[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
You can find this information and a flyer for the event at
Please circulate widely.
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
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 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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