BU Antiwar Coalition Invites Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions, and State Repression
No War, No Sanctions
Iranians live with a plummeting currency, severe inflation, skyrocketing food prices, and a lack of critical medicines for various cancers and disease. This is all, in large part, the intended effect of the ‘crippling’ sanctions the U.S. and European Union have imposed on Iran. Not a decade removed from the end of the near-genocidal UN sanctions imposed on Iraq, the U.S. is at it again, this time in Iran, imposing virtually blanket sanctions intended to punish ordinary Iranians as a means to put pressure on the Iranian regime in negotiations.
To educate on the effect these sanctions are having and ways we can fight back against them, the BU Antiwar Coalition is inviting one of most important new antiwar groups to campus – ‘Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions, and State Repression.’ Havaar will speak on the daily punishments ordinary Iranians are facing thanks to the ‘crippling’ sanctions the U.S. and European Union are imposing on Iran. More importantly, Havaar will also speak on ways we can fight back against the U.S.’s hostile posture towards Iran, thus both putting a stop to the slow torture the sanctions are imposing on Iranian civilians and allowing for Iranian civil society to reinvigorate itself and return to the courageous resistance we saw back in June 2009.
We urge you to come out to this event and learn how we can a build a strong anti-sanctions movement here in the U.S.! See you there!
We are a grassroots group of Iranians, Iranian-Americans and allies who have joined together to categorically oppose any military action and the U.S.-led sanctions against Iran. We stand in solidarity with the Iranian people’s struggle against war and sanctions and against state repression; we know that all of these forms of violence hurt the lives and aspirations of ordinary Iranians.