[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Organizing Meeting for a Coalition Against the U.S. War in Iraq & Syria

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.... *Organizing meeting Monday, October 27,  7:00 pm*

.... *Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place, Boston- across from the Park street
     subway stop*

.... * *

The U.S. attacks on Syria and Iraq are a disastrous setback for peace, the  
rule of law, and for a diplomatic resolution of the upheaval in the Middle  

These wars divert attention and resources from the economic well-being of  
U.S. families and the need to address climate change. They undermine the kind  
of international cooperation that is needed to address urgent needs in the  
world community.  The new war will consume all the money in Washington –  
there is no way funding will be available for climate change, housing, or  
jobs if the U.S. starts a new war.

The devastation of Iraq caused by Bush’s war led to the destruction of the  
Iraqi state, to heretofore unknown bloody sectarian warfare, to a repressive  
sectarian government in Iraq, and now to the emergence of ISIS, armed to the  
teeth with American weapons captured from groups we trained and armed.

No one knows what new horrors our resumption of the Iraq war and our new war  
in Syria will unleash.   The president tells us these wars will last many  
years. We need to start to lay the groundwork to stop them.

United for Justice with Peace, a coalition of Eastern Massachusetts peace and  
justice groups formed after 9/11, calls on all groups committed to peace and  
nonviolent resistance to meet together on Monday, October 27 to plan an  
anti-war demonstration that will hopefully launch a new phase in our  
opposition to these criminal wars.

Over the summer and fall we held 3 emergency rallies at Park Street. Now we  
need to try to organize a larger event which we can hopefully build on over  
the upcoming months and years to mobilize anti-war sentiment as we have done  
in the past. This time we hope to make this antiwar movement a part of a much  
broader movement for social justice and climate survival.

27 national groups have called for a week of action against the Iraq/Syria  
war on Nov. 10-14, with a focus on Congress.   Veterans for Peace has an  
Armistice Day parade scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 11.  At the Oct. 27 meeting  
we will consider various options for what we can do.  Please send a  
representative from your group.   For info, call 617-354-2169 or write  
info at justicewithpeace.org [1]. 

United for Justice with Peace [2] is a coalition of peace and justice  
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The  
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

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617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [5] Upcoming Events:  Beheadings,  
Bombings and Bullets: Medea Benjamin on our New Wars in Syria and Iraq [6]  
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Gasland II [7] Thu Oct 23 7:07pm SATV-Salem Salem Organizing Meeting for a  
Coalition Against the U.S. War in Iraq & Syria [8] Mon Oct 27 7:00pm  
encuentro 5 Boston Instilling Hope in Gaza: The Legacy of Dr. Eyad el Sarraj  
[9] Tue Oct 28 7:00pm First Parish in Cambridge Cambrige Dr. Mads Gilbert:  
Eyewitness in GAZA - What we saw & what you can do [10] Fri Oct 31 3:00pm  
Harvard School of Public Health Boston A Foreign Policy for All [11] Sat Nov  
8 9:00am MIT Campus - Room 34-101 Cambridge The Immigration Crisis: Has US  
Foreign Policy Created It? What Can We Do About It? [12] Tue Nov 11 7:00pm  
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