Last Chance to Register for Activist School Winter Term

DEADLINE: Jan. 6, 2012

    January 13 – Feb. 17 Course Offerings

The AFGJ Online Activist School is offering three courses, all taught by experienced activist, scholars or community organizers. These courses are held online. You can access the material at your own pace from your own home. You will have regular access to and feed-back from the instructor. At least one session of each course will be live and include interaction among the students and instructor through conference calling, video-conference or webinar platform. Upon completion you will be awarded with a letter of completion from the Alliance for Global Justice. Click here to register now!

Strategic Research on US Militarism for Activist Campaigns

This course will address diverse ways and sources for obtaining information we need on US military plans, activities, costs and impacts to organize demilitarization campaigns. For more information on the class, please click on the title. The course will be taught by John Lindsay-Poland, research and advocacy director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and author of Emperors in the Jungle: The Hidden History of the US in Panama (Duke University). He has been researching US military policy and activities for peace and human rights projects for 30 years. Click here to register now!

“Empire as a Way of Life”

This course is a critical analysis of the U.S. Empire and the imperialism and militarism that are its lifeblood. Historian William Appleman Williams asserts empire is “a way of life [that] defines the … character of a culture and society.” U.S. citizens believe they have a “manifest destiny” to impose their political and economic policies upon others. For more information on the class, please click on the title. SUNY Professor Emeritus John Marciano has been an activist, scholar and teacher in the antiwar/social justice movement for more than four decades, commencing as a graduate student at SUNY Buffalo where he was a founding member of SDS at that campus. Since 2004, he has taught community courses for adults in Santa Monica on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States and Empire as a Way of Life, based on the work of William Appleman Williams. Click here to register now!

US Policy Towards Latin America: From Drug Wars to Banana Wars

The face of US policy in Latin America in the last 100 years has included CIA led overthrows of governments, military funding of brutal dictatorships and economic trade pacts that have pushed millions under the poverty line. Yet despite this, Latin America has shown us some of the most powerful and resilient grassroots struggles where people power was proven to be more powerful than guns and greed. For more information on the class, please click on the title. Instructor Tanya Cole is Southwest Regional Coordinator of Witness for Peace. She earned her graduate degrees in Latin American Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. She has traveled to 13 countries organized 40 delegations while working for Global Exchange and Witness for Peace as well as organized US speaking tours on Colombia, Cuba and Honduras. Click here to register now!