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National Project on Foreign Military Bases

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Security Without Empire:  National Organizing Conference on Foreign Military Bases

American University, Washington, D.C.

Feb. 27–Mar. 2, 2009

Initial conference report


Photos from the conference

Full agenda

Conference flier

Conference Presentations

No Bases Strategy Overview

No Bases Strategy Overview - Powerpoint

Guahan: An American Colony and "Tip of the Spear", Lisa Natividad from I Nasion CHamoru

Conference Reports

Security without Empire Gets a Hearing in Washington, John Lindsay-Poland, Fellowship of Reconciliation

DC Trip Report, Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Veterans for Peace No Bases Report, Michael Uhl, Veterans for Peace

Coordinator Trip Report, Wilbert Van Der Zeijden, International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases

Strategy papers presented at the conference


 Peacework's No Bases Forum

Say your piece about foreign military bases!

Conference Press Coverage

It’s Time to Shut Down US Military Bases: Interview with David Vine, Russia Today, March 16 2009.

Activists Urge End to US Foreign Military Bases, Free Speech Radio News, March 2 2009.

Security Without Empire - Put an End to Foreign Military Bases, WBAI Pacifica Radio, Feb 27 2009.

Security Without Empire, Bruce Gagnon, Op-Ed News, Jan 29 2009.


Too Many Overseas Bases, David Vine, Foreign Policy in Focus, Feb 25 2009.

Source: David Vine, Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton University Press, 2009).  Click to see larger view

Battle Over Bases, David Vine, Foreign Policy in Focus, March 9 2009.

Overseas Military Bases and the Environment, Nick Morgan & John Lindsay-Poland, Foreign Policy in Focus, vol. 3, no. 15 June 1998.

Letter of Solidarity, Japan Peace Committee.

Empire of Bases, Hugh Gusterson, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, March 10 2009.

For more information, contact:

Joseph Gerson
JGerson at
(617) 661-6130 x119
National Project on U.S. Military Bases

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March 25, Asheville, NC
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April 24, Oneonta, NY at Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta.
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May 28, San Francisco, CA
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May 28, Marin County, CA
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May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event


June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
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June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
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