Friday, December 31, 2010

Big Powers Meet Iran - Why is Iran Targeted for Sanctions and War Threats?

The U.S. and Israel purport that Iran's nuclear program is a threat to other countries in the region, but is this really true? Iranian nuclear physicists have been kidnapped and assassinated, recent Wiki-leaks cables revealed that last year the U.S. agreed to "quietly transfer" bunker-busting bombs to Israel, and on December 21, the United States Congress unilaterally imposed more stringent sanctions on Iran and its representatives. Who is threatening whom?
Come hear a panel of speakers who will discuss what these events reveal about U.S. and Israeli foreign policy and present up-dates on Iran's stance in negotiations.

Friday, January 14, 2011       Time: 7 – 9 PM

Place: Grace & St. Paul’s Church
123 West 71st Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway)
New York, NY 10023 (Subway very close)


Brian Becker is the National Coordinator of A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition, an anti-racist, anti-war organization working to prevent intervention and war, and defend civil and human rights of working people at home and abroad. Mr. Becker is an experienced organizer in the political arena of the U.S., which has given an impetus to broadening the anti-war movement.

Ray McGovern is a former Intelligence Analyst who worked for over 27 years in seven U.S. administrations. Ray, a native NY’er, graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University. In 2003, together with other former CIA employees, McGovern founded the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity or VIPS. In January 2006, in Atlanta, McGovern publicly challenged Donald Rumsfeld in what became a mini-debate on live TV (lots of coverage on YouTube). Mr. McGovern was recently arrested along with 134 other peace advocates and U.S. Veterans calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nima Shirazi is a political commentator and writes the website His analysis of United States foreign policy and Middle East issues can also be found in numerous other online and print publications.

Sponsored by: American Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC) Endorsed by: WESPAC Mid-East Committee, David Swanson,, PakUSA Freedom Forum, Phil Wilayto, Author, “In Defense of Iran…”, Elliot Abrams - Veterans for Peace*, The Granny Peace Brigade, NYC Coalition to Stop Islamophobia  (List in formation) Email Contact: or call: 914-273-8852 *For Identification Only

1 comment:

  1. :) It's all about the "Peace Pipeline," the IPI gas pipeline, from Iran thru Pakistan to India. The US congress and their business, banking, MIC supporters want the TAPI gas pipeline, (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India) built instead. (Which, BTW, is why we continue warring in Afghanistan, and which was the catalyst for 911)

    After all, building and of these "competing gas pipelines) would result in more gas and oil flowing, and a reduction in price. It would mean a huge impact on the Saudi near monopoly on both the flow of Oil and gas, and the price. Perhaps the saudis are not keen to have this competition?