[pjw] EVENT: "The US and Afghanistan: A Fateful Partnership" Mon 6/29 7 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Jun 17 19:09:03 EDT 2020

PJW supporters and allies
As noted in the announcement below, this event was originally scheduled to 
take place in February. Holding it now amidst the uprisings against racism 
and police violence gives us a chance to connect those domestic issues of 
enforcing government policy through violence with the way America 
continues to do so on an international scale as well.

In addition to organizational cosponsors ($10-15 sliding scale) we're 
encouraging individuals to donate to the Iraq Affinity Group as well to 
cover expenses.

You can find this information and a flyer for the event at
http://www.pjw.info/zaher_afghanistan062920.html .

Please circulate widely.

dan handelman
peace and justice works iraq affinity group


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

The US and Afghanistan: A Fateful Partnership
a presentation with Professor Zaher Wahab
Monday, June 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Streaming live on Youtube at

Join Peace and Justice Works (PJW) Iraq Affinity Group for an evening with 
Professor Zaher Wahab speaking on "The US and Afghanistan: A Fateful 
Partnership." The event will be live streamed on Monday, June 29 at 7 PM 
at the PJW youtube page: https://youtube.com/peaceandjusticeworks. The 
all-important discussion about racism, police accountability and the 
militarization of police is directly related to US foreign policy, which 
is why PJW has Portland Copwatch as a project group as well as the Iraq 
Affinity Group.

Professor Wahab is an Afghan American who taught at Lewis and Clark 
College for four decades before teaching at the American University in 
Afghanistan for six years ending in October 2019. Frequently visiting the 
country before then, he witnessed the US Occupation over 18+ years.

While Donald Trump negotiated a treaty with the Taliban (bypassing the 
Afghan government) and claims he wants American troops out, the agreement 
allows the US to leave 8500 troops in Afghanistan. The US continues to 
conduct airstrikes, frequently killing civilians.

Professor Wahab will describe a country riddled with violence and 
corruption, made all the worse by an ongoing US presence.

The event will be hosted by Ani Haines, a well known area media 
personality who spent decades at KBOO-FM community radio.

Instructions for adding to the Q&A period will be posted at the time of 
the event.

The presentation is coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity 
Group. Cosponsors include Eastside Democratic Club. Endorsers include 
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee and others.

This talk was originally scheduled for the end of February 2020 but 
delayed by the Governor's stay-at-home orders. PJW is pleased to have 
supportive allies helping us make the technological leap to an online 

For more information, especially if your group would like to cosponsor or 
endorse this event, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or 
iraq at pjw.info .

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