Kevin Gosztola on How Peace Movement Might Revive During Endless War

Kevin Gosztola spoke in Augusta on February 26, 2018. Hear his presentation and the ensuing discussion on how the peace movement might revive during endless war. This recording is 62 minutes.

Before this, Mr. Gosztola spoke about the Reality Winner Espionage Act trial.

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Kevin Gosztola on Importance of Reality Winner Case for Whistleblower and Due Process Protections

Kevin Gosztola spoke in Augusta on February 26, 2018. Hear his presentation and the ensuing discussion of the importance of the Reality Winner Espionage Act prosecution for whistleblower and due process protections. This recording is 33.5 minutes.

After this, Mr. Gosztola spoke on how the peace movement might revive during endless war.

The image above is taken from the Stand with Reality website.

Dissent During Endless War, a public presentation by Kevin Gosztola, Augusta, Feb 26

Update: Listen to a recording of the event in two parts: Reality Winner & Endless War.

Dissent During Endless War

a public presentation by Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola will address issues of the military industrial-complex under Donald Trump’s administration and the lack of antiwar resistance. He will also provide an update and introduction to the case of Reality Winner.

Monday, Feb 26, 600 Broad St, Augusta, GA, 7 PM

Kevin Gosztola is a writer and managing editor for Shadowproof. He co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Unauthorized Disclosure.” He covered Chelsea Manning’s trial extensively and co-wrote a book on early proceedings in Manning’s case called The US v. Private Manning. He published a daily column for Firedoglake called “The Dissenter” from 2011-2015, which continues at Shadowproof. He is in Augusta to report on the federal government’s prosecution of Reality Winner, whom the government accuses of violating the Espionage Act by mailing a classified document to a news outlet. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Free and open to the public. The location is the former Chamber of Commerce Building, located in the median of Broad St.

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Augusta – Screening of “13th” – Tue, Mar 14, 5:30 pm

The Central Savannah River Peace Alliance is hosting a screening of Ava DuVernay‘s documentary 13th on Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 pm, at the Headquarters Library, Room A, at 823 Telfair St in Augusta. The film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Discussion to follow.

Admission is free and open to the public. Room is wheelchair accessible. Share on Facebook and Twitter.

Peace Activists to Meet at Rick Allen’s (GA-12) Office in Augusta to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 10 am, peace activists in Augusta, Georgia are scheduled to meet with a member of Representative Rick Allen’s staff to urge Mr. Allen to oppose the Obama Administration’s decision to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia as it continues to commit war crimes in Yemen. Continue reading “Peace Activists to Meet at Rick Allen’s (GA-12) Office in Augusta to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia”

Yemen – Courageous Revolutionary Activists Should Be USA Focus, Not Terrorism

Over 70 people came to watch Sara Ishaq‘s film Karama Has No Walls and hear Jeb Boone and Medea Benjamin discuss the situation in Yemen and USA policies which impact Yemenis. Here’s a video of most of the Q&A session:

Here’s a direct link to the audio recording of most of Medea Benjamin’s talk and the entire Q&A session.

We’ve also posted some photos on the Facebook page and Flickr. The local daily paper also covered the event.

Sun Aug 11, 3 pm: The Suffering Grasses – Syria’s Revolution and Civil War

“The Suffering Grasses” Trailer from Cultures of Resistance on Vimeo.

A free, open to the public screening of the 1-hour long documentary film THE SUFFERING GRASSES: When Elephants Fight, It is the Grass that Suffers, directed by Iara Lee. Discussion to follow.

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 3:00 pm, Headquarters Library, 823 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901, 3:00 pm. Ground floor, turn to the right before going through the book detectors at the library’s entrance. Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook & Share

Over a year later, with thousands dead and counting, the ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region, and an unsavory reflection of the world at large. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced to the squalor of refugee camps. In all such conflicts, large and small, it is civilians—women and children, families and whole communities—who suffer at the leisure of those in power. While focusing on the plight of those caught in the crossfire of the hegemons, we seek to unravel the conflict by exploring the motivations of its actors—the Ba’athist regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Free Syrian Army and other geopolitical players like the United States, Israel, Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, the Gulf countries… When elephants go to war, it is the grass thatsuffers. This is a film about the elephants, but made for the grasses.

Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution

Augusta, GA native and Davidson Fine Arts High School graduate Jeb Boone (Twitter) is scheduled to talk about his experience as a freelance journalist covering Yemen’s revolution. He is joined by CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who has recently returned from a trip to Yemen where she spoke with revolutionary activists and relatives of Guantanamo detainees. The program will begin with a screening of the powerful, 27-minute documentary Karama Has No Walls (warning: violence not normally shown on US news broadcasts). This documentary shows footage from the Change Square massacre of March 18, 2011, to which Jeb was a witness, and interviews participants and relatives of a slain protester. The Yemeni revolution provides the proper context to understanding how Yemenis are responding to the United States’s targeting killing program, and Jeb will help us understand the program’s economic, political and diplomatic consequences. Continue reading “Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution”