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From the September 18 Cambridge Chronicle - By Paul Shannon
Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake.
Arlington United for Justice with Peace responded to the moveon.org call for local peace vigils in support of the Iran agreement that is currently before Congress for a vote.
Despite the rain, twenty people stood out for an hour at Arlington Town Hall on Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 7 pm.
|Thursday 10 Sep 2015 6:00 PM||Yes to the Iran Deal |
Park Street MBTA Station – Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action
Arlington United for Justice with Peace will vigil in response to moveon.org's call for vigils to support the Iran agreement.
The Iran nuclear deal, if it is not blocked by Congress in the next weeks, is a step towards reducing hostility between the United States and Iran and potentially a step towards a more peaceful Middle East.
Journalist and author Stephen Kinzer, academic Stephen Walt, physician Shahin Tabatabaei, and humorist Jimmy Tingle will unpack the issues and engage in discussion with attendees. $10 donation requested, no one turned away. Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action
Series: Project on Managing the Atom Seminar Series
|William H. Tobey|
Congress is entering the final phase of its review of the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”—the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. A vote on the agreement will take place in a matter of days. In this debate, nonproliferation experts William Tobey and Jim Walsh will engage in a formal debate of the resolution “Congress should approve the nuclear agreement with Iran,” moderated by Prof. Matthew Bunn. The debate will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments provided.
Urgent UFPJ Conference Call on Iran Agreement:
featuring Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, &
Tyler Cullis, National Iranian American Council
[shades of 9/11: plants on the ground & USRael immediately - before the dust settles - blaming Iran, destroying evidence, railroading an investigation...; days prior to the attacks, work crews are going in and out of the buildings; higher-ups who would normally be at these sites are diverted to other locations; witness testimony is ignored; cui bono? etc, etc ... ]
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