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Perpetual War for Peace?Tour for a Just Foreign Policy in Iran and Iraq

What can we do to end one war and prevent another?

Photo by Lynsey Addario
Photo by Lynsey Addario

The Tour for a Just Foreign Policy in Iran and Iraq is making its way across the Northeast in November with an amazing lineup of speakers and a photo exhibit by award winning photojournalists.  We invite you to join us when we pull into town.

Featuring:

Raed Jarrar, Iraq Project Director at Global Exchange, architect, and blogger

Antonia Juhasz, author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time and visiting scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies

Rostam Pourzal, President of the U.S. branch of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran

Discussing:

Over 600,000 Iraqis have died as a result of war and political violence since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University.  The number of U.S. soldiers injured in Iraq this September was the higher than any other time a major offensive was not being conducted.  A U.S. State Department poll in September found that most Iraqis want U.S.-led military forces to immediately withdraw.  So, why does the Bush administration refuse to leave Iraq?

Washington’s “diplomacy” toward Iran looks suspiciously like the lead up to the Iraq war.  Two thousand hours of UN inspections have turned up no evidence of an Iranian atomic weapons program.  So, why is the Bush Administration threatening Iran?  Will Iran be left alone if Tehran agrees to end its nuclear fuel program?  Would Iran be flexible about its nuclear program if the country felt secure from American domination?  Is Iran or the Bush administration responsible for the erosion of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty?

What is the role of U.S. corporations, particularly oil corporations, in perpetuating the war in Iraq and advancing a potential war with Iran?

Photo exhibit featuring:

Andrew Stern
Photo by Andrew Stern

Lynsey Addario, acclaimed photojournalist documenting conflict, human interest stories, and people throughout the Middle East and Africa

Mohammad Kheirkhah, photojournalist from Iran working with United Press International

Andrew Stern, award winning photojournalist committed to documenting critical social and political issues

Ramin Talaie, widely published photojournalist born in Iran now based in Brooklyn, New York sharing images of Iran

We invite you to join us when we pull into town.

Find us in Vermont:

Burlington on Wed, Nov 1st

7:00 pm at the University of Vermont, 207 Lafayette Hall
Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center contact Serena Chaudhry at
(802) 863-2345

Castleton on Thurs, Nov 2nd
4:00 pm at Huden Dining Hall at Castleton State College
Sponsored by the Reel Action Film Club and The Spartan Newspaper at Castleton State College

Find us in Massachusetts:

Greenfield on Fri, Nov 3rd
11:30 am in Greenfield, MA, email info@traprockpeace.org for location and to RSVP Sponsored by the Traprock Peace Center

Boston on Fri, Nov 3rd

5:00 pm at Boston University School of Law, Barrister Hall, 765
Commonwealth Ave. Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action and United for Justice with Peace

Cambridge on Sun, Nov 5th
7 pm at the Unitarian Church in Harvard Square, 3 Church St.
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, for more info email info@traprockpeace.org

Worcester on Mon, Nov 6th
7 pm at the University Building at Clark University, 950 Main Street
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace

Find us in New Jersey:

New Brunswick on Thurs, Nov 9th
8:30 pm at Trayes Hall B, Douglass College Center, Rutgers University
Sponsored by Rutgers Against the War of the Campus Anti-War Network

Find us in Pennsylvania:

Philadelphia on Fri, Nov 10th
5:30 pm at the Friends Center at 15th and Cherry Streets, MLK Jr. Room

Sponsored by the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors

Bethlehem on Sat, Nov 11th
1:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424
Center St. Sponsored by the LEPOCO Peace Center

Find us in New York:

White Plains on Wed, Nov 8th
7 pm at the WESPAC Foundation, 255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
2nd fl for more information call (914) 682-4690
Sponsored by the WESPAC Foundation

Nyack on Sun, Nov 12th
3:00 pm at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 521 North Broadway
Sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation

New York City on Sun, Nov 12th evening
TBA, for more information contact tour@justforeignpolicy.org.

If you would like more information about the Tour for a Just Foreign Policy in Iran and Iraq, please contact us at tour@justforeignpolicy.org.



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