A Campaign Initiated by:
The House of Latin America
On October 12, 2010, House of Latin America (HOLA), an NGO in Iran acting in solidarity and defense of the peoples of Latin America, initiated an Appeal calling on social justice and anti-war forces around the world to mobilize to come to the defense of the people of Iran in this urgent hour of U.S. escalating threats and continuing sanctions. Today that we are publishing this handout, Nov. 12, 2010, exactly 1 month has passed since the initiation of the SI campaign, and now even in this short period and despite lack of broad publicity, 100s of freedom loving people and 10s of progressive organizations have already signed the campaign's proposed petition. The prominent supporters of the campaign at this early stage, just to name a few, include:
Ramsey Clark, the former Attorney General of US; Cindy Sheehan, the famous anti-war activist; Denis Halliday, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations; Cynthia McKinney, former U.S. Congresswoman; Ramón Labañino and Fernando González, on behalf of Cuban 5 anti-terrorist heroes; Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five; Eva Golinger, lawyer and the winner of the International Award for Journalism in Mexico (2009); Sara Flounders, Co-director of International Action Center; Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition; Father Roy Bourgeois, the Founder of the SOAW (School of Americas Watch); Phil Wilayto, Editor of The Virginia Defender and Author of "In Defense of Iran"; Zafar Banghash, Director of Islamic Society of York region; Ali Mallah, Vice President of Canadian Arab Federation; Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, civil rights attorney; Ekin Koichi Sakaguchi, Japan to Gaza Committee; Feroze Mithiborwala, INDIA PALESTINE PEOPLES; Konstantinos Konstantinidis-Amphiktyon, Major General (Ret) Author-Columstni, Generals For Peace & Disarmament*, Chalandri, , Greece; Monica Moorehead, Editor Workers World Newspaper; Dave Blalock, Speaker, Vvaw (ai) Germany*, Heidelberg, Germany; Alison Bodine, Co-Chair, Mobilization Against War And Occupation (MAWO), Vancouver, BC, Canada; Shahid Comrade, Secretary-General, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, Brooklyn, NY;….
As you read this leaflet, the coordinators of Solidarity with Iran SI campaign are on a tour to 9 Latin American countries, including: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela. The purpose of this tour is to lay the ground to build a strong campaign in solidarity with the people of Iran in the region of Latin America. Therefore, we urge everyone who hears our message, every citizen of Latin America, to join this campaign by signing the petition.
Coordination Committee for
Solidarity with Iran SI Campaign