The November project meeting will take place on Monday, November 18th at 1:30 PM at FUUSA. Two days later we will be hosting an event on budget priorities at UAlbany’s uptown campus.(See events sidebar for details)
Will also continue the discussions about inviting Lindsay Koshgarian in the spring as a speaker at our annual meeting the second week of April, or possibly for a different date. Lindsay is part of the National Priorities Project, emphasizing defense. It is affiliated with the Institute for Policy Studies.
And there is also an ongoing discussion about a possible facilitated retreat for members of Women Against War in the spring.
This is our regular monthly project meeting for November. As usual we will continue to educate ourselves and lobby for an end to US support for the Saudi led war on Yemen..
The amendments to the NDAA, which has been postponed until November, still need to be added and the amended bill passed. We agreed to contact our senators and representatives to urge them to work to get these amendments included in the bill and to get the bill passed. Representative Paul Tonko is on the committee reconciling the Senate and House versions, so he should be contacted, too.
In light of the escalating tensions with Iran since Trump pulled out of the JCPOA and since the trump administration has imposed maximum financial pressures, we are trying to work to encourage the EU to provide financial relief for Iran and to place great emphasis on repealing the 2002 AUMF that allows trump to take military action without Congressional authorization.
Iran updates and actions we can take (including post card supply): We have a supply of Hands off Iran postcards that people can use to lobby our representatives. We are planning to include them in our tabling at the Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair: Sat, Nov 16, 10-4, Armory at Sage College
YOU ARE INVITED:
STEPHANIE SAVELL, Co-Director and researcher at the COSTS OF WAR PROJECT at Brown University, will speak on Wednesday, November 20th at the uptown U ALBANY campus from 2:45-4:05 in Room “Biology 248”. *
Her talk is titled:
The COST OF WAR PROJECT: What Every Citizen – Voter, Activist,Journalist – Needs to Know About the True Costs of Endless War
The COSTS OF WAR PROJECT seated in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown consists of “ a team of 35 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in 2011. We use research and a public website to facilitate debate about the costs of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the related violence in Pakistan and Syria.”
THE COSTS OF WAR PROJECT has as its “aim to foster democratic discussion of these wars by providing the fullest possible account of their human, economic, and political costs, and to foster better informed public policies.”
This talk has been organized by Women Against War’s Pathways to Peace Committee working in collaboration with members of the United University Professions’ (UUP) Peace and Justice Committee and the Journalism as well as Anthropology Departments.
The talk is free and open to the public.
COME: learn more about the informative work of this compelling and comprehensive research project!
COME: hear the conversation about national security and foreign policy issues which should be happening on every electoral debate stage.
COME: reaffirm your belief that a world without war is not only possible – it is imperative! ……..
*Bio 248 is on the east side of the UAlbany Academic Podium. Two nearby parking lots can be found on Collins Circle, on the north side of the Podium)
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