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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:

Raed Jarrar, Getting Things Straight on Iraq

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.

Iraq Timeline 1970-2011

This timeline covers major developments in the relationship between the United States the Iraq since 1970.

Iraq Background Report

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.

Comments at Manning Rally by Ira Harritt

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."

Statewide Peace Rally to Mark Anniversary of US Wars in the Middle East

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Why are we continuing the two longest wars in American History?  Iowa’s cost for the Iraq War for just this year is $490 million.

This rally is in solidarity with national rally in Washington, DC on March 19th, led by the Veterans For Peace, and in solidarity with other US rallies to be held on the 19th

Support the troops-bring them home.  Wage Peace.

Scheduled speakers:

  Ed Flaherty - President, Iowa Veterans for Peace

"End War, Build Peace, Heal Our World" march and rally

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 2:00pm

March and rally marking 8th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq, and calling for an end to the wars/occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Featured speakers will be Maryam Shansab, an Afghan-American grad student at Tufts, and Adrienne Kinne of Iraq Veterans Against the War.  The march and rally will also feature the Leftist Marching Band, from Portsmouth NH.  Marchers will gather at 6 Loudon Rd, in the parking lot, at 2 PM, and march to State House Plaza for the 2:30 PM rally. 

Tom Hayden, "Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Leading anti-war advocate and political activist Tom Hayden will discuss the debate over the best way to pursue social change. He argues that social change begins at the invisible margins, gives rise to social movements, and then inevitably becomes involved in mainstream politics.

I Know I'm Not Alone film showing

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 3:00pm

Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.”

The next film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, is “I Know I’m Not Alone,” a documentary that follows musician and humans rights worker Michael Franti as he captures the costs of global conflicts in war-torn Iraq, Israel, and occupied Palestine with only a few friends, video equipment, and his guitar.

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