DISARM: Dismantle the War Economy committee sponsored or co-sponsored five workshops at the USSF and we were generally pleased with the results. In addition, Linda Richards of the DISARM team managed to present a statement on behalf of WILPF to the final plenary, calling for more emphasis on demilitarization in any future Social Forum. Other goals of the forum – economic justice, human rights, universal health care, etc. – cannot be realized while more than half of our tax dollars are going to feed the war machine.
Tom Hayden, a founder of SDS, tried for conspiracy as part of the Chicago 7, California state legislator for many years, came back to Chicago last weekend (June 22) to share his thoughts with the General Assembly of the major anti-war coalition of the United States. He told the 200 or so delegates at the UFPJ (United for Peace and Justice) meeting that the key challenge for the 1400 member organizations is to find a way to move from
"protest to resistance".