[act-ma] Coronavirus: Time to End US Sanctions on Iran (Webinar)

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Tue Mar 24 16:49:16 PDT 2020

Coronavirus: Time to End US Sanctions on Iran (Webinar)
Thursday March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ~ Online Webinar
[image: Lift Sanctions on Iran; Stop Coronavirus]
*Lift the Sanctions Now – Stop Coronavirus*

As the US tightens sanctions on Iran, our country is responsible for
impacting that nation’s ability to fight off the coronavirus pandemic. With
21,000 cases and over 1,000 new cases a day, basic medicines are in short
supply. And if the US sanctions are successful in their goal of topping the
regime, we can expect a new wave of refugees — many of whom will carry the

[image: Shahin Tabatabaei]

Shahin Tabatabaei

Born in Tehran, Iran, *Shahin Tabatabaei* now serves as the director of the
Prostate Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital where he performs
Urologic Oncologic surgery. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at
Harvard Medical School.  He received his medical education in Tehran before
moving to the U.S. 25 years ago.  In the last year, he had to travel to
Iran frequently to help with his aging parents’ and in-laws’ medical
conditions. He offers his personal experience regarding the effects of the
U.S. sanctions on people’s lives and, particularly, on the medical system
in Iran.
[image: Jamal Abdi]

Jamal Abdi

*Jamal Abdi* is executive director of National Iranian American Council
(NIAC) Action.  NIAC Action is the grassroots, civic action organization
committed to advancing peace and championing the priorities of the
Iranian-American community.  NIAC Action works to maximize the political
influence of Iranian Americans and the pro-peace community to ensure we
have a powerful voice on the issues that matter to us most, using direct
lobbying efforts in Washington, grassroots advocacy led by NIAC Action
Chapters nationwide, and organized engagement with political candidates by
NIAC Action members.  NIAC Action sent a letter to President Trump, Sec.
Mnuchin, and Sec. Pompeo
Friday, signed by 25 organizations including Peace Action, calling for
suspension of sanctions that impact health care for 120 days due to the
coronavirus pandemic.

<https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0UlJ79EUTsKz_tGDrKnN5Q>*Sign up to
attend* at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0UlJ79EUTsKz_tGDrKnN5Q

First of four webinars on the impact of US sanctions on four nations’
coronavirus response.

*March 26, 7pm:* Iran – Dr. Shahin Tabatabaei of MGH and Jamal Abdi,
executive director of NIAC Action.  *Click here to register

*April 2, 7pm:* Venezuala – Prof. Kevin Young (UMass Amherst) and Atenea
Jiménez Lemon (National Network of Communes in Venezuela).  *See more
and Click
here to register

*April 9, 7pm:* Cuba – Lee Schlenker – International Team member with
Witness for Peace, based in Havana.  *Click here to register*

*April 16, 7pm:* North Korea

Call on Congress to take action:

https://www.facebook.com/events/692051821535791/ and

Sponsored by *Lift the Sanctions Mass*: Massachusetts Peace Action;
Massachusetts Bolivia Solidarity Committee of Western Mass;  Resistance
Center for Peace and Justice; Latin America Solidarity Coaliton of Western
Mass; Boston Democratic Socialists of America; American Friends Service
Committee; Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador; Campaign
for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security; PSL Western Massachusetts; and
NIAC Action. (Organizations please contact us to join this campaign)

*"Not one step back"*

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
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