This presentation will combine the work of several interests concerned with the social, cultural, economic, and environmental impacts of US Militarism. The work of the New South Network of War Resisters chronicles the expansion of the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) across the Southeast U.S, depicting the scope of the MIC’s social, economic, racial and cultural injustices & accommodations thrust upon Southern communities in the name of War and National Sacrifice. The combined interests of the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Lawyers’ Guild, and Iraq Veterans Against War synthesizes the legacy of U.S. militarism abroad and particularly highlights how communities most affected by the intentional bombing, chemical warfare, and attacks by the U.S. military are seeking to hold the US government accountable for egregious human rights violations. This panel explores how U.S. based allies have been engaged to re-ignite outrage over the preemptive military destruction of communities and countries, highlighting organizing tactics, transnational solidarity work and international human rights principles that have shaped these struggles.
Maggie Martin, Organizing Director, Iraq Veterans Against the War
Clare Hanrahan, Organizer, New South Network of War Resisters
Coleman Smith, Organizer, New South Network of War Resisters