On November 8th, we were joined by antiwar activist and scholar Joan Roelofs to discuss the Military Industrial Complex at the ground level with CODEPINK national Co-Director Carley Towne.
During this webinar, we discussed important themes and questions including:
- What impact does our military establishment have at the local level?
- How much has the border between civilian and military activities
- Which side is advancing in the war between civilization and militarization?
About the Author:
Joan Roelofs has been an antiwar activist ever since she protested the Korean War. For this cause, she has been associated with the Pledge of Resistance, Monadnock Greens, Greens/Green Party USA, NH Peace Action, World Beyond War, The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and CODEPINK. She is the author of Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism (SUNY Press, 2003) and Greening Cities: Building Just and Sustainable Communities (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996), the translator of Victor Considerant’s Principles of Socialism (Maisonneuve Press, 2006), and co-translator, with Shawn P. Wilbur, of Charles Fourier’s antiwar fantasy, The World War of Small Pastries (Autonomedia, 2015).
Roelofs is Professor Emerita of Political Science, Keene State College. Since her semi-retirement, she has been teaching in the Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning (including a course on the military-industrial complex) and writing for a variety of scholarly and political publications.