Tag Archives: Iraq

Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming– People’s Climate March Sept. 21!!

We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it.  We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions from the way we live and from war and preparations for war.  We must end the fossil fuel energy economy which war protects. Join us for the People’s […]

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No Time for Silence …

The dual tragedies playing out in Gaza and Iraq are graphic reminders of the catastrophic costs of militarism. Each has multiple causes, but paramount among them, American military power and Washington’s decades-old build up of Israeli military power have caused unimaginable suffering among civilian populations. Neither story is at an end. And the need to […]

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McGovern Demands War Powers Vote in Two Weeks, by Tom Hayden

July 11. Rep. Jim McGovern [D-Mass] today introduced a measure requiring a House vote on Iraq under the War Powers Resolution today, forcing the Republican leadership to take action within fifteen days or face an up-or-down vote which might curb the administration’s escalating military intervention in the civil war. “We are trying to signal to […]

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LISTEN: IRAQ – US do no harm! There is NO military solution (Audio)

United for Peace and Justice hosted and recorded an emergency briefing call on Iraq on July 8. To listen, dial 712-432-1219. When prompted for meeting ID, enter: 446-724-667#.  When prompted for reference number, enter: 4# We know that there is NO MILITARY SOLUTION to the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Our movement needs to organize […]

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Call Your Rep to Sign on to Lee/Rigell Letter Opposing US Military in Iraq

To this point the only organized expressions of Congressional opinion have occurred in the House.Rep. Barbara Lee has taken the lead on this. Last month, when the House of Representatives was deliberating on the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill, she offered two amendments aimed at preventing US military intervention in Iraq. While both amendments were […]

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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 […]

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Ten years later the U.S. is still at war and UFPJ is still needed!

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Ten years ago the peace and anti-war movements warned the leaders of the global community that war was not the answer, and that war once unleashed would bring only destruction and death. United for Peace and Justice finds no pleasure in being right […]

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(After 10 years of destruction and corruption in Iraq) Our only hope is in a cultural and political revolution

Yanar Mohammed, Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq President March 2, 2013 – The International Women’s Day celebration this year coincides with the tenth anniversary of the tragic attack of the US war-machine on millions of unsuspecting Iraqi civilians, causing one of the biggest human crises of modern times, under the pretext of liberating Iraq and […]

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Numbers of Iraqis Displaced and Refugees Since 2003

Number of Iraqis displaced and refuges: Congressional Research Service Reports for the People http://opencrs.com/document/RL33936 It is estimated that in total (including those displaced prior to the war) there may be as many as 2 million Iraqi refugees who have fled to Jordan, Syria, and other neighboring states, and approximately 2.7 million Iraqis who have been […]

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Number of Iraqis killed in U.S. Led Invasion and Occupation

The disparity in record keeping of coalition forces’ deaths and the number of Iraqis who have died as a result of the U.S. led invasion of Iraq is outrageous. The lack of interest by the U.S. government and military to close this gap is an example of the need to dehumanize the enemy to keep […]

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