Iraq

Getting things straight on Iraq

When: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 3 Church St - Helverson Parlor • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge
2012 Jan 14 - 1:00pm
2012 Jan 14 - 4:00pm

Getting things straight on Iraq

A Peace Movement Briefing with Raed Jarrar and Terry Rockefeller

Raed JarrarOn Saturday afternoon January 14 from 1pm to 4pm, UJP will hold its quarterly strategy session. The key event of the day will be a briefing on just what is happening in Iraq and its implications for peace activists. The briefing will be provided by Raed Jarrar and Terry Rockefeller.

Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recently returned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughut the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt’s office to develop opposition to the war in Congress.  He collected his and his family's blog posts into The Iraq War Blog, An Iraqi Family's Inside View of the First Year of the Occupation, published in 2008.   Read Raed's blog posts.

Terry RockefellerTerry Rockefeller is a member of Families for Peaceful Tomorrows whose sister was killed in the attacks of September 11 and a tireless worker for peace and reconciliation. Terry recently attended the Third Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), an international conference in Erbil, northern Iraq. Under the theme “Another Iraq is Possible with Peace and Human Rights,” ICSSI was attended by about 150 Iraqi and 100 representatives of international civil society (i.e., nonprofit) organizations.

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Raed Jarrar: Getting Things Straight on Iraq

Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recently returned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughout the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt's office to develop opposition to the war in Congress. He collected his and his family's blog posts into The Iraq War Blog, An Iraqi Family's Inside View of the First Year of the Occupation, published as a book in 2008.

Jarrar spoke at Encuentro 5 on Sunday, January 14, 2012.  The event was organized by Occupy Boston - Free School University.

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St. Patrick's Peace Parade

When: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: assemble on D Street between 1st and 3rd Street • Broadway MBTA stop • South Boston
2012 Mar 18 - 1:00pm
2012 Mar 18 - 4:30pm

People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Social & Economic Justice

St Patrick's Peace Parade, March 2011

Please join Veterans For Peace and other Peace and social / economic Justice organizations for this historic 2nd Annual “People’s Peace Parade" in South Boston.

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