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Iran and the JCPOA

Over forty years of U.S.-Iran tensions may soon reach their breaking point., with Iran’s nuclear program nearing “undetectable breakout” status and U.S. “maximum pressure sanctions” choking Iran’s economy. Joe Biden entered office with a pledge to restore the agreement struck under the Obama Administration to freeze Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, and to provide diplomatic pathways to resolve the conflict.
 
But Biden has failed to pivot from Donald Trump’s Iran policies and may allow the nuclear deal — and the prospects for averting disastrous war and proliferation in the Middle East — to die on his watch. Jamal Abdi is the President of the National Iranian American Council and the founding Executive Director of NIAC Action, the group’s sister organization. Abdi first joined NIAC’s team as Policy Director in 2009 following his work in the US Congress as Policy Advisor on foreign policy, national security and immigration issues.

Jamal has written for The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and USA Today and is a frequent guest contributor in print, radio, and television, including appearances on CNN, NPR, and Al Jazeera. About NHPA’s bi-weekly Zoom Peace & Justice Conversation Series: 2020’s upheavals brought us to a new moment of reckoning and possibility. How do we want to live in the world? What do we value? How can we make the changes we’ve been yearning for? NH Peace Action has been engaged in working for change for decades. We’d like to bring you into these conversations about issues and options for the future. There is no charge to attend, but your contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated:

How the Media Sells War

At all levels of media and education, and in most nations, but especially ours, the selling of war hinges on nationalism and the glorification of war are intentionally weaved into messaging to convince people that it is acceptable to participate in state-sponsored mass killing.

Join Dr. Leo Sandy for an exploration and discussion of how pervasive militarism and nationalism are used to sell war to young people and all of us.

Dr. Sandy hopes to help us understand the ways we might challenge the persistent propaganda of empire and short-circuit the war machine

These Times Through the Eyes of a Veteran

NH Peace Action director, Will Hopkins, shares his view of current events and possible paths forward. His perspective has been shaped by more than a decade of peace activism and by being a US combat veteran. Will intends to give an overview of current events including Ukraine, Yemen, and Iran and talk about what you might be able to do to further the cause of peace over the summer and beyond.

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