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The US and Afghanistan: A Fateful Partnership
a presentation with Professor Zaher Wahab
Monday, June 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Streaming live on Youtube at

Join Peace and Justice Works (PJW) Iraq Affinity Group for an evening with Professor Zaher Wahab speaking on "The US and Afghanistan: A Fateful Partnership." The event will be live streamed on Monday, June 29 at 7 PM at the PJW youtube page: The all-important discussion about racism, police accountability and the militarization of police is directly related to US foreign policy, which is why PJW has Portland Copwatch as a project group as well as the Iraq Affinity Group.

Professor Wahab is an Afghan American who taught at Lewis and Clark College for four decades before teaching at the American University in Afghanistan for six years ending in October 2019. Frequently visiting the country before then, he witnessed the US Occupation over 18+ years.

While Donald Trump negotiated a treaty with the Taliban (bypassing the Afghan government) and claims he wants American troops out, the agreement allows the US to leave 8500 troops in Afghanistan. The US continues to conduct airstrikes, frequently killing civilians.

Professor Wahab will describe a country riddled with violence and corruption, made all the worse by an ongoing US presence.

The event will be hosted by Ani Haines, a well known area media personality who spent decades at KBOO-FM community radio.

Instructions for adding to the Q&A period will be posted at the time of the event.

The presentation is coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group. Cosponsors include Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 and Eastside Democratic Club. Endorsers include Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Individuals for Justice and others.

This talk was originally scheduled for the end of February 2020 but delayed by the Governor's stay-at-home orders. PJW is pleased to have supportive allies helping us make the technological leap to an online event.

For more information, especially if your group would like to cosponsor or endorse this event, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or

NOTE In the lead-up to the event, you can share out this (silent) promotional video and this listing on the Portland Mercury's events calendar:

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Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Page posted June 17, 2020, last updated June 26, 2020


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