Tucson: Rebuilding the peace movement

February 13 2010 14:00 - February 13 2010 16:00

Presentation and discussion with Judith LeBlanc, National Field Organizer of
Peace Action and two term National Co-Chair of United for Peace and Justice.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m

While the U.S. war on Iraq seems to be ending, the Obama administration is expanding the war in Afghanistan and increasing intervention in Pakistan, Colombia, Yemen and elsewhere. LeBlanc will discuss the strategy and need to continue building a strong, active and broad-based peace movement.

At Salt of the Earth Labor College, 1902 E. Irene Vista, Tucson, AZ 85713

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Salt of the Earth

Film and discussion

Saturday, March 6, 2 p.m

Shot on location in 1953 by blacklisted filmmakers, this movie portrays the Empire Zinc strike led by Chicano miners in New Mexico that turned into a celebrated historic struggle for Mexican American and women's equality. Discussion will be led by veterans of the strike and the film.


Afghanistan, the Middle East and U.S. imperialism

Presentation and discussion with Joe Bernick, longtime peace activist

Saturday, March 20, 2 p.m

The war in Afghanistan promises to escalate this Summer. This class will take a look at the country and its history, and some analysis of the reasons U.S. imperialism is pursuing a war against an impoverished people. How does this policy fit into U.S. strategy in the region, and how should the U.S. peace movement respond?


NAFTA: its impact on U.S. and Mexican workers

Presentation and discussion with Armando Ramirez, retired autoworker and UAW activist

Saturday, April 3 , 2 p.m

Brother Ramirez will talk about his experiences fighting the NAFTA treaty as a union leader in Detroit, and his subsequent solidarity work meeting with U.S. and Mexican workers along the border. Discussion of the ongoing struggle to reverse NAFTA's continuing role in destroying American manufacturing.



Harlan County USA

Film and discussion

Saturday, April 17, 2 p.m

Barbara Kopple's Academy Award winning documentary of a grueling strike by Kentucky coal miners. It captured the miners' sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack with legendary country and bluegrass artists the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.


At Salt of the Earth Labor College, 1902 E. Irene Vista, Tucson, AZ 85713

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