To Keep Refugees Home, Stop Bombing Their Countries

Host/Sponsor: 
World Can't Wait
Room: 
Timeslot: 
Abstract: 
In year three of the largest world refugee crisis since WW II, The Trump/Pence regime has targeted refugees as a dangerous immigrant grouping. As was said by the presidential candidate himself: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Stepping back to the previous administrations, Bush launched an illegitimate, unjust, immoral "war on terror" to last generations. Obama expanded the targeted countries beyond Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq to Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan. What are the connections between U.S. wars of aggression and mass migrations from war?
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Debra
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Sweet
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Director, World Can't Wait
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Ed
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Kinane
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Anti-Militarist Activist
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Ed worked with Peace Brigades International in El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti and Sri Lanka. A former SOA Watch prisoner of conscience, since 2010 he’s been active with the grassroots campaign, Upstate Drone Action, which uses direct action to expose the Reaper drone war crimes of Hancock AFB, home of the 174th Attack Wing. Ed’s sensitivity to aerial terrorism derives from surviving “shock and awe” when he was with Voices in the Wilderness in Baghdad in 2003. Reach him at edkinane340@gmail.com.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Sallie
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Latch
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Artist, volunteer with refugees in Greece
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Sallie Latch is an activist, artist, world traveler and now a writer. Her activism began 60 year ago. Most recently she spent 8 months on Samos Island, Greece interviewing and recording the life and death struggles of survival, despair, solidarity and hope experienced by immigrants, refugees, Greek nationals and international volunteers. She is writing a book based on these interviews. Sallie is determined that their voices be heard. She can be contacted at slatch101@gmail.com.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Stephanie
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Rugoff
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
World Can't Wait
 

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