Iraq

Rally - No Military Intervention in Iraq

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Park Street MBTA Station • Tremont & Park Sts. • Boston
2014 Jun 21 - 1:00pm
2014 Jun 21 - 2:00pm

NO BOMBS!  NO TROOPS! NO DRONES!

Despite spending a trillion dollars on the Iraq war from 2003 to 2009 that cost the lives of 4500 U.S. soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and despite providing billions of dollars worth of training to the security forces of our brutal ally in Baghdad, Iraq faces the prospect of a horrible civil war. 

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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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