An International Peace Movement Building

By David Swanson

On Saturday, December 10, in London, England, leaders of the peace movement against the Iraq war from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Iraq will meet to strategize. There is hope that the tide has already turned against the occupation, and that a coordinated international effort will be able to mobilize sufficient public pressure to bring the war to a complete end.

If you can make it to London, sign up here: http://www.stopwar.org.uk

If you can’t make it, I think I have an easy second-best course of action for you. One of the speakers at the opening session in London will be Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and at the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Phyllis has just published a book called “Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the U.N. Defy U.S. Power.”

You can buy it here: http://www.interlinkbooks.com/BooksC/challeng_empire.html

This book provides a history of the movement against the current war thus far and a blue print for building an international movement, not just to end this war, but to prevent the next one and to right the economic injustices that plague our globe as well.

“Challenging Empire” is very much a glass-half-full book. While acknowledging that the Iraq War was begun and has not yet been ended

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