February 4, 2012
The U.S. government is shaping public opinion to accept military intervention in Iran in the name of "national security." Fabricated stories that claim evidence of Iran pursuing nuclear weapons is being blasted through mainstream media and repeated by almost every mainstream politician.
The U.S. has authorized harsh economic sanctions that could literally destroy and devastate the lives of millions of Iranian civilians. In addition to the sanctions, there have been targeted assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and a U.S. surveillance drone was discovered in violation of Iranian sovereignty and airspace.
Iraq is devastated from decades of U.S. military intervention and sanctions that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, rounded up and tortured innocent people. The Iraq war led to 4.5 million people being driven from their homes.
Afghanistan, the poorest country in the world is being destroyed by the richest. U.S. drones dropping bombs on civilians, striking fear and terror in the hearts of innocent people daily. Thousands of people remain in indefinite detention perhaps for the rest of their lives in Guantanamo and Bagram.
Let the whole world see that we will not let the U.S. rain death, destruction and devastation onto yet another country and further inflame a dire situation in the Middle East. One thing we know is that when people stand up together to resist the crimes of their government like the courageous protesters of the Arab Spring and Occupy, something beautiful can emerge.
Endorsers (partial list): World Can’t Wait | United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) | International Action Center (IAC) | SI! Solidarity with Iran | Refugee Apostolic Catholic Church | Antiwar.com | CODEPINK Women for Peace | American Iranian Friendship Committee | ANSWER Coalition | Peace of the Action | ComeHomeAmerica.us | Women's International League for Peace and Freedom | LewRockwell.com | St. Pete for Peace | WAMM/Women Against Military Madness | Future of Freedom Foundation | Defenders for Freedom, Workers World Party | Justice & Equality-Virginia | WESPAC Foundation | Minnesota Peace Action Coalition | Twin Cities Peace Campaign | Party for Socialism and Liberation | Libertarians for Peace | Bail Out The People Movement (BOPM) | Center for a Stateless Society | We Won’t Fly | Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) | Granny Peace Brigade | Veterans for Peace - NYC Chapter 034 | Waco Friends of Peace | Occupy Los Angeles General Assembly | Malcolm X Center for Self Determination | David Swanson, Author of When the World Outlawed War | Sheldon Richman of Center for a Stateless Society | Outright Libertarians (LGBTQ Caucus) | We Won't Fly | Moorfield Storey Institute | Randolph Bourne Institute | Phil Wilayto, Author of In Defense of Iran: Notes from a U.S. Peace Delegation’s Journey through the Islamic Republic | Ramsey Clark, Former US Attorney General, awarded UN Human Rights Award | Cindy Sheehan, National Co-ordinator of Peace of the Action | Ray McGovern, Veterans for Peace | Karla Hansen, Producer/Director “Silent Screams” | George Phillies, Editor for Liberty for America | Larry Everest, correspondent for Revolution Newspaper, author of Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the US Global Agenda
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