As part of the Counter Summit for Peace and Economic Justice, the Network for A NATO-Free Future presents "Campaigning for Peace and Justice," featuring the following speakers:
Suraia Sahar is a founding member of Afghans for Peace (AFP), an alliance of Afghans from various ethnic, religious, socio-economic, cultural, and political backgrounds with a united vision for a democratic, all-inclusive, just, and peaceful Afghanistan. AFP includes students, professionals, community leaders, and activists, with chapters based in Afghanistan, the U.S., and Canada. Based in Toronto, Suraia has spoken at antiwar events across North America.
Tom Hayden has a 50-year career as a peace and justice activist, politician, and author. He has been a leading voice for ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and reforming politics through a more participatory democracy. As founder and director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, CA, he currently writes for The Nation, organizes, travels, and speaks. He recently drafted and lobbied successfully for Los Angeles and San Francisco ordinances to end all taxpayer subsidies for sweatshops. He has taught recently at Scripps and Claremont Colleges, Occidental College, and the Harvard Institute of Politics. He is the author or editor of 19 books and hundreds of articles for publications, from the Los Angeles Times to the Boston Globe to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
This program is facilitated by Cindy Wiesner (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance) and Joseph Gerson (American Friends Service Committee.)
The American Friends Service Committee is part of the Network for A NATO-Free Future.