Pictures from Freedom Festival 08
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Festival 08's list of speakers and performers

    • Scott Ritter
      Scott Ritter
      Scott Ritter
    • Richard Greene
    • Marc Sussman
    • RJ Eskow
    • Dwayne Hunn
    • Code Pink
    • Veterans For Peace
    • Live music by Lizzy West and Baba

Pictures from Freedom Festival 07
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Freedom Festival to feature nationally known guests

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 8:09 AM PDT

Valerie Cassity-Special to the Sun

A call for change will take place next month as the Kern Valley Progressive Alliance for Change (KVPAC) will sponsor their second annual Freedom Festival on Nov. 3 from 12-5 p.m. at Riverside Park in Kernville. The event will feature speakers advocating worldwide peace and political change, while representing progressive political values.

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  Festival for ‘progressives' to be held Sunday at MRA in Kernville

Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 3:21 PM PDT

Laura Hart-Special to the Sun

A young man who ended up questioning the motives of the government decided to do something about it. So he started his own podcast.

Jay Tomlinson, whose podcast is called “The Best of the Left,” will be the guest speaker at what local organizers hope will be the first annual “Progressive Freedom Festival” at the Mountain & River Adventures Amphitheater just north of Kernville.

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Exclusive: Scott Ritter in His Own Words
By MASSIMO CALABRESI; Saturday, Sep. 14, 2002

Scott Ritter was the UN's top weapons inspector in Iraq until 1998, when he resigned claiming President Clinton was too easy on Saddam. Now he says the dictator doesn't seem to have weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and that trying to oust Saddam is "extremely dangerous." Read more.

Find out about our speakers from Air America Radio

Richard Greene - Clout
Marc Sussman's Money Message

Read about Dwayne Hunn's World Service Corps.

Code Pink calls on women around the world to rise up and oppose the war in Iraq and future wars.

Veterans for Peace is a non-profit educational and humanitarian organization of vets dedicated to
increasing public awareness of the costs of war, the end the arms race and war, ...


Stop the Iran War Before it Starts
By SCOTT RITTER; January 24, 2007

In April 2001 I was invited to Washington, DC, by a group of Republican Congressmen collectively known as the Theme Team. The subject was Iraq. It seems that the Theme Team, responsible for monitoring the ideological pulse of America, was somewhat perturbed that a self-described Republican and former Marine officer, not to mention a former UN weapons inspector, was trash-talking America's Iraq policy. Read more.

Nadia McCaffrey is the founder of Veterans Village, a nonprofit organization that promotes mental and holistic wellness and palliative care for veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When her son, Sergeant Patrick McCaffrey, died in Iraq, Nadia began to focus on promoting peace and justice and reaching out to parents that have lost loved ones in the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.


Learn about Lizzy West from her official website and from this YouTube video.