For Peace is holding its 2012 National Convention in
theme of this 27th annual convention is "berating the
Bolger, the president of the anti-war organization said the American public has
been “brainwashed” to hate
region in the world these days," said Veterans For Peace President Leah Bolger,
"is as much on the forward march toward liberation. We are in the third century
of the struggle to abolish the Monroe Doctrine. Advances (
The following is a list of speakers at the convention:
Alice Walker: Pulitzer prize winning novelist and poet, teacher, and activist.
Phil Donahue: Media personality, writer, and film producer.
Mr. Donahue will present the film “Body of War,” which he produced, Wednesday, August 8th.
Father Roy Bourgeois: Activist and priest, founder of the human rights organization “School of the Americas Watch.” Father Bourgeois will be a keynote speaker at the banquet Saturday, August 11th.
Marleine Bastien: Haitian-American activist and Congressional candidate, Executive Director of “Haitian Women of America.”
Ann Wright: Retired Army colonel and former diplomat, author and activist. Ms Wright will co-facilitate a workshop about drones with Medea Benjamin.
Medea Benjamin: Activist and author, founder of anti-war organization “Code Pink,” and fair trade advocacy group “Global Exchange.”
Leah Bolger: Retired Navy commander and activist, President of Veterans For Peace.
David Swanson: Author, activist, and radio host. Mr. Swanson will co-facilitate a workshop entitled, Misleading America: U. S. Military Expansion Since the End of the Cold War.
Mike Reid: Executive Director of Veterans For Peace.
Caplan: PH.D., Fellow, Women
and Public Policy Program,
Camilo Mejia: First veteran from
Bruce Gagnon: Executive Director of Global Network, deeply involved in JeJu Island Action. Mr. Gagnon will co-facilitate the workshop entitled, Obama’s Pivot Toward Asia-Pacific: Dangerous, Destabilizing and Costly.
Dennis Trainor, Jr.: Producer of film, American Autumn: An Occudoc.
Lindsay Poland: Research and advocacy director of Fellowship of
Reconciliation and founder of