May 23, 2008 Hilo peace Vigil leaflet (BIP)

The U.S. Role in Iraq:

Liberator, Occupier, or Peacemaker?

Iraqi Journalist

Raed Jarrar

Monday, May 26, 2008

6 to 8 pm

Church of the Holy Cross

(440 Lanikaula St. - across from UHH)

*Free and Open to the Public

Parallels between the U.S. invasion, occupation and "regime change" in Hawai'i more than a century ago and the present war and occupation in Iraq.

Raed Jarrar, is a journalist with first hand knowledge about the impacts of the war and occupation in his country. He provides an informed analysis of the political situation in Iraq that needs to be heard more widely. His articles are on Foreign Policy in Focus, Counterpunch, Alternet. He has been on Democracy Now, as well as other media outlets. He has a blog: raed in the middle. You can see Raed's bio at:

After the U.S.-led invasion, Jarrar became the country director for CIVIC Worldwide, the only door-to-door casualty survey group in post-war Iraq. He then established Emaar, (meaning "reconstruction" in Arabic), a grassroots organization that provided humanitarian and political aid to Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs). Emaar delivered medicine and food as well as helped initiate micro-enterprise projects for IDPs. Additionally, Emaar engaged in political advocacy on behalf of displaced populations.

End the War and Occupation!

U.S. Toops Out Now!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola`a (Kurtistown),

Hawai`i 96760. Phone (808) 966-7622 Email

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