This Friday and Monday in Charlottesville, Va. Oppose an Attack on Iran

Join Us on Friday July 18 and Monday July 21 to Oppose an Attack on Iran

STREET THEATER AND PETITIONING
Friday, July 18th, 2008
6 p.m. on at the Freedom of Expression Wall on the Downtown Mall

This Friday evening, visitors to Charlottesville, Virginia’s Downtown Mall during the free Fridays After Five concert will see giant puppets on stilts, posters and banners, hundreds of people wearing free “Don’t Attack Iran” stickers, and dozens of people collecting signatures on a petition to urge Charlottesville City Council to take a position against the United States attacking Iran. Please meet us near the Freedom of Expression Wall at any time from 6 p.m. on. Please, if you can, bring signs and posters opposing an attack on Iran.

Here’s the resolution we’ll be urging City Council to pass:
http://charlottesvillepeace.org/iranresolution

Here’s a blank petition form you can print and collect signatures on anytime anywhere:
http://charlottesvillepeace.org/files/iranpetition.pdf

This Friday is a national day of events opposing war on Iran organized by:
http://iraqmoratorium.org

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FORUM: “ALTERNATIVES TO ATTACKING IRAN”, with Helena Cobban and Carah Ong
Monday, July 21st, 2008
7 p.m. at the Albemarle County Office Building in Charlottesville, Va.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday evening, we’ll be presenting a free public forum on alternatives to attacking Iran, featuring remarks by Carah Ong and Helena Cobban.

Carah Ong is the Iran Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (www.armscontrolcenter.org) where her work focuses on Iran and the greater Middle East. She most recently visited Iran in February and March 2008. She currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the Alsos Digital Library on Nuclear Issues at Washington and Lee University and is a consultant to the Peace and Security Funders Group, based in Charlottesville. In Fall 2008, Ong will be a graduate student in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. She blogs at http://irannuclearwatch.blogspot.com

Helena Cobban, who for 17 years was a columnist on global affairs for The Christian Science Monitor, is the author of the newly-published citizen’s handbook “Re-engage! America and World After Bush”. She is a member of Charlottesville Friends Meeting (Quakers), a longtime supporter of CCPJ, and blogs at http://JustWorldNews.org . She last visited Iran in December 2004. Copies of “Re-engage!” will be available at the event.

The Albemarle County Office Building is located at the intersection of McIntire Road and Preston Avenue in downtown Charlottesville, Va., at 401 McIntire Road.

This Monday’s event is part of a national effort organized by:
http://www.unitedforpeace.org

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Cosponsoring the events on the 18th and 21st are: Batesville Action Coalition, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice (CCPJ), Charlottesville CodePINK:Women for Peace, DontAttackIran.org, Little Flower Catholic Worker, and the People United.

Here’s a flyer promoting the events on Friday and Monday:
http://charlottesvillepeace.org/files/cvilleiranflyer.pdf

Here’s a two-sided flyer promoting Monday’s event and providing more information:
http://afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/iran2sideflyer.pdf

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Busses to Demonstration Against Attacking Iran
Saturday, August 2nd

A committee of CCPJ is working to reserve busses so that we can all demonstrate in Washington, D.C., and/or Virginia Beach on August 2nd, a national day of action organized by:
http://stopwaroniran.org

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Promoting Resolution at City Council Meeting
Tuesday, August 4th
Charlottesville City Hall

Please mark these dates on your calendars now and plan on them. Thanks!

MORE INFORMATION: 434-961-6278
http://charlottesvillepeace.org