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No Lessons Learned in Iraq

Paul Shannon on the US War in Iraq and Syria

Here we go again!

Paul ShannonRemarks delivered at "No US War in Iraq and Syria" rally, Boston Common, Sept 13, 2014

Here we go again!

Our leaders have learned nothing from their disastrous war in Iraq.

That brutal intervention destroyed Iraq as a country, caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, created a terrorist government in Baghdad, and set off a sectarian war, opening the gates of hell.

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Against a Major New US War in the Middle East: UJP Statement

  • 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
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Boston Protests New War On Iraq and Syria

Boston Common-Sept. 13, 2014: About 75 peace activists gathered at Park St. in Boston today to protest Obama's new phase of the long US war against Iraq (from 1991-the present). Also protesting US war against Syria. This was in response to Obama's announcement wed. of his re-invading Iraq to supposedly destroy ISIS, when in fact the many US invasions of Iraq created the civil wars there by destabilizing the Iraq government and placing US puppets in power.
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Antiwar Rally

When: Friday, August 29, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Burnside Park • corner of Exchange Street and Exchange Terrace • at the end of Burnside Park facing the Post Office • Providence, RI

Appeal to the Peace and Climate Movements

Iraq Conference Calls - Report

Two conference calls by United for Peace and Justice were held to update peace activists on the situation in Iraq.  About 100 activists across the country were on the first call June 18 and about 50 on July 8. 

United for Peace and Justice still exists as a national network (no paid staff)

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Emergency Briefing Call on Iraq

When: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Conference Call

We know that there is NO MILITARY SOLUTION to the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Our movement needs to organize to ensure that we do not repeat the disastrous policies of the past.

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Boston Protests New Iraq War

Boston Common-June 21, 2014:
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No More Attacks on Iraq - Enough!

Michael Borkson photo

Forty United for Justice with Peace activists stood out in Harvard Square in a hastily-arranged vigil to oppose any renewed attacks by the U.S. on Iraq.  Iraq has been in the news again, as conflict widens across the Middle East.  

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Vigil: No Bombs on Iraq

When: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2:00 pm
Where: Natick Common • Rt. 27 & Rt. 135 • Natick

No Bombing Iraq

No Mlitary Solution

No Fuel on the Fire

America Stay Out

Sponsored by Metrowest Peace Action

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Vigil: No Military Intervention in Iraq

When: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Harvard Sq • MBTA Entrance • Cambridge

As the situation in Iraq deteriorates, the “Never Learn” caucus is demanding US military intervention in the form of ground troops, air strikes, Special Operations and weapons deliveries.

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Code Pink rally against intervention in Iraq

When: Monday, June 16, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: White House • Pennsylvania Avenue • Washington

President Obama stated that he will not send US troops to Iraq, but that he is "exploring other options."Those options clearly include air strikes, increased weapons shipments, and there are now ominous reports that the US is moving an a

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St. Patrick’s Peace Parade

When: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Where: D Street & West Broadway • Look for white "Vets for Peace" Flags • South Boston

People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social & Economic Justice

Unite, Participate, Celebrate

New Start Time! Assemble: 2pm. Parade start: 3pm

  Sign Up to Attend - We Need to Know You will Be There!  

IMPORTANT UPDATE !!- The street sweepers will be behind us and the barriers will stay up. They also intend on us stepping off as soon as possible to keep us as close as possible to the first parade. They may have us move out earlier to be positioned to start as soon as we are able.


They estimate our parade should be all over no later than 5:30 pm

There are several DIVISIONS marching in the parade, as well as two marching bands, Duck Boats, bagpipers, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.. The DIVISIONS are: Veterans groups; Peace groups; LGBT groups; Faith groups; environmental groups; social and economic justice groups; labor groups; political groups. Please invite your group(s) to come! Contact: Veterans for Peace, Pat Scanlon,, 978-475-1776; Massachusetts Peace Action, Cole Harrison,, 617-354-2169; faith groups contact Lara Hoke, Twitter@SmedleyVFP

Please join us for our Fourth Annual Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade, the Alternative People’s Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social and Economic Justice.

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