Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Days of Action against war with Iran

From United for Peace:
Responding to the renewed threats of a U.S./Israeli attack on Iran before President Bush leaves office, United for Peace and Justice calls for coordinated Days of Action across the United States on July 19-21. Now is the time to speak out against any U.S./Israeli military attack on Iran.

U.S. officials say Israel is mounting a "full court press" to get the Bush administration to strike Iran's nuclear complex, CBS News reports. In The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh reports that congressional leaders agreed last year to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran. New York Newsday and the Seattle-Post Intelligencer warn that Congress is considering a resolution promoted by AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) that would effectively endorse a naval blockade of Iran, an act of war.

Voices in the U.S. calling for real diplomacy and negotiations with Iran are being silenced. Few people in this country know Iran has an offer on the table for comprehensive negotiations with the United States that could resolve the nuclear stand-off and other issues. Nor do they know that talks with Iran without preconditions are supported by independent experts like Thomas Pickering, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN during the first Bush administration.

To counter the renewed threats of military action, we are calling for National Days of Coordinated Action against war with Iran on July 19-21, including:

call-ins and letter-writing to Washington and local congressional offices;
lobbying in Washington and at local congressional offices;
demonstrations at congressional offices, federal buildings, Israeli consulates or other sites chosen by local organizers (check our calendar in the coming days for details about events near you).

Click here to list your organization's national or local event as part of these National Days of Action (please be sure to choose "No War on Iran" as your event type).

Click "read more" for resources and and research.
Averting a War with Iran: Research and Resources

The Time to Stop a War on Iran Is NOW!
Various actions people/groups can take to prevent a war with Iran

National Iranian American Council:
Update: Is a New Congressional Resolution Declaring War with Iran?
Gallup poll confirms majority of Americans favor diplomacy with Iran

Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran:

Iranians Float an Offer the West Should Not Refuse: Will Anti-War Forces Seize this Opportunity?
U.S. Mayors Mobilizing Against a War with Iran

Pysicians for Social Responsibility:
Medical Consequences of a Nuclear Attack on Iran-Fact Sheet
War Is Not the Answer with Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch
Links, blogs, and informative articles

The Center for Arms Control and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
o Background on Iran-US nuclear relationship
o Iran's nuclear timeline
o Their policy statement on Iran's nuclear issue
o Center for a New American Security, "Diplomatic Strategies for Dealing with Iran: Where Are We? How Did We Get to This Point? And What Should We Do Now?" released March 2008

Peace Action
National campaign to prevent a war with Iran
Fact Sheet on Iran
History of US interactions with Iran

Iran Coverage
Tehran's reaction to Military Threats

Scott Ritter
Iraq Will Have to Wait: Get Ready for the War Against Iran

William Polk
Moves toward War with Iran: How to Prevent War ... Part 4

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