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BTL:Progressive Coalition United for Peace and Justice Holds.... (english)
20 Jun 2003
...1st National Conference to Determine Strategy and Action Plan Interview with Ted Glick, national coordinator of the Independent Progressive Politics Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Progressive Coalition United for Peace and Justice Holds 1st National Conference to Determine Strategy and Action Plan

Interview with Ted Glick, national coordinator of the Independent Progressive Politics Network, conducted by Scott Harris

In the months before the Bush administration invaded Iraq, millions of people across the globe demonstrated their opposition to what they believed was an unprovoked and illegal war driven by America's quest for oil and world domination. Many of the large anti-war protests in the U.S. were organized by United for Peace and Justice, or UFPJ, a new progressive coalition which came together in October 2002. United For Peace helped to organize the historic Feb. 15, "The World Says No to War" protests held in New York, San Francisco and dozens of cities across the U.S., joining over 600 cities worldwide.

But, since the end of the first phase of the U.S.-led Iraq war, street demonstrations have all but disappeared, prompting many to ask, "Whatever happened to the peace movement?" An answer could be found in Chicago, June 6 through 8, where over 550 activists attended the UFPJ's first national conference to determine organizational structure, strategy and priorities. During the three-day gathering, delegates representing 325 local and national groups from 38 states "vowed to fight empire building, permanent war and attacks on civil liberties and immigrants."

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Ted Glick, national coordinator of the Independent Progressive Politics Network, who attended the conference. He summarizes the plans that emerged from the meeting, which he believes have the potential to change the American political landscape.

To contact United for Peace and Justice call (212) 603-3700 or visit their website at www.unitedforpeace.org

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