the first necessary steps toward a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Member organizations include: Alliance for Global Justice, Black Alliance for Peace, Code Pink, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, International Action Center, MLK Justice Coalition, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Popular Resistance, United National Antiwar Coalition, U.S. Peace Council, Veterans For Peace, World Beyond War, and WILPF.

Registration for the conference is now open. The regular registration fee is $50 and includes two lunches. A low income/student rate of $25 is also available. 


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