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March 24 Activist Series SCOTT RITTER, Iraqi Women's Peace Delegation
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oakland
Oakland, CA
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March 24 Activist Series SCOTT RITTER, Iraqi Women's Peace Delegation
Sponsored by Social Justice Committee of Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists-- Former Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector SCOTT RITTER speaks with Faiza Al-Araji, an Iraqi civil engineer, blogger, religious Shia with a Sunni husband, and mother of three, whose family fled to Jordan after one of her sons was  held political prisoner by the Ministry of Interior, at 7 p.m. Friday,  March 24.  Al-Araji is one of 7 Iraqi women visiting the U.S. to educate Americans about Iraq and meet with UN and US officials to call for a peace plan to  end the escalating spiral of violence. The delegation of secular and religious Shia, Sunni and  Kurdish women is promoting a  Women's Call for Peace, signed by over 50,000 women from around the  world. ALSO  SPEAKIN- MEDEA BENJAMIN & Retired Senior CIA Analyst  RAY McGOVERN

SCOTT RITTER was the UN's top weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998.  Before working for the UN he served as an officer in the US Marines and as a ballistic missile adviser to General Schwarzkopf in the first Gulf war.  He wrote the introduction to Neo-CONNED! Again, and will be signing copies immediately following the event.

RAY McGOVERN served as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964 before working as a CIA analyst for 27 years. From 1981 to 1985 he conducted daily briefings for Ronald Reagan's vice president, George Bush, the father of our current president.  Ray is a member of the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.  He wrote a chapter in Neo-CONNED! Again, and will be signing copies immediately following the event.
Co-sponsors:  Code Pink, Global Exchange. U.S. Tour of Duty,KPFA,  Faith Voices for the Common Good, and Light in the Darkness Publications

MEDEA BENJAMIN is the co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink.  She is  powerful and charismatic human rights activist who has struggled for social justice for over 20 years.  Ever since the tragic events of 9/11, Medea has been organizing against a violent response.  In October 2002, she made national news for interrupting Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as he pitched his plans for war against Iraq to Congress.  After the invasion, she traveled several times to Iraq to organize Occupation Watch International Center in Baghdad.  At the start of 2005, Medea accompanied a delegation of U.S. military families to the Iraqi/Jordanian border to bring a shipment of humanitarian aid for people in Falluja and those most in need.

Event Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Oakland at
685 - 14th St. (International Dr. @ Castro/MLK)
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Co-sponsored by Global Echange, Code Pink and U.S. Tour of Duty

The Must-Read Set on Gulf II

"The neo-cons conned us once.  Neo-CONNED! and Neo-CONNED Again! will help to ensure they don't get away with it a second time." - Co

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Oakland
685 - 14th St. @ Castro
Oakland, CA
United States


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