List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-07-09

    Stop the Coming War With Iran!

    Seattle Wednesday - July 9, 2008     06:00 PM

    Stop the Coming War With Iran!

    PLEASE JOIN US FOR A DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT WE, AS COMPASSIONATE HUMANITARIANS AND CONCERNED PLANETARY CITIZENS, CAN AND MUST DO TO STOP IT…

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    Information
    Event InfoHost:
    Whatcom Human Rights Task Force
    Type:
    Meetings - Informational Meeting
    Time and PlaceDate:
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008
    Time:
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location:
    WWU Fairhaven College Auditorium
    City/Town:
    Bellingham, WA
    Contact InfoPhone:
    3607332233
    Email:
    whrtf@whrtf.org
    Description
    WHY
    •The UN’s Int’l Atomic Energy Agency has consistently found no evidence that Iran is building a nuclear weapon (ala Iraqi WMD). Even our own intelligence agencies agreed in the Dec. ’07 Nat’l Intelligence Estimate.
    •It is ridiculous and naïve to claim, as John McCain has, that Iran is somehow allied w/ al Qaeda. They are not.
    •A war with Iran would be devastating for all. Iran is a much larger country, with three times the population of Iraq. And, unlike Iraq, Iran actually has an air force, ballistic missiles, a navy, and a large, well-trained army.
    •War w/ Iran would undoubtedly send Iraq spiraling into utter chaos, and quite likely engulf the entire region.
    •America simply can not afford another reckless war, either in terms of treasure or blood; nor int’l good will.
    •We may not like the rulers of Iran, but a US military strike would only strengthen their support among Iranians.

    HOW
    •Inform yourself; investigate; ask question; seek answers.
    •Write/call your Rep./Sen. and tell them to vote against these disastrous resolutions and to oppose war with Iran.
    •Support local and national peace/justice/human rights organizations; there really is strength in numbers.
    •Inform others; encourage them to oppose war with Iran.
    •Contact your local media outlets—letters to the editor, phone calls to your local TV/radio stations, etc.
    •Organize! Protest! Make your opposition truly heard!
    •Support local anti-war resolutions by your city council.

    The Bush Administration is eager for a war with Iran:
    • An unwavering policy of forced “regime change”
    • Their pro-war rhetoric has heated up a bit recently, closely matching messages we heard pre-Iraq War
    • Serious opposition at even the highest levels of the armed services has been increasingly silenced
    • New information is revealed on a weekly basis about enhanced preparations for a military strike

    Unfortunately, Congress is now fueling the fire with two new pro-Iran War resolutions:
    • Res. 362 in the House; Res. 580 in the Senate
    • These resolutions call for a complete blockade of Iran (land, air and sea). This is essentially an act of war, and would certainly be seen as such by Iran.

    This event is a part of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force “Let’s Talk” Open Forum Series

    Next Monthly Meeting of BAIAD

    Bay Area - South Bay Wednesday - July 9, 2008     06:30 PM

    Please join us for our next meeting:



    Date: Wed, 7/9

    Time: 6:30pm

    Place: Keller Williams Silicon Valley Realty Office

    Main Conference room

    Address: 2542 S. Bascom Ave, Suite #100

    Campbell , CA 95008

    See you there!

    Agenda:



    1. Open discussion of the latest political news
    2. Discuss the upcoming BAIAD event about 2008 Presidential Election (with Honorable Steve Westly as the keynote speaker)
    3. Other issues / Open discussion

    -------------------------------------------------
    Minutes of the last meeting on June 19th at the Keller Williams office in Campbell :



    - There was an open discussion about presidential elections and US foreign policy toward Iran

    - All candidates for BAIAD’s Board of Directors introduced themselves and spoke of what kind of leadership and contribution they intend to bring into the Board

    - All members present voted by secret ballet

    - The votes (including the online votes) were tallied (and double-checked) by non-candidates

    - The following 6 people were elected to BAIAD’s Board of Directors for a 1-year term:

    o Mariam Ghazvini

    o Sousan Manteghi-Safakish

    o Mehrdad Moayedzadeh

    o Griff Nelson

    o Mehdi Safipour

    o Morteza Tajally

    - Mehdi and Mehrdad shared that Steve Westly, California Campaign Co-Chair of Obama for President, has accepted BAIAD’s invitation to speak at our next major public event

    - The date of that event is Sunday, September 7, 2008

    - We discussed various aspects of that event and began organizing it and dividing tasks



    Sincerely,

    Bay Area Iranian-American Democrats

    It's time to take a stand!

    www.baiad.org
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