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Join the call for united, regional and local actions.In Philadelphia: Gather at 12pm at Cedar Park
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Last week there were demonstrations and rallies against another war in at least 48 U.S. cities.
On Monday, September 9, as Congress goes back into session, join Syrian American Forum and many others in front of the White House, then marching to the U.S. Congress.
President Obama has called for a vote in Congress to authorize an attack on Syria. Congress is scheduled to return on Monday, Sept 9.
President Obama is using the same tactics as President Bush did before the Iraq War. When the UN Security Council would not support the U.S. war, Bush turned to the U.S. Congress for a war vote giving him “all necessary means”. Ten years later Iraq lay in ruins. A million Iraqis died, millions became refugees. More than 1.5 million US soldiers were deployed to Iraq. Today thousands of U.S. and NATO soldiers are disabled, traumatized and 1/3 will suffer from PTSD.
Just as in Iraq, Afghanistan and earlier in Vietnam this is again a U.S. war based on lies. Bombing Syria is NOT a 'humanitarian intervention’. It is another war for Wall Street Profit! This time there is a risk of global confrontation or even world war.
This war will only serve the billionaires and militarists who profit from war and conquest. The workers and poor will pay, in Syria and here in the U.S.
Raytheon stocks and profits are soaring. Our cities are crumbling! We need funds for job programs, healthcare and education, NOT billions wasted on war and destruction. The cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan exceeds $4 trillion dollars.
The reaction of the overwhelming majority of people is, "We don't want this war!" But we have to join together to mobilize this majority and show the world we are ready to fight to stop this war.
Let's join together with one powerful message: Hands Off Syria! Not Another War!
Issued by: International Action Center