[act-ma] [UJP] No U.S. Attack on Syria

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Thu Aug 29 08:45:06 PDT 2013

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======== NO U.S. ATTACK ON SYRIA =============================================

*When:* Saturday, August 31, 2013, 1:00 pm
*Where: *Park St. T station Entrance • Park & Tremont Streets • Boston

-------- *RALLY AT PARK STREET, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 1:00 P.M.* ------------

A US attack on Syria would be a dangerous escalation of the Syrian conflict  
and only create more destruction and loss of life.   US military  
intervention could possibly spiral into a major regional war including US  
forces.  Only a cease fire leading to political talks among Syrians will  
resolve the crisis; more violence simply makes things worse and a political  
solution more difficult.

The use of chemical weapons is a grievous crime to be dealt with by  
international law, not war.   While the US claims humanitarian concerns, the  
real motivation is maintaining strategic dominance in the Middle East, US  
corporate interests and safeguarding oil supplies.

The international community should find neutral ways to provide humanitarian  
assistance for the Syrian victims and refugees, and work with the Syrian  
government and opposition to convene an international conference working  
towards a cease fire and political process.   Everyone involved, including  
women, should have a seat at the table, but the Syrians must decide the  
political arrangements in their own country.  

UJP urges everyone in the peace and progressive communities to continue to  
take actions such as writing letters and op eds, signing petitions, lobbying  
congress and joining street protests to stop further escalation of US  
attacks and possible widening of the Syrian conflict into a regional war.

In case of an attack, we call for an emergency protest at 5:00 pm at Park  
Street,  the day of the attack if it is before noon or the day after if the  
attack as after noon.  (Check the UJP website for final  
information,justicewithpeace.org [1]).

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and economic justice.

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