SAT • SEPT 7
Times Square, NYC
42 St. & 7 Ave.
Gather 1 pm
March at 2:30 pm
Sat. Feb 7 demonstration:
- Syrian American Forum
- United National Antiwar Coalition
- ANSWER Coalition
- May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights
- Harlem Tenants Council
- La Peña del Bron
- Veterans For Peace / Chapter 021 NJ
- International Action Center
- People’s Power Movement
- International League for People’s Struggles/US
- People’s Organization for Progress
- U.S. Peace Council
- Code Pink
- BAYAN USA
- Jersey City Peace Movement
- Occupy Harlem
- Red Youth
- World Can’t Wait
- Fight Imperialism Stand Together
- Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
- Honduras USA Resistencia
- Frente Libre-Honduras
- Al Quds Committee
- Islamic Leadership Council/Majlis Ash-Shura of Metro NY
- Grannies for Peace
- Black Waxx NY
- Interoccupy.net NYC
- Guyanese American Workers United NY
- Workers World Party
- CPRmetro.org, Ossining NY
- Peoples Video Network
MON • SEPT 9
10 am – 12 noon
March to Congress
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved an
attack on Syria. But the resolution the committee passed leaped from
"limited air strikes" to 90 days of bombardment.
This is an ominous escalation. Remember "the Iraq supplement"? George
W. Bush was required to get Congressional funding for the war every 90 days.
Once war started, Congress never asserted itself again. That war lasted
seven-and-a-half years, cost $4 trillion dollars, hundreds of thousands of
lives -- and isn't really over.
Kerry admitted to Congress on Monday that the vow of "no boots on the
ground" isn't firm. "I don't want to take off the table an
option that might or might not be available to a president of the United
Meanwhile "war fatigue" among millions has forced Washington to back
down on its original timetable. The UN Security Council, Britain, Germany, NATO
and the Arab League have all refused to back this dangerous provocation.
Although all are past U.S. collaborators, they are fearful of the political
consequences of this high-stakes gamble.
On August 28, President Obama spoke in praise of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and
the 50-year anniversary of the great March for Jobs and Freedom. He made no
mention of Dr. King's famous statement that the bombs that fall in Vietnam
also fall in U.S. cities, in the form of growing cutbacks, hunger and
Wall Street's endless pursuit of profits -- made more desperate now in a
worldwide recession -- is creating an ever-expanding list of targeted countries
and increasingly dangerous wars.
What's clear is that no force except the people can put a stop to this
headlong rush to war. Congress won't do it. The White House is determined
to forge ahead despite mass sentiment against it. And the media's role as
cheerleader for war is back to its 2003-era "weapons of mass
On Saturday, thousands of people will converge on Times Square, with thousands
more marching in Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, San
Francisco, Los Angeles and other major cities. Syrian Americans will focus
opposition on Washington D.C. on Monday. Across the country congressional
offices are under siege by opponents of another war.
The time is now for everyone to take a stand against a war that will have a
devastating impact in Syria and in the U.S.