As UFPJ honors the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, U.S. Navy Ships approach Syria with the threat of an imminent attack. We can’t help but think back to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King about the travesty of war. Dr. King stated that “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Please take action and make your voice heard. Let’s stop a US attack in Syria before it starts.
Sign this petition and help spread it through social media! http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/no-u-s-military-intervention-in-syria
Call the White House at 202-456-1111 or the Switchboard at 202-456-1414
Call your elected Representatives and Senators in their State or District offices (they are on recess) – Demand NO military intervention in Syria. To find the phone number: http://capwiz.com/fconl/directory/congdir.tt?action=myreps_form
Organize a peaceful protest, march, vigil at your local communities (city hall, federal building, etc.) anytime this week, call for “NO attacks on Syria!”
If the U.S. attacks Syria, organize local actions, after the attack begins, either 6PM on same day if the attacks begin during U.S. day time (local Syria evening time), or 5PM the next day if the attacks begin during U.S. evening time (local Syria day time)
Download 4 posters here: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/2013/08/28/no-u-s-military-intervention-in-syria-posters/
For peace with justice,
Michael McPhearson, Veterans For Peace
Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation
Michael Eisenscher, U.S. Labor Against War
Rusti Eisenberg, Brooklyn for Peace
Lisa Fithian, Alliance for Community Trainers (ACT)
Lee Siu Hin, National Immigrant Solidarity Network
Siri Margerin, Civilian Soldier Alliance
Gael Murphy, UFPJ Legislative Working Group
Terry Rockefeller, Peaceful Tomorrows
U.K. to Present U.N. Resolution Over Syria
8/28/2013 Wall Street Journal
The U.K. government said it will present a resolution to the United Nations Security Council later Wednesday condemning last week’s suspected chemical-weapons attack by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and requesting authorization for “all necessary measures” to protect civilians.
The U.K. will call for authorization for all measures under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter which covers how the international community responds to threats to peace and acts of aggression. Those measures could range from breaking of diplomatic contacts and economic sanctions, to action by air, sea or land forces that may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security.
Britain and allies such as the U.S. and France have blamed the Syrian army for carrying out a large-scale chemical-weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus last Wednesday which killed hundreds of people. The Syrian government has denied carrying out a chemical-weapons attack.
Russia has blocked previous U.N. resolutions condemning the actions of the Assad regime.
Peace NO War Network http://www.PeaceNOWar.net
War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate
Not in our Name! And another world is possible!