Kurdish Communities in the US organize nation-wide demonstrations in opposition to the Turkish government’s approval for the invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurdish Communities in the US organize nation-wide demonstrations in opposition to the Turkish government’s approval for the invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan

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
Phone:  404 784 4655
E-Mail: 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
Phone:   408 414 7552
E-Mail:  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: Nyma Ardalan & Raving Barwari
Phone:   +1 (818)633-1390 &  619 318 0544
E-Mail:  nyma@ardalan.org &  Kurdincali@hotmail.com

Nashville, Tennessee
Date: Friday November 2nd, 2007
Time: 2:00
Where: Federal Building
801 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Contact: Rebaz Qeredaxi
Phone: 615 400 3380
E-Mail: 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
E-Mail: kycarizona@gmail.com
Phone: 404 784 4655

Dallas, Texas
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
Time: 1pm-4pm
Where: Ferris Plaza – Outdoor Grounds
Houston and Young St. (Downtown Dallas), Dallas TX
Contact: Nizar Ahmet
Phone: 469 831 8415
E-Mail: 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
Phone:  +1 (800) 716-9619
E-Mail:    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: Corbaan.raza@yahoo.com, jdarbandi@cox.net, askurdee@yahoo.com, gorankurd@yahoo.com
Phone: ?

له دري ژه ي چالاكييه كاني هاو وه لاتياني كورد له ده ره وي كورديستان، وه له سه ر بانگه ي شتي چه ند ري كخراوي سياسي و مه ده ني كورد وه هه ر وه ها ري كخراوي لاواني كورد له  وه لا ته يه ك گر توه كان دا ،خو پيشاندان ي   جه ماوه ر له چه ند ره وژي داهاتودا  وه له چه ند شاري گه وره ي  ئه مريكا ساز ده كري.  ئم خو پيشاندا نه ووي راي مه حكووم كردني هه ره شه كاني سوپاي توركيا، داواي چاره سه ري  ئاشتي خوازانه ي كه ي شه ي كورد له باكوري كورديستان ده كات. بو زانياري زياتر

About Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran(kacdhri)

Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran On November 2005 a group of Kurdish-Americans decided to organize a committee to work on Kurdish issues in Iran and to build a relationship among Iranian opposition groups toward democracy in Iran. The following points clarified a need for organizing and helping the Iranian political parties to come together and to start coordinating their efforts We considered that: 1. Iran is not a homogeneous ethnic society and formidable Iranian opposition parties are aligned with separate ethnic groups. 2. Persians are a minority who has been the dominating power since the end of WWI and all other minority groups have revolted at some point during the 20th century and continue to do so in this century. 3.Kurdish struggle for human rights and self-determination is the longest and most mature democratic national movement in Iran, the only one to have developed a constitution for a democratic society (The Republic of Kurdistan, Mahabad 1947). 4. We considered that any political opposition to the Islamic regime without the involvement of Turkmans, Baluoch, Azeri, Kurd and Arab groups would fail. 5. Almost all Persian nationalist parties have vowed to side with the Islamic regime to “fight” minority groups and democracy. Based on the above ideas and considerations, Kurdish Americans from Iran organized a Committee for Democracy on December 2005. “Kurdish American Committee for democracy in Iran” had a sense of obligation to take an active role in organizing the Iranian opposition groups by:

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