[pjw] MEETING/RSVP (&news): Iraq Affinity Group "meets" Monday, July 13, 7 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Jul 8 13:21:52 EDT 2020

Hi again Iraq Affinity Group supporters

Quick bit of news tipped to us by Michael Munk: a UN expert on 
extrajudicial killings has reported to the United Nations that she 
believes the US strike on General Soleimani in January was a violation of 
the UN Charter and international law.


We'll see if this results in anything more, but since the US is not a 
signatory to the International Criminal Court-- and in fact President 
Trump put sanctions on members of that court to stop them from 
investigating the US (in early  June)-- it's sadly unlikely.


Meanwhile, the next meeting of the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity 
Group will be a conference call held this coming Monday, July 13 at 7 PM. 
Please RSVP if you would like the call in number and access code.

(Meetings are usually on the 2nd Monday of each month.)

Here's the proposed agenda for Monday's meeting:

   The Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group is committed to educating
   the public about the effects of U.S. policy on the people of Iraq, and
   other areas including SW Asia, North Africa, and the "Middle East,"
   and on the domestic costs of war.

7:00 PM Political update: brief headlines including what's new in Iraq,
    Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iran, Gaza, Yemen, Korea,
    Venezuela and the US

7:25 PM Proposed and ongoing actions:
     ---Friday rallies for peace and justice-- Reports/updates
     ---Zaher Wahab talk on Afghanistan-- debrief
     ---Hiroshima day event Thurs 8/6 online -- updates
     ---City Council candidate questionnaire-- next steps (runoffs)
     ---Emergency response amidst pandemic-- update
     ---Actions to oppose war / war crimes on Iran-- discuss
       --City Council resolutions against wars / Iran & Venezuela --updates
      ---Ann Huntwork fund / "US Out Of..." sign-- updates/plans
      ---Letter to congressional reps about Yemen / War Powers-- follow up
      ---Troops home campaign / letter to Governor Nov 2019
          & Blumenauer, plus war $ home/ Mayor's Conference--updates
      ---BDS, City investments and other local actions-- updates
      ---Joint Terrorism Task Force campaign-- updates
      ---Upcoming ideas /opportunities for educational forums/demonstrations
      --Other recent ideas

8:15 PM Other upcoming events/action items (incoming requests)

8:25 PM Other business--finances/fundraising and office space / phone
       PJW summer quarterly meeting July 26 12 noon / mailings - updates
       Outreach/membership recruitment

8:35 PM Set next meeting

8:40 PM end

Please write back if there is anything missing from the proposed agenda or if
you want to attend but won't be able to make it.

As always, we need your support to help us keep doing our work!
        Donate on line: http://www.pjw.info/pjwdonate.html

--dan handelman
      Peace and Justice Works
        Iraq Affinity Group
           PO Box 42456
           Portland, OR   97242
           (503) 236-3065  (call or text)
           iraq at pjw.info

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