CASMII sponsored meeting in NY: What we need to know to resist a war against Iran
STOPPING THE WAR
BEFORE IT STARTS: WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW TO RESIST A WAR AGAINST IRAN
and Timothy Mitchell
Action Wednesdays Against War **
April 26 at 7:30pm
Judson Memorial Church (directions
may face no greater challenge from a single country than from Iran.
... If necessary, under long-standing principles of
self defense, we do not rule out the use of force before attacks
- United States National Security
Strategy 2006. http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss/2006/nss2006.pdf
of mass destruction
People in need of
liberation and democracy
Open calls for regime
Three years into the war on
Iraq the same rumors and stereotypes
are being deployed, only this time, with multilateral support ? and against
States of America, which remains the only
country to have ever used an atomic weapon against a civilian population and
today has 890 permanent military bases in 130 countries, continues to talk about
imminent threats to its security.
is this like and unlike the lead-up to attacking Iraq?
about Iran's alleged pursuit of nuclear
Or regime change? Is this about oil?
Does international law
have a role to play?
Why aren't we mobilizing against deeper sanctions and a
war on Iran?
How can we do things
differently this time?
Join Action Wednesdays Against
War for this important conversation, designed to provide critical
information about the crisis and opportunities for solidarity with progressive
political movements in Iran and with anti-war forces
throughout the world.
Ervand Abrahamian is Distinguished Professor of
History at the City University of New York, and has written extensively on
modern Iran. His books include Iran Between Two
Revolutions, The Iranian
Essays on the Islamic Republic, Tortured Confessions, and a co-authored
work titled Inventing the Axis of Evil: The
Truth About North Korea,
Iran, and Syria. He has been a
regular commentator on Iran and a guest on "Democracy Now!"
His articles include "Neocons and their Nemeses in
Iran" boundary 2 (Spring 2005) and
"Iran: The next Target?" Global Agenda (2005). http://www.globalagendamagazine.com/2005/ervandabrahamian.asp
Kaveh Ehsani is the co-editor of the journal Goft-o-Gu
in Tehran, and an editor of Middle East
Report (MERIP) in Washington DC.
He has published widely in Persian and English on Iranian politics and relations
with the United States, and
on urbanization and regional development in Iran. He is a
director of the Jomhur Cultural and Social Research
Association in Tehran. Some of his most recent articles for
"Neo-Conservatives, Hardline Clerics and the Bomb" (Winter 2004), "Round 12 for
Iran's Reformists" (January
2004), and "Iran's Presidential Runoff: The Long
View" (June 2005).
Professor of Politics and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, and currently directs the International Center for Advanced Studies at NYU. His
books, Colonising Egypt,
Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity,
and the edited collection Questions of
Modernity, and his articles on the political economy of oil have
helped transform the study of the Middle East.
His articles include "McJihad: Islam in the U.S.
Global Order" Social Text
2003) and "The Limits of the State" American Political Science Review
Leili Kashani is a Ph.D. student in the joint
program in History and Middle East and Islamic Studies at New York University. She has been a student council
member at The International Society for
Iranian Studies, and is an editor at Arab Studies Journal.
She helped organize the World Tribunal on Iraq (NY
session, May 2004) and is part of the Action Wednesdays Against War organizing collective. She is also part of the
"Global Movements, Urban Struggles" radio collective and co-produced a show
about a possible US-led attack on Iran on March 21. http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/060321_100002gmus.MP3
by Arab Studies Journal, Brecht Forum, Campaign Against Sanctions and Military
Intervention in Iran (CASMII), Left Turn, Middle East Report,
Persian Cultural Society (NYU), Students for Justice in Palestine (NYU), United
for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), War Resisters League, and Youth Solidarity Summer
Our thanks to the staff and
congregation of Judson Church for the use of this space.
Judson continues to
be a beacon for free spirits in the arts and politics and a leader among
progressive faith communities in the city and nation for over 100
* Judson Memorial Church is located at 55 Washington Square
South (between Thompson and Sullivan
directions, please see http://www.judson.org/directions.htm
** Action Wednesdays Against War
is a collective
that meets at the Brecht Forum (www.brechtforum.org) to provide a space for dialogue
in the anti-war movement.
For more information contact: email@example.com
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