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Starts Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 4:11 PM for 4 days

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Location: Radford University, Radford, Virginia

In 2008 many of us understand that our nation - and even the entire planet - are in a state of crisis. The deep longing for positive, lasting change is the bedrock upon which this conference is based. How do we fix our country and our world? And how can we form one mass movement to address the crisis? In Radford, Virginia on May 22-25, thousands of activists, academics, journalists, poets, musicians and policymakers will converge at the 2008 "Building a New World" Conference. If you want to participate in building a new world, sign up now. Hotel and dorm rooms are limited.

Cindy Sheehan, William Blum, Kathy Kelly, Michael Parenti, Reggie Cervantes, Mike Whitney, Alice Lovelace, David Swanson, Marilyn Clements, Gareth Porter, Medea Benjamin, Farid Bitar, Rev. Dahlia Wasfi, Lennox Yearwood, Robert Jensen, Adam Kokesh, Kevin Zeese, Antonia Juhasz, Father Roy Bourgeois and many more leaders and luminaries will join thousands of people from across the country and from other lands as well, for a conference to lay the foundations for building a new world now.

Major Session topics include End of Empire, The Right to Health Care, Facing Fundamentalism, Immigrant Rights, Alternative Models to Capitalism, Economic Exploitation, The Fight for Economic Freedom, Cooperatives and Localization, Civil Liberties & Constitutional Rights, Secession and Sustainability, Animal Rights, Climate Change and Water Crisis, Academic Freedom, Taking Back the Media, Iraq Vets Speak out Against War, Torture, Genocide, Homelessness and Survival during Economic Depression.

Let's brainstorm together in Radford to create concrete solutions. Register via the links at www.wpaconference.org, or visit www.ru.edu/conf-serv/ and click on 2008 Events, which will bring you to "Building a New World" online registration. We look forward to see you all in Radford!

The World Prout Assembly is a non-profit organization that seeks justice in every sphere of life, and that works to transfer economic power from corporations to the common people.

 

Organization: www.worldproutassembly.org

Directions: Radford University in Radford, VA is just 36 miles southwest of Roanoke and within easy driving distance of many mid-East Coast metropolitan areas. Richmond is only a three and a half hour drive, while Washington, D.C., and the Tidewater area are only about four and a half hours away.

By Car:
From Interstate 81, take Exit 109 onto Route 177/Tyler Avenue into Radford. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Jefferson Street. The university is on the left. Follow signs for conference parking.

Travel By Air or By Bus:
Roanoke Regional Airport and Greyhound Bus Lines provide connections to cities throughout the country. To get to Radford from the airport, take Interstate 581-North to Interstate 81-South and follow the directions for traveling by car. Advance reservations for limousine service to and from the airport may be made by calling Blacksburg Limousine Service at (540) 951-3973 .

Nearby Airports:
Several other airports are within driving distance of RU. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is two and a half hours away in Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond International Airport is three and a half hours away in Richmond, VA.

Contact Info: Garda Ghista (wpaeditor@gmail.com) 859 781-4979

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Garda Ghista is a freelance journalist, author of The Gujarat Genocide: A Case Study in Fundamentalist Cleansing, and Founding President of the World Prout Assembly, a movement that aims to shift political and economic power from corporations to the (more...)
 

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