United for Peace and Justice National Assembly, St. Louis, February 19-21, 2005

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Delegates vote for the United for Peace and Justice Strategic Framework
Musician Tiye Giraud opened the Assembly
Tom Hayden a well known veteran of the Viet Nam anti-war movement was part of a panel "What it will take to End the War in Iraq"
Nancy Lessin, Military Families Speak Out, Fred Mason of the AFL/DIO and Maleena Lawrence of
David Cline of Veterans for Peace
Mike Hoffman of Iraq Veterans Against the War makes a point from the floor.
Panel: What will it take to stop the war in Iraq.
500 people from 38 states and organizations came together for the National Assembly.
Message from Canada
St. Louis residents welcome the Assembly to the city.
Andrea Buffa leads us in yoga and makes some announcements
More Yoga by George Friday and George Martin of the UFPJ Steering Committee
Outgoing steering committee members Bryan Proffit of Hip Hop Against Racist War, Ajamu Dillahunt, Black Solidarity Against the War at Home and Abroad,Damu Smith of Black Voices for Peace, Jessica Marshall of the National Youth and Student Peace Coaliton and Andrea Buffa, Global Exchange
Outgoing steering committee members Rahul Mahajan, Empire Notes, Cliff Lee, Young Koreans United and Wol-San Liem of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
Mini Plenary on Legislation
Singer Comedian Dave Lippman in character as George Shrub of the CIA.

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