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Averting Climate Catastrophe: No New Arms Race!
Fri April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
VFP Earth Day Webinar april 22 – Averting Climate Catastrophe: No New Arms Race!
Webinar, which is moderated by Marcy Winograd of CODEPINK, features panelists:
· Dr. David Vine, Professor, Department of Anthropology, American University. Dr. Vine is a widely sought-after speaker, authoritative source on militarism and Empire, and the author of The United States of War and Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World.
· Col. Ann Wright, retired U. S. Army Colonel, and former high ranking U.S. State Department official, who resigned her position in protest of the U.S. illegal invasion of Iraq and has continued to be a powerful voice for peace and the environment. She is the co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience.
· Erik Edstrom, A West Point graduate and infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan and Presidential Escort Platoon Leader during the Obama administration. He studied climate change at Oxford University earning a Master of Science degree. Author of UN-AMERICAN: A Soldier’s Reckoning of Our Longest War.
Panel discussion will be preceded by a brief presentation describing the links between the Ukraine war, militarism, and the worsening climate crisis. CCMP’s Dr. Jim Rine, a retired research geologist and US Army veteran, will narrate.