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Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, U.S.Tour of Duty's Real Intelligence Project, and
American Muslim Voice
present

A Neo-CONNED! Event

IRAQ: The Power of Truth in a War Based on Lies

A conversation with

Former Chief UN Weapons Inspector

SCOTT RITTER

Retired Senior CIA Analyst

RAY McGOVERN

Iraqi citizen

FAIZA AL-ARAJI

 

Saturday, March 25, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church

1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto

Doors open 6:00 PM.  Seating is first-come, first-served.

Suggested donation: $10 (nobody turned away)

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 in the first Gulf war.  He wrote the introduction to Neo-CONNED! Again, and will be signing copies immediately following the event. “The important thing to know about Scott Ritter is that he was right.” Seymour Hersh

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. Ray is a member of the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and works for Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C..

FAIZA AL-ARAJI is an engineer who currently lives in Amman, Jordan. She is Shia and her husband is Sunni. Her son, a student at Baghdad University, was arrested by Iraqi officials from the Ministry of the Interior without ever being charged. The family had to pay ransom to secure his release, and then fled to Jordan. Faiza and her sons write a blog called A Family in Baghdad (afamilyinbaghdad.blogspot.com).   

For more information call 650-569-3416/650-387-1994 or visit www.neoconned.info, www.multifaithpeace.org, www.amuslimvoice.org and www.ustourofduty.org.

U.S. TOUR OF DUTY (www.ustourofduty.org), a non-profit project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), supports the anti-war advocacy of Iraq veterans, military families, policy analysts, and performers by organizing public forums, developing communication strategies, and producing video/audio content. 

Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice (www.multifaithpeace.org) is a grassroots interfaith peace group coming together from more than 36 faith communities to put our convictions into action by saying NO to war and YES to peace and justice.  “A time comes when silence is betrayal and that time has come for us.”

American Muslim Voice was founded in July 2003 is a grassroots, nonviolent, inclusive, civil, immigrant and human rights organization building alliances and genuine partnership with like minded groups and individuals to protect and preserve civil liberties and constitutional rights for ALL. Our goal is to bridge the gap between all communities and unite us all under the umbrella of our common humanity.
American Muslim Voice: 39675 Cedar Blvd., Ste. 295-D, Newark, California. 94560
(650) 387-1994.  E-mail: amvoice@amulsimvoice.org   www.amuslimvoice.org

Co-sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Global Exchange,
West Bay Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Northern California
 Inter-religious Conference, United Muslims of America,
Lamorinda Peace and Justice, and Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center.