Iraq

Turning Combat Boots into Ploughshares: Boot Distribution

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

The Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) announces, on the eve of Veterans’ Day, the retirement of the Missouri and Kansas Eyes Wide Open (EWO) Exhibits, the widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The memorial exhibit includes over 200 combat boots tagged with the names of Missouri and Kansas troops and shoes tagged with the names of civilians killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars.

Pot-Luck Dinner with Visiting Author Greg Muttitt

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

Join us for a pot-luck dinner and a chance to meet visiting British author Greg Muttitt as he discusses his new book Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq.

Since 2003, Greg has tracked how western oil interests pursued their agenda through the occupation of Iraq.  Central to his story is the struggle of Iraqi oil workers and activists to control their future.  Greg's work is well known in Iraq and in the international anti-war movement, and has had a central influence on policy debates in Baghdad.

Brown Bag Lunch - Visiting Author Greg Muttitt Discusses Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for a conversation with British author Greg Muttitt about his new book Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq.  

Since 2003, Greg has tracked how western oil interests pursued their agenda through the occupation of Iraq.  Central to his story is the struggle of Iraqi oil workers and activists to control their future.  Greg's work is well known in Iraq and in the international anti-war movement, and has had a central influence on policy debates in Baghdad. 

Visiting Author Greg Muttitt Discusses Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Meet visiting British author Greg Muttitt for a discussion on his new book Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq.  

Since 2003, Greg has tracked how western oil interests pursued their agenda through the occupation of Iraq.  Central to his story is the struggle of Iraqi oil workers and activists to control their future.  Greg's work is well known in Iraq and in the international anti-war movement, and has had a central influence on policy debates in Baghdad. 

Legacies of Iraq War - Lucky Garcia Part #1

Part #1: Lucky Garcia served in the Army for 8 years attaining the rank of Sergeant. She was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2006 where she worked with Iraqis gathering intelligence and in the process gaining insight into Iraqis' lives. She shares her perspectives on the legacies of the Iraq war for both U.S. troops and for Iraqi citizens.

Legacies of War and Lessons for the Future

 

On  March 19, the Anniversary of the Iraq war, at UMKC a panel provided five insightful perspectives on the legacy of the Iraq war and lessons for the future. Several peacemaking groups such as AFSC were exploring the factors that might avoid a repetition of war with Iran.

9 Anniversary - Time to Reflect

Ninth Anniversary of Iraq War a good time to reflect on the legacies of the Iraq war and the U.S.’s obsession with military action.

Windows and Mirrors Pittsburgh

 The turnout to see the Windows and Mirrors exhibit, American Friends Service Committee’s wonderful traveling exhibit of art on Afghanistan from artists around the country, has been very gratifying. Over 800 people attended the opening, which coincided with a downtown gallery crawl. Many of the people attending would not normally come to AFSC events. In all about 1,100 people attended the events or saw the exhibit during the two weeks it was being shown. 

Legacies of Iraq War / Lessons for U.S. Iran Policy

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

How do we evaluate the legacy of nine years of war in Iraq and prevent our repeating mistakes in Iran and elsewhere?

First steps are facing the truth about how the U.S. public was manipulated and frightened into accepting war and the truth about the devastation the war has wrought for Iraq and the U.S.

Hear a panel speak about the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S., analysis of U.S. Iran relations and how lessons from Iraq can guide U.S. Iran policy.

Panel members include:

Flyer Legacies of Iraq War

Flyer for March 19, 2012, 7:00pm, Legacies of the Iraq War / Lessons for U.S. Iran Policy

UMKC, Haag Hall, Rm 301

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