“You Can’t Take What’s All of Ours”: New NATO/G8 Workshop Released!

To mark the upcoming NATO summit to be held in May 2012 in Chicago and the simultaneous G8 summit to be held in Camp David, Maryland, War Resisters League and the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance release a new popular education resource.

This participatory workshop explores:

  • The story of NATO and G8: who makes them up, what they do, and how they have grown over time;
  • How NATO and G8 have worked together to profit from and control most areas of the world, especially the Global South;
  • How the countries that control NATO/G8 have imposed an economic and/or military agenda on the people of Afghanistan, Libya, Greece, Iraq and other countries throughout the world, including the U.S.;
  • How specific banks central to NATO/G8 countries’ economic policies profit from militarism;
  • How struggles against economic austerity, war and militarism are connected across the globe; and
  • What we can do make the connections for our networks and communities between global and local struggles for justice.

Agenda of Workshop

  1. Introduction and Goals (15 min)
  2. G8/NATO 101 (20 min)
  3. Historical Context (25 min)
  4. NATO: Ideology, Lies and Justifications for War (20 min)
  5. The G8: Economic Crisis and Austerity (15 min)
  6. Occupation as Austerity: NATO and G8 at Work in Iraq (20 min)
  7. Austerity Comes Home: Policy, Protest, and Police Crackdown (15 min)
  8. Banking on Militarism (20 min)
  9. Local Impact and Application (15 min)
  10. Next Steps and Evaluation (5 min)

Total time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Download the curriculum here.

Download the slideshow supplement to the curriculum.


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