[pjw] EVENT Fri 6/29: Forum on Iran: US Withdrawal from the Nuclear Agreement and the Path to War

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Tue Jun 12 18:13:54 EDT 2018

Iraq Affinity Group supporters
With the help of the Jan Bone Memorial Fund for Public Forums, we are 
cosponsoring this important event coordinated by the American Iranian 
Friendship Council on Friday, June 29 at the First Unitarian Church (6:30 

You can download a (beautiful!) poster for the event here:

Most of the announcement below comes from the Oregon Physicians for Social 
Responsibility website at:

If you want to support our support of the event, send a donation to us and 
flag it for the Jan Bone Memorial Fund.

As for North Korea, I think most everyone is still in a wait and see 
dan h
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Forum on Iran: US Withdrawal from the Nuclear Agreement and the Path to War
    Posted by Kelly Campbell  on June 01, 2018

    On Friday, June 29th, Portland-area groups will host an important panel
    discussion concerning the US pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive
    Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran. "Forum on Iran: US Withdrawal
    from the Nuclear Agreement and the Path to War" will be held at 6:30
    PM at the First Unitarian Church's Eliot Chapel, 1211 SW Main, in
    Portland. The forum is free and open to the public.

    Speakers will include:

    Jamal Abdi-- VP for Policy & Incoming Executive Director for National
    Iranian American Council (NIAC)

    Reese Erlich--Acclaimed investigative journalist and author of numerous
    books on Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Middle East

    Catherine Thomasson, MD--Former Executive Director National Physicians
    for Social Responsibility (PSR), traveled on a PSR delegation to Iran
    in 2007 to promote diplomacy

    Jeff Curtis-Former Peace Corps volunteer in Iran (1967-70), Attorney,
    Active in Portland-Shiraz Friendship Community, recently returned from
    travel to Iran

     In May, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint
    Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)--known widely as the Iran Nuclear
    Deal. Diplomats both internationally and in the US fear that this
    increases the risk of war between the U.S. and Iran. President Trump
    has selected advisors (John Bolton, as National Security Advisor and
    Mike Pompeo, as Secretary of State) who have openly positioned
    themselves as eager to go to war with Iran.

    In this climate, it is imperative that community members have the
    opportunity to hear expert speakers discuss the current reality and how
    a dangerous path to war can be averted.

     "The Obama Administration handed Trump a nuclear deal that was working
    and a diplomatic framework for Iran that could have been built upon to
    secure U.S.. interests. Singularly obsessed with unraveling the
    accomplishments of his successor, and now surrounded by a cohort of
    advisors who have been planning for war with Iran for years, Trump's
    push for war with Iran is his most reckless policy for America to
    date."  From NIAC Statement by Jamal Abdi.

    Partial list of Co-sponsors of the Forum on Iran:

    American Iranian Friendship Council-Portland
    Portland Shiraz Friendship Community
    War Prevention Initiative of the Jubitz Family Foundation
    Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
    Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East--
       Portland Chapter
    Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
    KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio

    June 29, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    First Unitarian Church, Elliot Chapel
    1211 SW Main St
    Portland, OR 97205
    United States

    info at aifcpdx.org

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