[pjw] MEETING/RSVP: Iraq Affinity Group "meets" Tuesday, January 11, 7 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Fri Jan 7 21:19:08 EST 2022

Iraq Affinity Group supporters

I am loathe to send out an email after 5 PM on any day, and especially on 
a Friday (and have in fact been bugging someone else who keeps doing the 
equivalent of that about their habit), BUT I only realized while I was on 
the way to Friday Rally tonight that I forgot to send out this 
announcement earlier this week.


The next meeting of the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group will 
be a conference call held this coming Tuesday, January 11 at 7 PM. Please 
RSVP if you would like the call in number and access code. We also are 
able to host two people (in addition to me) in the office, masks on, 
windows open. If you want a "live space" let me know, first asked, first 
served. Since it's kind of cold and there's a new variant out, Copwatch 
opted to just go virtual this month.

Meetings are generally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month,
more accurately whatever Tuesday falls between the 9th and the 15th of the
month. (It will likely be on the 15th in February and March.)

Here's the proposed agenda for the 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/West Bank, Yemen,
     Korea, Venezuela and the US

7:35 PM Proposed and ongoing actions:
    ---Friday rallies for peace and justice-- Reports/plans
        and Ann Huntwork fund / "US Out Of..." sign
    ---January 7 20 Years of Guantanamo Friday rally - report back
    ---Troops home campaign / letter to Governor 2021
         & Blumenauer, plus war $ home/ Mayor's Conference--updates
    ---Joint Terrorism Task Force campaign-- updates
    ---David Swanson, Sarah Mirk & Zaher Wahab livestream events-- updates
    ---Demilitarize the police campaign-- updates
    ---Emergency response amidst pandemic...? -- update
    ---Actions to oppose war / war crimes on Iran-- discuss
    ---City Council resolutions against wars / Iran & Venezuela --updates
    ---Letter to congressional reps about Yemen / War Powers-- follow up
    ---BDS, City investments and other local actions-- 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 annual meeting February 13
     "Peace Network" fiscal cosponsors & structure (update)
     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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