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Major Iraq War Teach-In at UC Berkeley September 19

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University of California, Berkeley
MCC-Heller Lounge- MLK Student Union (Lower Sproul Plaza, Bancroft and Telegraph)

Organized by:

Historians against the War
War Times
Critical Response and Intervention for a Sustainable Ethnic Studies (CRISES), UC Berkeley
Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC), UC Berkeley
Cross-Cultural Student Development, UCB
Other UCB organizations tba.

Part of the "1968: The Great Rehearsal" Series of Events www.greatrehearsal.org


9–9:30 AM:  Welcome and Introductions by sponsors

9:30–10:  Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers: Secrets and Lies in the Vietnam War and the Iraq War

10–11 AM: Panel on Torture, Aggressive War & Presidential Power: The Constitutional Crisis
Anne Weills, lawyer
Dennis Cunningham, lawyer
Tom Reifer, University of San Diego
Moderator: Daphne Taylor-García, Ethnic Studies, UCB; UCSB

11AM–noon:  U.S. interventionism
Sami Kitmitto, Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Paco Ignacio Taibo III, activist, writer:  Mexico 1968 and After
Andrej Grubacic, Global Commons: "Humanitarian Intervention" in the Balkans
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Historians against the War
Moderator and Commentator: Ramon Grosfoguel, Professor, Ethnic Studies, UCB

Noon–1:30 PM: Brown Bag session:  Film clips and discussion with Paul Cronin, whose work-in-progress "A Time to Stir" documents the Columbia student revolts of '68.
Moderator: UCB tba

1:30–2:00 PM:  Tom Hayden, Port Huron statement, SDS, anti-Vietnam War.

2:00–3:00 PM:  Panel on Vietnam War to Iraq War
Tom Hayden
Carlos Muñoz, Vietnam era veteran, Veterans for Peace, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UCB
Antonia Juhasz, author: The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time and The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It
Iraq Vet: tba
Brian Willson, Vietnam vet, Veterans for Peace
Moderator: Roberto Hernández, Ethnic Studies, UCB

3:00–4:30PM:  Panel on stopping US wars of aggression
INCITE speaker/Andrea Smith (invited)
Roberto Hernandez, UCB Student Activist:
Medea Benjamin, Code Pink
Immanuel Wallerstein
Moderator:  Carole Travis

4:30–5PM:  Questions, discussions
Moderator:  UCB tba

5–6:30 PM: Film clips and discussion with Sam Green, whose film "The Weather Underground" was nominated for an academy award in 2004, and Paul Cronin.
Moderator: UCB tba

7PM: a joint event sponsored by the teach-in and the Townsend Center anchored by Dalida Maria Benfield, Ethnic Studies, UCB


Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Historians against the War, rdunbaro@pacbell.net
Max Elbaum, WarTimes, maxie@igc.org
Roberto Hernández, Ethnic Studies, UCB, tochtli@berkeley.edu
Daphne Taylor-García, Ethnic Studies, UCB; UCSB, dtgarcia@berkeley.edu
Dalida María Benfield, Ethnic Studies, UCB, dalidamariabenfield@berkeley.edu
Tom Reifer, University of San Diego Associate Fellow of the Transnational Institute, Consolecb@aol.com
Carole Travis, community organizer, travisce@aol.com
Steve Tappis, Sixties activist in Chicago, tappis@yahoo.com
Rick Ayers, educator, UCB graduate student, rick-ayers@earthlink.net


Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Historians against the War, rdunbaro@pacbell.net


Roberto Hernández, Ethnic Studies, UCB, tochtli@berkeley.edu


Max Elbaum, War Times, maxie@igc.org