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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, January 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recentlyreturned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughout the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt's office to develop opposition to the war in Congress.
The purpose of this paper is to set forth AFSC’s understanding of the background to the US led war in Iraq, observations about the consequences for Iraq and its people, and the regional impact. One of the great tragedies of the cycle of war is the perennial failure to commit the resources and attention necessary to build the peace. Some conclusions relevant to policy going forward are set forth, along with recommendations for a US response.
Ira Harritt, KC Program Coordinator, spoke at the “Rally for Bradley” in support of Manning’s human and civil rights and status as whistleblower. Harritt spoke to the larger context of Manning imprisonment stating: "We, not the terrorists, not an enemy out there, have destroyed too much of what we value in America. It has long been recognized that the first casualty of war is the truth and this is being acted out on a daily basis. Too many lies, too many secrets and too much misinformation have been foisted upon the American public in the pursuit of war."
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