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Iraqi Activists in Kurdistan Participating in the 2007 LaOnf Week of Nonviolence


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ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is honored to share with our friends and allies the work of LaOnf - an extraordinary network of Iraqi peace activists who are building a nonviolent movement for a free, stable and peaceful Iraq.


WHAT IS LAONF?

LaOnf (an Arabic word that roughly translates to "non-violence") is a network formed in 2006 by Iraqi activists. LaOnf joins together Iraqi civil society organizations to create and support nonviolent strategies to oppose occupation, terrorism and corruption in Iraq. In a little over two years LaOnf has grown into a national network of over 100 Iraqi organizations, including student groups, unions, women's groups, and humanitarian organizations that form LaOnf chapters in every governorate (state) of Iraq, with a democratically elected decision making structure on the governorate and national level. In 2007, 42 LaOnf member organizations created a week of coordinated nonviolent actions that took place in 10 of Iraq's 18 governorates. The next LaOnf week of nonviolence is planned for early October, 2008.

BUILDING SOLIDARITY

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is partnering with many U.S. peace allies including Voices for Creative Nonviolence, United for Peace and Justice, American Friends Service Committee, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Beyond War, Nonviolent Peaceforce, and Codepink: Women for Peace to bring American peace activists into contact with the work of LaOnf.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

You can take part by attending or signing up to host a DVD screening of the documentary video "Mesalla: Activists in Iraq," directed by filmmaker and activist Alberto Arce. "Mesalla" chronicles the 2007 week of nonviolent action organized by LaOnf activists in Iraqi Kurdistan. These DVD screenings are the first stage in our campaign to build international solidarity for LaOnf. The International Solidarity Campaign for LaOnf is a joint initiative of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Un Ponte Per and NoVA.

We invite you to join with us!

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