[act-ma] 01/10 Come support Iraqi Refugees in Lowell against Bigotry and Violence

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sat Jan 7 07:05:38 PST 2012


Passing this along

Veterans for Peace have been helping the Iraqi refugees for the past 
couple of years. Many of the Iraqis have had a difficult time. Doctors, 
engineers, lawyers not able to practice their professions in this 
country and if lucky get a job pumping gas or stocking shelves atWhole 
Foods.

Recently two different families have opened restaurants in Lowell. This 
is really the American Dream come true. Not only do these restaurants 
have warm and welcoming decors and atmospheres but the staff are 
extremely friendly and welcoming and did I mention the food is 
delicious. One of those restaurants is the Babylon restaurant, located 
at 25 Merrimack Street in Lowell. Several Smedleys (Smedley Butler 
Brigade Chapter of VFP) have eaten there. Not only is it a great 
restaurant, with fabulous reviews, it is providing jobs for other Iraqis.

Earlier this week a car pulled up in front of the restaurant, someone 
got out a hurled a huge rock through their front window. The owners are 
frightened and so are the Iraqi families members who work at the restaurant.

These Iraqis could use some support. I would like to know how many 
members and friends would be interesting in going to the Babylon 
restaurant for dinner next Tuesday night to show solidarity and support 
for the Iraqi community and this restaurant in particular. I would 
suggest we bring our flags and stand outside the restaurant for a while. 
It would certainly mean a lot to the Iraqi community and send a message 
that veterans and others are supporting these Iraqi refugees who have 
suffered so much and have lost so much. It would be great if as many 
Iraq Vets and others as possible join us for dinner.

Tues. Jan 10th  6 to 9 PM

Join us!
Carpool!

See
http://www.facebook.com/events/251957951537136/

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