[act-ma] BOSTON NO WAR ON SYRIA PROTEST SAT, JULY 20, 1 PM, PARK ST.
marilynl at alumni.neu.edu
Wed Jul 10 13:09:13 PDT 2013
Please forward widely.
Stop the U.S./NATO/Israeli war
& all forms of intervention against Syria!
Self-determination free from outside intervention
for the Syrian people!
Fund people's needs, not the military! U.S. Out of the Middle East!
Saturday, July 20, Park St., 1:00 pm
Representatives of Boston groups organizing the Park St. rally include UJP,
UNAC, Veteran's For Peace, ANSWER, International Action Center, MetroWest
Peace Action, Mass. Peace Action, and the Committee for Peace and Human
Join us for the Boston protest!
We will be distributing flyers protesting US intervention in Syria to
commuters at Ruggles Station on Thursday, July 18, 4-5:30 pm. Please join
We have enclosed a call to national action for a Saturday, July 20, 1 pm,
Park St. rally against the escalation of U.S. wars moves in Syria. Initiated
by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), the national call for local
actions was jointly issued by UNAC, ANSWER (Act Now to End War & Racism) ,
United for Peace and Justice, World Can't Wait, International Action Center,
Veterans for Peace, The Green Party of the U.S., USPCN, and hundreds of
others. (See list of national endorsers below following the national call.)
The united national call reads as follows:
United Statement and Call for Action
to Oppose U.S./NATO and Israeli War on Syria
No more wars - U.S. out of the Middle East!
National Days of Action, June 28- July 17, 2013
The White House's June 13th announcement that it would begin directly
supplying arms to the opposition in Syria is a dramatic escalation of the
U.S./NATO war against that country. Thousands of U.S. troops and
intelligence personnel are training opposition forces and coordinating
operations in Turkey and Jordan. Israel, the recipient of more than $3
billion annually in U.S. military aid has carried out heavy bombing raids
against Syria. The Pentagon has developed plans for a "no-fly" zone over
Syria, threatening a new U.S. air war.
The pretext for this escalation is the assertion, presented without any
actual evidence, that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in the
conflict that has been raging for more than two years.
Like their predecessors, President Obama and other top U.S. officials
pretend to be concerned about "democracy" and "human rights" in Syria, but
their closest allies in the campaign against Syria are police-state,
absolute monarchies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Once again the so-called
"Responsibility to protect," R2P, is used as a pretext for NATO to dominate
Just as the false claim of "weapons of mass destruction" was used as
justification for the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, the
allegations that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian military is meant
to mask the real motives of Washington and its allies. Their aim is to carry
out "regime change," as part of the drive to create a "new Middle East."
The invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S.-backed Israeli war in Lebanon in
2006, the 2011 NATO bombing of Libya, the now-escalating war in Syria and
the growing threats against Iran are part of a coordinated regional effort
by the United States, Britain and France to dominate this oil-rich and
The U.S. government cuts basic services and has eliminated hundreds of
thousands of public sector workers jobs in the last three years in the name
of a discredited austerity which has destroyed the economy, but has
unlimited billions available for wars of aggression and NSA surveillance of
almost every American.
We join together to call for National Days of Action, June 28- July 15,
2013, to demand:
. Stop the U.S./NATO/Israeli war and all forms of intervention against
. Self-determination free from outside intervention for the Syrian people!
. Fund people's needs, not the military!
. U.S. Out of the Middle East!
National endorsers: partial list
. United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
. ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
. United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ)
. World Can't Wait . Veterans for Peace . U.S. Peace Council . International
Go to www.UNACpeace.org to see up to date list of endorsers.
All-African People's Revolutionary
Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace
in the Philippines
Arab Americans for Peace
Arab Americans for Syria - AA4S
Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Global Network Against Nuclear Power in
Green Party of the United States
Honduras Resistencia USA
International Coalition to Free the
Iran Working Group VFP
KmB Pro-People Youth
May 1 Workers and Immigrant Rights
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Revival of Panafricanism Forum
SI Solidarity with Iran
Syrian American Forum
The Green Shadow Cabinet
U.S. Palestinian Community Network
U.S. Peace Council
Ugnayan (Linking the Children of the
Veterans For Peace
World Can't Wait
Akbar Muhammad, International
Representative, Nation of Islam
Ardeshir Ommani, President, Amer.
Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC)
David Swanson, RootsAction
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report (org.
for identification purpose only)
Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director,
National Lawyers Guild
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala,
candidates, Green Party
Jim Lafferty, Executive Director,
National Lawyers Guild/Los Angeles
Margaret Flowers & Kevin Zeese,
Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report
(org. for identification only)
Nada Khader, WESPAC
Prof. Jared Ball, radio host
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney
Ron Jacobs, journalist
Sami Ramadani, journalist and scholar
Advocates for Indigenous California
ANAKBAYAN Los Angeles and San Diego
Bob Carter, Justice for Palestinians,
Houston Coal. to Stop $30 Billion to Israel*
Community Futures Collective
Eugene E Ruyle, Peace and Freedom Party
Kevin Akin, California State Chair,
Peace and Freedom Party
Los Angeles Peace Council
Maine Code Pink
Peace and Freedom Party, Santa Cruz
Peoples Video Network
Puerto Rican Alliance-LA
RI Peoples Assembly
RI SOS Save Our Schools Coalition
RI Unemployed Council
Sabah Jawad, Iraqi Democrats Against
School of the Americas Watch - LA (SOA
Southern California Immigration
Stop the War Machine, New Mexico
Teach Peace Foundation, Sacramento,
The Dream Team 2013, RI
Union of Progressive Iranians
West County Toxics Coalition, Richmond,
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