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The "Building a New World" Conference is right around the corner!

Dear Friends,
May 22nd through 25th leaders from many walks of life who are engaged in the fight for justice will be converging to Radford University to discuss radical solutions to the crisis facing our nation and world.

I will be speaking about my post hurricane Katrina relief work and opportunities for veteran training programs in Bio Diesel production and green construction on the Gulf Coast.

Please join us on May 22-25, 2008 in Radford, Virginia.

Gordon Soderberg's Bio:
Founding member of New Orleans Voices For Peace (http://www.neworleansvfp.ning.com), Since Sept of 2005 he has been documenting peace activism and hurricane relief work in New Orleans. Creator of IVAW actions (http://ivawactions.ning.com) a website to allow Veterans and activists to document actions by IVAW members in New Orleans and around the world. He is also a partner in Bio Liberty (http://www.bioliberty.net) a Bio Diesel powered green construction company and veteran training program located in Slidell, Louisiana.

Gordon Soderberg at Clean Cities Conference New Orleans Photo BY: Eileen Beall.

Video of Gordon's Presentation at the Clean Cities Conference New Orleans:
http://www.bioliberty.net/video/video/show?id=1022022:Video:3908

More 411 about the Conference....

http://www.wpaconference.org/


In 2008 many of us understand that our nation and our planet are in a state of crisis. The deep longing for positive, lasting change is the bedrock upon which this conference is based. How do we fix our country and our world? And how can we form one mass movement to address the crisis?

At Radford University in Radford, Virginia, thousands of activists, academics, journalists, poets, musicians and policy-makers will converge at the 2008 "Building a New World" Conference. If you want to participate in building a new world, sign up now. Hotel and dorm rooms are limited.

Speakers include: Anti-war leader Cindy Sheehan, journalist William Blum, peace activist Kathy Kelly, economist Mike Whitney, USSF organizer and poet Alice Lovelace, historian Michael Parenti, impeachment and anti-war leader David Swanson, professor Robert Jensen, senate candidate Kevin Zeese, SOA Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois, IVAW and "Winter Soldier" co-leader Adam Kokesh,Iranian blogger Kianoosh Sanjari, economist and financial consultant Michael Hudson, radio broadcaster Meria Heller, Project Censored director and professorPeter Phillips, "After Capitalism" author and professor David Schweickart, Tony Award-winning "Rescue Me" star Daniel Sunjata, Middle East Studies DirectorJennifer Lowenstein and many more leaders and luminaries will join thousands of people from across the country for a conference that will lay down the foundations for building a new world now.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR RESPECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS AND LIST SERVES. _________________________________________

Major Session Topics Include:

- End of Empire
- Iraq Vets Speak Out Against War, Torture, Genocide
- Climate Change and Water Crisis
- Taking Back th e Media
- Right to Health Care
- Civil Liberties / Constitutional Rights
- Domestic Violence
- Secession and Sustainability
- Facing Fundamentalism
- Undoing Racism
- The Fight for Economic Democracy
- Immigrant Rights
- Palestine
- Indigenous People Speak Out
- Cooperatives and Localization
- Economic Exploitation
- Venezuela: Bolivarian Revolution
- Animal Rights
- Academic Freedom
- Homelessness and Survival in Economic Depression
- Monetary Policy
- Civilian Democratic Earth Federation
- Victims of Oppression Speak Out
- Electoral Fraud and Reform

Nationally Renowned Speaker Lineup Includes

Cindy Sheehan (Writer and activist; anti-war leader known as the "Peace Mom")

William Blum (Blogger of "The Anti-Empire Report"; author of "Rogue State" and "Killing Hope")

Michael Parenti (Historian and author of 20 books, including "Democracy for the Few," "The Culture Struggle," "SuperPatriotism," "The Terrorism Trap," and "Against Empire")

Ramzy Baroud (Author of "The Second Palestinian Intifada" and editor, Palestine Chronicle)

Kathy Kelly (Co-ordinator of Voices in the Wilderness & Voices for Creative Non-violence; author of "Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison")

David Swanson (Creator of ImpeachCheney.org, Washington Director of Democrats.com, Co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition, Board member of Progressive Democrats of America, Backbone Campaign and Voters for Peace. Former Press Secretaray for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign)

Mike Whitney (economist and freelance writer)

Adam Kokesh (Leader of Iraq Veterans Against War and Co-organizer, "Winter Soldier")

Alice Lovelace (Poet, playwright, essayist, author of "Remembering my Birth: This is for Family; The Kitchen Survival Almanac;" Editor of CRUS: a conversation in words and images South Africa to South USA; Chief organizer of the 2007 US Social Forum)

Kianoosh Sanjari (Iranian blogger and political activist)

Father Roy Bourgeois (Founder/Director, SOA Waatch)

Kevin Zeese (Green candidate for Maryland's US Senate seate, 2006)

Sunsara Taylor (Writer, Revolution Newspaper; Advisory Board, The World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime!)

Michael Hudson (Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City; author of "Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire" and "The Myth of Aid"; President of the Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET))

Daniel Sunjata (Toni Award-nominated actor and star in FOX's hit TV show "Rescue Me"; outspoken activist and public advocate)

Fareed Bitar ("The Fatoosh Ensemble of Eclectic, Activist and Spiritual Music, with Fareed Bitar (Palestinian-American), Miriam Stanley (Jewish-American), Diana Gitesha Hernandez (Puerto Rican Jazz-Spiritualist) and Brant Lyon (Anglo-American Protestant)

Reggie Cervantes (WTC Survivo Rescue Worker; nurse in Michael Moore's "Sicko")

David Schweickart (Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University and author of "After Capitalism" and "Against Capitalism")

Peter Phillips (Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and Director of Project Censored; editor of 12 Project Censored Yearbooks and co-editor of "Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney")

Freeman Wicklund (Founder, Mercy for Animals)

Meria Heller (Producer/Host of the Meria Show, entering its ninth year on the Net)

Ravi Batra (Professor of Economics, Southern Methodsit University, author of more tehan 20 books, including "The Crash of the Millenium: Surviving the Coming inflationary Depression," "The Myth of Free Trade" and "Greenspan's Fraud")

Gareth Porter (journalist for IPS; Huffington Post blogger; author of "Perils of Dominance")

Erin Williams (US Humane Society and author of Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection")

Robert Jensen (Professor, University of Texas at Austin; author of "Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim our Humanity" and "The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege")

Dahlia Wasfi (Iraqi American M.D. and anti-war activist)

David Rubinson (Political activist and co-founder, Stop-LossCongress.org, Music and film producer: produced music for "Apocalypse Now"; produced the film "Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness")

Ian MacPherson (Professor and Director, British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies, University of Victoria, BC)

Adam Engel (Poet and web author)

Olivia Burlingame Goumbri (of the Venezuela Information Office, Washington, D.C.)

Michael Richards (Founder of Sustainable Economic Development (SEED); author of "Sustainable Operating Systems/The Post Petrol Paradigm")

William Douglas (Columnist and author of "The Amateur Parent - A Book on Life, Death, War and Peace")

Cathy Garger (Freelance writer, anti-war activist, and anti-Depleted Uranium activist)

Gordon Soderberg (Founding member of New Orleans Voices for Peace)

Bruce Gagnon (Co-founder and Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space)

Gary Corseri (Poet, teacher, dramatist, novelist, editor, journalist, activist)

Susan Thomas (Professor political science and Women's Studies, Hollins University; animal rights activist)

J.W. Smith (Director, Institute for Economic Democracy; author of "Economic Democracy: The Political Struggle of the Twenty-first Century" and "Money: A Mirror Image of the Economy")

Keith McHenry (Co-founder of Food Not bombs and coordinator of the national food relief effort for survivors of Katrina)

Sara Thomsen (Singer-songwriter, activist, composer of "Is it for Freedom")

George Wallace (Activist, poet; editor, www.poetry.com; essayist, "John Reed and the Poetry of Protest and Praise")

William Woodward (Professor of psychology; Quaker peace activist, Co-editor of "B.F. Sinner and behaviorism in American Culture")

Timothy Gatto (Former Chairman, Liberal Party of America, Progresive writer, Activist, US Army (Ret.)

Jennifer Lowenstein (Professor and Associate Director, Middle East Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Stephen Zarlenga (Director, American Monetary Institute)


We face critical times that demand critical action.

This is about forming one mass movement to change our country and our world.
Please do not miss this conference.
Registration is $110.00

Dorm rooms from $26.00 - $36.00

Optional buffet meal tickets are $23.00 per day.

Find out more and register now at www.wpaconference.org.

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