Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Phyllis Bennis addresses Veterans for Peace Convention

This past weekend representatives of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation attended, tabled, and gave workshops and presentations at the annual convention of Veterans for Peace, a group of veterans dedicated to opposing war and militarism and to establishing justice for veterans and victims of U.S. wars. US Campaign Steering Committee member Phyllis Bennis was one of the featured speakers at the convention's closing banquet on August 9, 2009 at the University of Maryland College Park. She addressed the convention on the importance of ending military aid to Israel, the change in the discourse surrounding Israeli apartheid, and the war in Afghanistan. Check out video of her speech below, courtesy of WHYNotNews: