- No US military intervention or bombing of Syria and Iraq!
- Bring all the troops home
- No arms or training to parties to the conflict
- Support a political solution including all concerned parties and governments based on self- determination of the people
- Support genuine and neutral humanitarian aid such as UN efforts endorsed by the entire Security Council; oppose false aid used as a cover for military intervention
Here we go again -- has the US government learned nothing from the disastrous Iraq war? The brutal US intervention and occupation of Iraq destroyed Iraqi society and is the principal cause leading to the current violence and chaos. Why would anyone think that another US intervention would be anything but another disaster?
Speakers from American Friends Service Committee, Mass. Peace Action, United For Justice With Peace, Chelsea Uniting Against War, Committee For Peace And Human Rights,Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, and others helped organize this protest.
We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it. We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the way we live and from war and preparation for war.
Massachusetts Peace Action and American Friends Service Committee call on all who want to preserve our planet to join the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21st and to form a Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming Contingent. The Peace, Justice & Climate pre-rally will start at 10am on Central Park West between 77th and 79th St, with speakers to include Bill McKibben, Tom Hayden and many others.
We go to New York with the following demands:
- Re-direct military spending to the creation of millions of green jobs and to research for a rapid transition from fossil fuels to non-polluting energy sources.
- Stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure, including the Keystone pipeline project. Rapidly end fracking projects and the awarding of any new offshore drilling contracts
- Move quickly toward mutual abolition of all nuclear weapons as required by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- Stop blocking the proposals for effective international action on climate change being put forward by the Group of 77 and other developing countries.
In honor of the International Day of Peace
Facing Our Nuclear Responsibilities
Dr. Helen Caldicott
Renowned Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
A Founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
and Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND)
Author “The New Nuclear Danger”, “Nuclear Power is Not the Answer”
Bombing stopped, but violence continues
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:55pm
Only economic pressure on Israel can lead to a true and just peace.
Hours ago, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire.
Fifty two days after Israel began its bombing campaign in an escalation it provoked, at least 2,140 Palestinians are dead, including 514 children. Five Israeli civilians, including one child, and 64 soldiers have died. Israel has destroyed at least 17,000 homes, leaving around a third of Gaza’s 1.8 million Palestinians homeless. Israel has devastated the infrastructure in Gaza, with many hospitals, schools, factories and electric plants all targeted and destroyed.
After so much death and destruction, we are deeply relieved that this current wave of killing has stopped. Three times in the last six years, Israel has conducted extraordinarily asymmetrical and brutal operations against the captive population of Gaza, and each time it has been civilians who have paid the major price.
And while Gaza has had the world’s attention during these escalations, the truth is that for 7 years, and for the foreseeable future if the world doesn’t act, the people of Gaza will continue to live under an intolerable state of siege. While for Israelis this war is over, Israel's decades-long assault on Palestinian human rights continues.
There is no true end of violence for the children in jail without charges, the farmers watching soldiers tear apart their orchards, the refugees dreaming of the chance to hold their loved ones and see their homes once more, the young students who cannot attend school— for all of them, the violence of ongoing occupation, siege, and injustice continues.