The peace collective is anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist. We are for a world free from neoliberal greed and violence. We support and affirm the right to self-determination for all peoples, especially those in the Global South, as they resist the colonial domination of the U.S. empire. We advocate for international cooperation, not a unipolar world order. The Peace Collective is made up of people under the age of 30 who come together for anti-imperialist education in the form of book clubs and discussions. Collective members have opportunities to start or get connected to divestment campaigns in their area to gain anti-war organizing experience, as well as other CODEPINK campaigns around the country and world. Sign-up for the Peace Collective here!
For this book club, we will be discussing How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr. We will be reading the second half of this book, starting at Part II. In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr details the history of US "territories" (aka colonies) that are deliberately left out of the American historical narrative, as well as how the US has modernized empire maintenance. If you want to know how the US got its 800 overseas military bases (including Guantanamo Bay), how overseas territories influenced the civil rights movement, or why "wilderness" is a white supremacist construct. Please RSVP for the Zoom link!