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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Direct Action Strategy Session - Sat Mar 15


Analysis and Strategy Session on Direct Action to Stop the War Machine

Saturday, March 15th
3:00 to 7:00 PM

Bakers Lounge, University Centre, Carleton University

In Italy, the railway tracks from US bases are being blocked; in Ireland,
peace activists disabled war planes on a US base; in the UK railway workers
are refusing to transport military goods; in the US people are preparing to
shut down the city of San Francisco on the day the invasion begins.

And Ottawa?

Discussions, input and working groups to deepen analysis, refine strategies,
identify targets, and design effective action.

* Steve Staples, Polaris Institute
* other resource people to be confirmed

And bring your own research and analysis.

Draft Programme

3:00 - 3:30 The big picture

Discussion: The war on Iraq, what is it about?

3:30 - 4:00 Canadian integration into the US war machine

Discussion: direct and indirect Canadian support for invasion

4:00 to 4:45 Working Groups on Disruption

[form groups according to prior discussion, interest, resources in the room]

Possible Group 1
	Blocking direct military support for war on Iraq - some possible targets
	Steve Staples

Possible Group 2
	Supporting our soldiers - to stay at home

Possible Group 3
	Bush assets in Canada

5:00 - 5:30 Report Backs

5:30 - 6:00 Action ideas

Brainstorming: effective action ideas

6:00 - 6:30 Action Plan

Committee for Peace in Iraq
tel 523 1077

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