[act-ma] BOSTON NO WAR ON SYRIA PROTEST SAT, JULY 20, 1 PM, PARK ST.

Marilyn Levin marilynl at alumni.neu.edu
Wed Jul 10 13:09:13 PDT 2013


Please forward widely.

ANTIWAR PROTEST

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
Rights.

 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
us.

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
this region.  

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
strategic region.

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
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!

 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
Action Center

Go to www.UNACpeace.org to see up to date list of endorsers.

                                     All-African People's Revolutionary
Party (GC)

                                     Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace
in the Philippines

                                     Arab Americans for Peace

                                     Arab Americans for Syria - AA4S

                                     BAYAN USA

                                     CRI-Panafricain

                                     Freedom Road Socialist Organization

                                     Global Network Against Nuclear Power in
Space

                                     Green Party of the United States

                                     Honduras Resistencia USA

                                     International Coalition to Free the
Angola 3

                                     Iran Working Group VFP

                                     KmB Pro-People Youth

                                     March Forward!

                                     May 1 Workers and Immigrant Rights
Coalition

                                     Pakistan USA Freedom Forum

                                     Party for Socialism and Liberation
(PSL)

                                     Revival of Panafricanism Forum

                                     SI Solidarity with Iran

                                     Socialist Action

                                     Syrian American Forum

                                     The Green Shadow Cabinet

                                     U.S. Palestinian Community Network
(USPCN)

                                     U.S. Peace Council

                                     Ugnayan (Linking the Children of the
Motherland)

                                     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,
PopularResistance

                                     Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report
(org. for identification only)

                                     Nada Khader, WESPAC

                                     Prof. Jared Ball, radio host

                                     Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney
general

                                     Ron Jacobs, journalist

                                     Sami Ramadani, journalist and scholar

                                     Advocates for Indigenous California
Language Survival

                                     ANAKBAYAN Los Angeles and San Diego

                                     BAYAN-SOCAL

                                     Bob Carter, Justice for Palestinians,
Houston Coal. to Stop $30 Billion to Israel*

                                     Community Futures Collective

                                     Eugene E Ruyle, Peace and Freedom Party

                                     Habi Arts

                                     Kevin Akin, California State Chair,
Peace and Freedom Party

                                     LEF Foundation

                                     Los Angeles Peace Council

                                     Maine Code Pink

                                     Peace and Freedom Party, Santa Cruz
County

                                     Peoples Video Network

                                     Puerto Rican Alliance-LA

                                     RI Peoples Assembly

                                     RI SOS Save Our Schools Coalition

                                     RI Unemployed Council

                                     Sabah Jawad, Iraqi Democrats Against
Occupation

                                     School of the Americas Watch - LA (SOA
Watch-LA)

                                     SiGAw-GABRIELA USA

                                     Southern California Immigration
Coalition (SCIC)

                                     Stop the War Machine, New Mexico

                                     Teach Peace Foundation, Sacramento,
Calif.

                                     The Dream Team 2013, RI

                                     Union of Progressive Iranians

                                     West County Toxics Coalition, Richmond,
Calif.

                                             AFI3RM

 

 

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