[act-ma] 11/15: Rally: No New U.S. War in Iraq & Syria!

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Fri Nov 14 14:55:02 PST 2014

   SATURDAY: Rally: No New U.S. War in Iraq & Syria!

*Join us Saturday Nov** 15*th

 On Friday, Nov. 7, President Obama doubled down on the war in Iraq and
Syria, ordering 1500 more troops on the ground in Iraq and requesting over
$5 billion in funding.

  Saturday, Nov 15, 1:00 pm
Park Street Station, Boston

*Rally and march to Downtown Crossing with a mock drone and die-in*

   - Stop the Bombing in Syria and Iraq
   - Bring the troops home now
   - Stop sending weapons into the region which are leading to so much
   - Support humanitarian aid, through neutral institutions, for victims of
   the conflict
   - Support self-determination and the demilitarization of the area

 It appears that Congress is about to give the President authorization to
carry out an ever-expanding war in Iraq and Syria.

Our leaders say that these new wars will last for years. But over the past
13 years, this country has already spent one trillion, five hundred billion
dollars for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and other parts of the Middle
East and South Asia.

These military actions have brought hundreds of thousands of deaths, but
neither peace nor security. Meanwhile, these hundreds of billions of
dollars could have been used instead to provide for jobs, human needs and
renewable energy.

The current campaign to sell this war has nothing to do with protecting us
or the people of the area. Instead, it is intended to secure control of the
area by repressive governments and sectarian militias allied (for the time
being) with Washington.

The current bombing campaign is a violation of the U.N. Charter and the
U.S. Constitution. In its sweep through Syria and Iraq, ISIS is using
modern U.S. weapons that were previously sent into the region in order to
stabilize a corrupt and brutal regime in Baghdad and to overthrow Syria’s

Is bombing an answer to these sectarian conflicts? Do these actions reflect
the interests of working people in the U.S. or the peoples of the Middle

We should not be involved militarily in a sectarian conflict that our war
in Iraq set off. Rather, we should support a policy of non-intervention and
self-determination. Any real and lasting solution to the problems in the
region must come from the peoples of that region themselves, not from the

*Call** Congress toll-free at **877-429-0678** and say: *

*“I want you to speak out strongly and to vote against against proposals
that authorize use of military force and support for armed groups in Syria
and Iraq. ”*

Save the date for an *educational forum on Syria and Iraq
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5421>* featuring *Prof. Elaine Hagopian,
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7pm.*

For more info or to help organize: United for Justice with Peace,
617-383-4857, info at justicewithpeace.org

United for Justice with Peace <http://justicewithpeace.org> 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.

*Help us continue to do this critical work! Make a donation to UJP today.

info at justicewithpeace.org
 617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org
 Upcoming Events:
       Stand Up for Peace in Iraq & Syria
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5398> Sat Nov 15 1:00pm Park Street MBTA
Station Boston  Join Us to Close Pilgraim Nuclear Power Plant Now
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5410> Sun Nov 16 7:30pm The Democracy
Center Cambridge  VFP Smedley Butler Brigade Annual Party/Fundraiser
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5390> Wed Nov 19 6:30pm Johnny D's
Somerville  Contested Ethics: Anthropology, Social Science & War Series,
November 18 & 20 <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5393> Thu Nov 20
3:00pm Northeastern
University Boston  Midnight Voices <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5417> Thu
Nov 20 7:00pm Cambridge Friends Meeting Cambridge (LOCATION CHANGE)  Hardhats,
Hippies, and Hawks: The Vietnam Anti-War Movement as Myth and Memory
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5376> Sat Nov 22 2:00pm MIT Bldg 6 Room
120 Cambridge  Peace & Planet: No Nukes! No Wars! No Warming!
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5422> Tue Dec 2 7:00pm tba Cambridge
Program: Crisis in Syria and the Middle East
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/5421> Wed Dec 10 7:00pm tba Boston/

*More Peace and Justice Events
<http://justicewithpeace.org/upcoming-events>.    How to Submit Events

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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617-466-9274 m
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