Action Alert: 3 Things You Can Do to Oppose US Military Intervention in Iraq!

1) Tell Your Member of Congress:

  • Oppose US Military Intervention in Iraq or Syria
  • Oppose the $ 571 Billion Defense Appropriations Bill

Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

2) Call the White House. Let President Obama know you oppose military intervention of any kind in Iraq or Syria and urge him to seek a diplomatic solution.

White House Switchboard: (202) 456-1111

3) Listen to a United for Peace and Justice Briefing on Iraq/ Syria Crisis

http://www.unitedforpeace.org/2014/07/11/iraq-no-military-solution-call/

Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies and Nicholas J. Sandy Davies, author Blood on Our Hands will discuss the crisis in Iraq and Syria and the threat of US military intervention. How can the antiwar movement respond?

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. The unfolding tragedy in Iraq is a direct consequence of the illegal American invasion and occupation of that country. The least helpful idea is for the United States to involve itself militarily in Iraq or Syria. US military intervention, whether directly or by providing arms, will increase the suffering of people in those countries and enhance the risk of a wider regional conflict.

This coming week the House of Representatives is set to pass a $571 billion Defense Appropriations bill. So long as our oversized military eclipses our domestic needs and the United States spends more money on warfare than the next eight countries combined, military action will continue to be the default response to international crisis. Too many members of Congress claim to oppose war and then quietly pass outlandish military budgets. The proposed FY 2015 Defense Appropriations bill far exceeds what is needed militarily to protect our country.

Please Call your Reps today and tell them:

  • No to Military Intervention in Iraq or Syria !
  • No to $571 Billion FY 2015 Defense Appropriations bill !

Some useful articles:

http://davidcortright.net/2014/06/12/diplomacy-not-more-arms-needed-in-iraq-and-syria/
http://tomhayden.com/home/stay-out-of-sectarian-civil-wars.html
http://ericmargolis.com/2014/06/the-allmighty-mess-in-iraq/

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