ELEVEN US CITIES - October 26 - United for Peace and Justice, the country's largest anti war coalition and organizer of the October 27th National Day of Action to End the War in Iraq, today spoke out against unilateral sanctions against Iran as announced by the Bush Administration today.
Leslie Cagan, the National Coordinator of UFPJ, said, "We are horrified that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has announced new belligerent measures against Iran. Five years ago the Bush administration lied to us about weapons of mass destruction and so-called threats from Iraq. Those lies were the basis for a war that is now one of the longest military engagements in U.S. history, with outrageous human and economic cost. Are we about to be dragged into another war that could be avoided? On Saturday, October 27th, around the country we will demand an end to the war in Iraq, and no new war against Iran. The killing must stop, it must stop now!"
Robert Naiman, chair of the No War on Iran Working Group of UFPJ, called on Congress to immediately pass legislation to prohibit the Bush administration from attacking Iran without explicit congressional authorization and to reject funding for new "bunker buster" weapons that could be used to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
United for Peace and Justice has planned 11 regional anti-war demonstrations scheduled in cities across the country on Saturday, October 27. The demonstrations call for an end to the war in Iraq and no new war against Iran.
United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building. For more details go to www.unitedforpeace.org
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