None currently planned.
Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice
invites you to
a panel discussion
IRAN: A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES?
Issues to be addressed include:
Bob Petrusak, retired attorney and graduate student, George Mason University.
Ambassador John Limbert, Iran scholar, former diplomat and hostage in Tehran, former president, American Foreign Service Association.
Simin Royanian, economist and political analyst; activist in the peace and justice movement; she has served on boards of radio WPFW and of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Fairfax County Chapter. Cofounder of Women for Peace and Justice in Iran (http://women4peace.org/).
Richard E. Rubenstein, Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. His latest book, Thus Saith the Lord: The Revolutionary Morality of Isaiah and Jeremiah, will be published in October.
Moderator: Rostam Pourzal, political analyst.
Thursday, July 20, 2006 6:45-9:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington 4444 Arlington Blvd (at George Mason Dr.), Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Contact: 703-931-7451, torke at verizon daht nyet.
Please arrive at 6:30 pm and join us for refreshments.
Endorsed by: Women for Peace & Justice in Iran, Campaign Against Sanctions & Military Intervention in Iran, Code Pink, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (DC), Iran Working Group of DAWN (DC Anti-War Network), Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington’s Peace Initiatives Network, DC Labor for Peace and Justice.
Friday, March 3rd 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Community Meeting on
STOPPING WAR AGAINST IRAN
Creating a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Middle East
St. Stephen's Church (16th and Newton St. NW, Washington DC)
Refreshments will be served.
From the Columbia Heights metro walk north on 14th, turn left on Newton and walk until you reach 16th. Enter on the side. There is wheelchair access at the back of the building.
The United States and Israel openly talk about plans to use military action against Iran to stop its nuclear program. Can peace activists stop this war? Can we once again put nuclear disarmament on the front burner?
Our three speakers, all of whom have extensive activist and media experience, will discuss this issue before activists break out into groups to discuss strategies for achieving these goals and report back to the larger group.
RAY MCGOVERN, former CIA analyst of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. He will describe US and Israeli hypocrisy in criticizing Iran over compliance with the non-proliferation treaty, as well as dubious U.S. intelligence being used to build American support for attacking Iran.
SIMIN ROYANIAN, an economist, is a thirty-seven year veteran of the anti-imperialist and peace and justice movement in Iran and in the US who cofounded Women for Peace and Justice in Iran. She will review the history of the development of nuclear energy in Iran, discuss how the US government uses the Iranian nuclear-energy program as a pretext in preparing the Americans to support another US war in the Middle East, towards its complete occupation and control of the the region [transcript].
KEVIN MARTIN, Executive Director of Peace Action, will describe a Middle East Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone (NWFZ). This was an idea issued as a United Nations General Assembly resolution, and discuss how peace activists can work to rid the region of all nuclear weapons as a part of larger efforts for nuclear disarmament.
Please join us for this important peace community meeting. War against Iran could be underway this spring. We have no time to lose.
The forum is sponsored by the Washington Peace Center, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Committee and the DC Anti-War Network. For more information contact the Washington Peace Center 202-234-2000
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