"Coffee with the Troops" at Yearly Kos this Sunday in Chicago

UPDATE: Read the post-event report at: https://www.prwatch.org/node/6321

What can the Netroots do to end the war in Iraq? The Center for Media and Democracy is hosting a "Coffee with the Troops" during the Yearly Kos convention this Sunday in Chicago, August 5, 9:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Ball Room C/D second level.

The event features national leaders of Iraq Veterans Against the War and examines where online activists now stand on Iraq as the war drags on and campaigning for 2008 intensifies. Will the Netroots follow the lead of Democratic Party officials, candidates and strategists? Or, will online activists and bloggers help unite and mobilize a stronger, independent movement against the war?

John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton will moderate a discussion of how online activists can better support our troops' own resistance to the war in Iraq. Speaking will be Garett Reppenhagen, Aaron Hughes and other soldiers who are the leadership of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Rampton and Stauber are co-authors of two current book on the Iraq war, The Best War Ever and Weapons of Mass Deception. Coffee with the Troops is one of four Yearly Kos events with CMD staff.