DC Teach-In This Saturday

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Thu Apr 11 12:00:50 PDT 2002


When: Saturday, April 13, 12:30pm - 5:00pm Where: UDC, Van Ness Campus, Building 38, Student Lounge, 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW

* Do you want to know more about how the IMF and the World Bank exploit people around the world and keep them trapped in poverty? And how does all of this affect you, here, in Washington, D.C. - a city where we don't even have representation in Congress? * Had enough of Bush's policies that attack the poor and roll back civil liberties? Are you worried that the U.S. is perpetuating dangerous policies in the Middle East? * Wondering how bombing women and children in Afghanistan is going to stop terrorism? What about the escalating situation in Colombia? What is the Bush Administration trying to do there? * Why are thousands of people coming to DC April 20th - 22nd to protest?

12:30pm - 1:30pm OPENING SESSION The April 19-22 Mobilizations in DC: Why Are We Protesting? Speakers: Rob Weissman - The Mobilization For Global Justice, Maria Ramos - A20 Mobilization, Gail Talyor - Columbia Mobilization and Rami Elamine - Committee In Solidarity With The Palestininian People

1:45pm - 3:15pm WORKSHOPS 1) The IMF and World Bank: Fighting Corporate Globalization in DC and Abroad Speakers: Njoki Njehu, 50 Years Is Enough, Vanessa Dixon - DC Health Care Coalition and Obert Chulu 2) Bush's War in Afghanistan and the "War on Terrorism" Speakers: John Steinbach - DC Coalition To Stop The War Against Iraq, and Dawn Corbett and Bruce Cooley - DC Anti-War Network (DAWN) 3) Defending Civil Liberties Speakers: Yaser Bushnaq - Solidarity USA and others TBA 4) The "War on Drugs" in Columbia and in the US Speakers: Orlando Herran - Colombian Trade Unionist and Melissa Moore - Critical Resistance 5) Crisis and Resistance in Palestine Speakers: Dina Shehata - Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now (SUSTAIN) and Deborah Hyams - Jews for Justice in Palestine and Israel (JPPI)

3:30pm - 5:00pm FINAL PLENARY What Are We Fighting For? Speakers: Roxanne Lawson - Black Voices for Peace, Orlando Herran - Columbian Trade Unionist, Deepak Bhargava - National Coalition For Jobs And Income Support, Sherry Wolf- International Socialist Organization, War Cry - NYC Anti Capitalist Convergence and Steve Donkin - DC Mayoral Candidate for the DC Statehood Green Party

Sponsored by the Mobilization for Global Justice and endorsed by the DC Anti-War Network

www.globalizethis.org, www.unitedwemarch.org, www.colombiamobilization.org

The Mobilization for Global Justice is a Washington, DC based organization of groups and individuals focused on the growing problem of corporate globalization in today's world. It sponsors educational events, rallies and demonstrations that serve to highlight the harmful neo-liberal economic policies carried out by unaccountable, undemocratic international financial institutions. Visit our web site at <www.globalizethis.org>.

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