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Voices from the RNC protest organizing conference

Listen to some of the key speeches
by staff |
February 12, 2008
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Group of people with fists in the air.
Group photo of main speakers at Organizing Conference to plan RNC anti-war protest, including representatives of United for Peace and Justice, International ANSWER, the Troops our Now Coalition, Latinos Against the War, and the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War. (Fight Back News!/Staff)
Anh Pham, Carlos Montes, John Beacham, Leslie Cagan, Sara Flounders
Anh Pham from the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War introduces Carlos Montes of Latinos Against the War, John Beacham of ANSWER, Leslie Cagan of United for Peace and Justice, and Sara Flounders of Troops Out Now Coalition.

Minneapolis, MN - Activists from around the country gathered here Feb. 9-10 for an organizing conference to plan the anti-war protests at the Republican National Convention.

The conference brought together more than 60 organizations and included the major centers of the anti-war movement, including United for Peace and Justice, International ANSWER and the Troops Out Now Coalition. Also present was Carlos Montes of Latinos Against the War.

The event was organized by the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War.

Podcasts available

Click on the names below for the mp3 of that person's speech, or right-click on a name and select 'save as' to save the mp3 on your computer.

Jess Sundin speaking for the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War. Sundin is a founding member of the Twin Cites based Anti-War Committee. She has participated in or coordinated solidarity trips to Iraq, El Salvador and Colombia.
     
Leslie Cagan coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, an anti-war coalition with more than 1400 member groups.

Sara Flounders representing the Troops Out Now Coalition. She is also co-director of the International Action Center.

John Beacham representing International ANSWER, a coalition of hundreds of organizations with organizing centers in scores of cites and towns across the country.

Angel Buechner a leader of the Welfare Rights Committee.

Carlos Montes of Latinos Against the War.

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