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Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University • 41 Temple Street - Park Street T • Donahue Bldg. and C. Walsh Theatre • Boston

NOTE: location details below

Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations

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Conference Schedule    Conference Workshops    Post-Conference Rally

Noam Chomsky

Keynote speaker 
Noam Chomsky

The Arab Spring: 
Significance and Prospects

The Conference

Fall 2011 marks ten years since 9/11, the War on Terror, the Afghanistan War, and the founding of UJP. The US/NATO bombing of Libya is the latest in the series of wars. Domestically, greed is rampant and serious problems are getting worse. Few peace and justice activists can remember a more troubling time.

How did we get here and how can we change things?

What can we learn from the historic events in Egypt, where the people triumphed against huge odds, and the workers of Wisconsin?

How can the peace movement continue its work to end the wars and cut the military budget while also building cooperation with the economic and racial justice movements? 

We want a peaceful foreign policy based on democracy to focus on the pressing economic and human problems that must be solved.

Featuring Presentations by:

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Report from Afghanistan and Iraq

Ann Wright

Ann Wright

former U.S. Army Colonel

Citizen Activism Through Flotillas

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson

National Coordinator, United for Peace and Justice

Connecting to the War at Home

Enid Eckstein

Enid Eckstein

Vice President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East 

Labor, the Right Wing Attacks, the Wars, and Building Unity


Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins

Executive Director, New Hampshire Peace Action; Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace

The crisis and youth today

Max Elbaum

Max Elbaum

War Times/Tiempo de Guerras

Working for Peace In an Empire in Decline


Patrica Montes

Patricia Montes

Executive Director, Centro Presente

How the wars affect immigrant rights at home


Najib E Saliba

Najib E Saliba

professor of history, Worcester State University

The Current Situation in Syria


Registration Fee: $15, includes morning coffee and pastry.   Free for Suffolk University students and faculty with ID.  No one turned away. Map to conference site 

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Lunch: $10 - pizza, salad and drink, served in Donahue Building cafeteria.

Directions: Take the T to Park Street or Government Center. See map at right.
Suffolk University, Donahue Building, 41 Temple St.
Do not confuse Temple Street with Temple Place.

Registration opens at 9am at the Donahue Building, 41 Temple St.  Sessions will be held in Donahue and in the C. Walsh Theatre next door.

Volunteer:  There are many tasks, from putting up signs to helping with registration for which volunteer assistance would be appreciated.  Please let us know if you can set aside some time to help by sending an email to 

About UJP

Born on the very evening of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers, UJP called for a peaceful response to the crisis and played a leading role in opposing the initial attack on Afghanistan and the drive toward war in Iraq. Dozens of peace and justice organizations and local community groups soon affiliated with UJP, which is now the largest peace and justice coalition in Eastern Massachusetts.

Bring Troops & War $$$ HomeUJP sponsored educational programs, vigils, Congressional lobbying, buses to national protests and organized many demonstrations including the largest on Boston Common in a generation in an effort to stop the Iraq War. We learned about the importance of both grassroots and national organizing; the essential link of the wars abroad to the war at home against workers, people of color, and immigrants; the reality of multiple approaches to work and strategy and the need to seek common ground while reserving differences.

Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace and the Suffolk University Department of Government

Information: • 617-383-4857

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