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Kurds in the US organize nation-wide demonstrations

by Raving Barwari Friday, Nov. 02, 2007 at 2:56 AM

This week, several Kurdish communities across the United States are expected to demonstrate in several cities in opposition to the Turkish government's approval for the invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan. The youth of the Kurdish-American communities in each city have coordinated with one another to launch demonstrations on the same dates in order to express a unified opposition to the recent developments in Turkey and the Turkish government's decision to invade Iraqi Kurdistan. Event in LA area is following: Los Angeles, California Date: Friday November 2nd, 2007 Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm Where: Turkish Consulate 6300 Wilshire BLVD Los Angeles CA Contact: Raving Barwari 619 318 0544 Kurdincali@hotmail.com

This week, several Kurdish communities across the United States are expected to demonstrate in several cities in opposition to the Turkish government's approval for the invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan. The youth of the Kurdish-American communities in each city have coordinated with one another to launch demonstrations on the same dates in order to express a unified opposition to the recent developments in Turkey and the Turkish government's decision to invade Iraqi Kurdistan.

Kurdish communities have organized protests in several cities including Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN, Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, and Washington DC. The demonstrations in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nashville, Phoenix and San Francisco are expected to take place on November 2nd, 2007 and in Dallas, TX on November 3rd, 2007. The demonstrations in New York and Washington DC will take place on November 5th, 2007 to coincide with the visit of the Turkish prime minister in Washington DC.

Demonstrations will be highlighting the importance of preventing a Turkish invasion of the only peaceful part of Iraq, and recognizing the legitimacy of the Kurdistan Regional Government and its potential role in a peaceful process to solve the conflict existing in the region. The demonstrations will also highlight the importance of belief that a political and peaceful solution is the only viable solution to the conflict, and that the peace offerings and Kurdish rebel ceasefires negotiated and supported by members of the Iraqi government should be recognized as important developments to the progression of peace in the region.

Representatives in each of the cities are urging members of Kurdish and non-Kurdish communities in America to show their support and join the demonstrations.

The information for each city is as follows:

Atlanta, Georgia

Date: Friday November 2nd, 2007

Time: 1:00- 4:00pm

Where: Russell Federal Building (behind old INS)

75 Spring Street SW

Atlanta GA 30303

Contact: Ara Alan

404 784 4655

araalan@gmail.com

San Francisco, California

Date: Friday November 2nd, 2007

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: 1 Dr C B Goodlett Pl

San Francisco, CA 94102

Contact: Goran Sadjadi

408 414 7552

kurdishreliefaid@gmail.com

Los Angeles, California

Date: Friday November 2nd, 2007

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Turkish Consulate

6300 Wilshire BLVD

Los Angeles CA

Contact: Raving Barwari

619 318 0544

Kurdincali@hotmail.com

Nashville, Tennessee

Date: Friday November 2nd, 2007

Time: 2:00

Where: Federal Building

801 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact: Rebaz Qeredaxi

615 400 3380

rqaradagh21@gmail.com

Phoenix, Arizona

Date: Friday November 2nd, 2007

Time: 3:00-6:00pm

Where: Arizona State Capital

1700 W. Washington St.

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Contact: Vian Kurdistani

kycarizona@gmail.com

404 784 4655

Dallas, Texas

Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2007

Time: 1pm-4pm

Where: Ferris Plaza - Outdoor Grounds

Houston and Young St. (Downtown Dallas)

Dallas TX

Contact: Nizar Ahmet

469 831 8415

Pesh20@gmail.com

New York, New York

Date: Monday, November 5th, 2007

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: United Nations, New York, NY

Ralph Bunche Park

at 42nd Street and 1st Avenue (across the street)

Contact: Newroz Samo

+1 (800) 716-9619

NoTurkishInvasionNYC@gmail.com

Washington DC

Date: Monday, November 5th, 2007

Time: 10:00am

Where: White House Sidewalk and Lafayette Park

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,

Washington, DC 20500

Contact: Saqi Barzani

(703) 801-5228



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