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On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Tim Bagwell, a Vietnam war veteran and anti-war poet, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Bagwell participated on a panel called "U.S. Soldiers and the Vietnam War Experience." This video was produced by Stephen Roblin and Spencer Compton.

On Sunday, April 7, 2013, Thomas Drake, former National Security Administration executive and whistleblower, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Drake participated on a panel called "Indefinite Detention and War Against Iran: How Are These Strands of US Foreign Policy Connected?"

On Sunday, April 7, 2013, H. Candace Gorman esq. spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Gorman participated on a panel called "Indefinite Detention and War Against Iran: How Are These Strands of US Foreign Policy Connected?"

Alicia Kirkland and Michele Decker (seated) at Trading Safety for Violence event. (Photo by Bonnie Lane)

I attended a serious event Wednesday called Trading Safety For Survival. The Facebook event depicts it as “A Conversation about Violence Against Women in the Sex Trade and the Police Who are Asked to Protect them.”

It was sponsored by Power Inside. According to their flyer, Power Inside is “a nonprofit program for women impacted by incarceration, street life and abuse. Our services help women build self-sufficiency, heal from violence and avoid future criminal justice contact.”

On Friday, April 5, 2013, former U.S. Army Colonel and retired State Department diplomat, Ann Wright, delivered the first keynote address at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War. The title of her address is "Putting New War Paint on the Old Faces of War." Excerpts of her speech are featured in this video, which was produced by Richard Concepcion.

Poor People’s Campaign marching to DC. Photo by T.C. Hall Media.

Regular Indy Reader contributor, Bonnie Lane provides an account of her experience in the 2013 Poor People’s Campaign and March, which was kicked-off on Friday, May 10. As Lane explains, the campaign was inspired by the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign that was led by Dr. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Like its predecessor, the 2013 Poor People's Campaign aimed to advance the cause of economic and human rights.

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee's disarmament coordinator, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Gerson participated on a panel called "Understanding and Responding to the Asia-Pacific Pivot."

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Hyun Lee spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Lee, who is affiliated with Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, participated on a panel called "Understanding and Responding to the Asia-Pacific Pivot." Lee examines the North Korean crisis from an historical perspective and then discusses potential ways out of the crisis.

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, one of Baltimore's veteran peace and justice activists, Max Obuszewski, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Obuszewski participated on a panel called "Law and the New Faces of War."

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I have spoken with several teachers in the few days since we received word that Alonso would be leaving us. None mentioned feeling the pride that congressman Elijah Cummings expresses on his official website. I found it telling that very few were willing to have their names listed with their comments. There is a heightened sense of fear amongst teachers, and even the mildly critical comments teachers made could result in backlash. Baltimore has not yet seen the type of attacks on tenured teachers that Alonso helped to execute while working for Joel Klein in New York. But we all know these attacks are possible.

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