Barack Obama says we’re not going back to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” he said on June 19th, “but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well.”
The White House says it’s “only” sending 275 soldiers to protect the embassy, it’s only sending 300 Special Forces, they’re only “advisers” There’s only one aircraft carrier in the region, they say, and a few other warships. They’re considering missile strikes but they[re not going to send ground troops. Continue reading →
Action Alert: Tell President Obama: Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire in Iraq!
Action Alert: Tell President Obama:
Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire in Iraq!
Some in Congress and the media are calling for U.S. military intervention in the Iraq crisis.
U.S. air or drone strikes, increased arms transfers and deployment of U.S. troops as “trainers” will only make matters worse.
Have they learned nothing?
Please take action to let the president know that more war is not the answer. Use this template for a letter to the President which you can personalize to give your letter a stronger impact.
New Yorkers gathered together on Saturday, April 12 for a Peace Rally and Walk that was held by Brooklyn For Peace and 23 other co-sponsoring organizations in front of the borough’s Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. “Give Peace a Chance!” was the rallying cry. Ralliers carried signs calling for “Diplomacy Not War With Iran!” “Use our taxes for schools, NOT for war!”: Trillions $$$ for wars….leaves pennies for schools, jobs, and health care!” The event was part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending Continue reading →
2 Brooklyn Reps Support Diplomacy with Iran; Others Stay Mute: Call YOUR Rep!
Sanctions bill S 1881 has been stopped in the Senate as a result of grassroots pressure.
(See below for info on this bill, and on the negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran.)
However, AIPAC will certainly continue its effort to sabotage diplomacy with Iran by turning its attention to the House.
In an effort to avert this, a letter was circulated among House members expressing support for diplomacy and opposing new legislation that would impede it.
From Brooklyn, Reps Clarke and Velazquez are signatories.
Jeffries, Maloney, Nadler, and Grimm did not sign.
Our elected officials need to know we’re watching,
and that we demand their support for peaceful solutions.
Our five working committees meet regularly to plan and carry out work for peace, social justice and international law. You can also help us build bridges of peace by participating in our ad hoc task forces activities.