U.S. Out of Syria and the Middle East Now!
Last night the U.S. military launched a massive air strike against Syria in violation of United Nations’ Charter, and without any authorization from the U.S. Congress. The pretext for the attack was the dubious allegation that the Syrian government was responsible for the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun.
This is a reckless and dangerous escalation on the part of Trump Administration, which can easily lead to a broader conflagration in the Middle East, direct military confrontation with Russia, and possibly even a nuclear war.
The Trump Administration is claiming that this air strike was a response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons. There is no proof for such a claim. The reality is that the Syrian Arab Army, which is winning the war against ISIS and the U.S.-backed mercenaries, had nothing to gain and everything to lose from the use of chemical weapons.
We have been lied to before about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, about Gaddafi’s threats of civilian massacre, about the chemical attack in Syria’s Ghouta in 2013, and now about the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. Given the fact that this chemical attack occurred only three days after the Trump Administration’s announcement about a change in its priorities in Syria, this chemical attack takes the appearance of another Gulf of Tonkin operation.
The missiles launched against Syria last night alone have cost U.S. taxpayer another $70 million that could have been spent to alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees, or to meet vital human needs in the United States.
It is time for people to take to streets to protest against this continuing madness and the waste of resources that result from it. We call upon all proponents of peace, justice, and people’s right to self-determination to urgently take action — mass demonstrations, vigils, teach-ins, calling the White House and the U.S. Congress — and demand that this mad drive toward war and destruction be immediately stopped.
Many people in various cities in the U.S. and around the world have already organized mass demonstration against the war on Syria. The following is a sampling of protest demonstrations that have already been organized. We encourage you to join these demonstrations if they are in your city, or organize your own if they are not.
It will take a massive, united effort by the peace-loving people of the world to stop US/NATO intervention in Syria and throughout the Middle East. Together we can do it.
Hands Off Syria!
U.S. Military Out of Syria and the Middle East!
Stop the U.S. War Machine!
Partial List of Protest Marches and Demonstrations
Currently Organized Around the U.S. and the World:
- Alamagordo, NM, April 7, 5:00pm, N. White Sands Blvd. & E 10th St.
- Albuquerque, NM, April 7, 5:00 PM, UNM Bookstore – 2301 Central Ave NE
- Anchorage, AL, April 7 – 6pm – 222 W. 7th Ave.
- Asheville, NC, April 7, 6:00pm, 151 Patton Avenue
- Austin, TX, April 7, 6:00pm, Bank of America, 515 Congress Ave.
- Austin, TX, April 9, 12:00pm, Austin City Hall 301 W 2nd St.
- Baltimore, MD, April 7 – 8pm – McKeldin Square
- Boston, MA, April 7 – 5pm – Boston Common
- Boston, MA, April 7 – 1pm – Park & Tremont
- Boston, MA, April 8 – 1pm – Park & Tremont
- Chicago, IL, April 7 – 5pm – Trump Int’l Hotel & Tower
- Cleveland, OH, April 7 – 6pm – Cleveland Public Square
- Columbia, MO, April 7, 4:30pm, Boradway and Providence
- Dallas, TX, April 7, 12:00pm, 1014 Main Street
- Dallas, TX, April 7, 6:00pm, Dealey Plaza, 400 Main St.
- Davis, CA, April 7, 5:00pm, 401 C Street
- Denver, CO, April 7 – 5pm – State Capitol
- Des Moines, IA, April 8, 2:00pm, Iowa State Capitol: 1007 E. Grand Ave.
- Detroit, MI, April 7 – 5pm – Campus Martius Park
- Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 8 – 4pm – Federal Courthouse
- Houston, TX, April 7 – 5pm – Westheimer & Post Oak
- Jacksonville, FL April 7 – 6pm – Hemming Park
- Kansas City, MO, April 7, 5:00pm, 2 Memorial Drive
- London, England, April 7 – 5pm – Downing Street
- Los Angeles, CA, April 7 – 5pm – Pershing Square
- Minneapolis, MN, April 8 – 3pm – Hiawatha & Lake Sts.
- Minneapolis, MN, April 11 – 4:30pm – 1200 Washington Ave. So.
- Morgantown, WV, April 7, 5:00pm, 1550 University Ave.
- Newark, NJ, April 7 – 5pm – MLK Monument
- New Haven, CT, April 8 – 4pm – Church & Chapel Sts.
- New Orleans, LA, April 11 – 5pm – Canal & N. Rampart
- New York City, April 7 – 6:30 pm – Union Square
- Ottawa, ONT, April 8 – 1:30pm – U.S. Embassy
- Palm Beach, FL, April 7, 6:30pm, Southern Blvd. Bridge
- Philadelphia, PA, April 7 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm – City Hall
- Pittsburgh, PA, April 7, 6:00pm, 4100 Forbes Ave.
- Richmond, VA, April 7 – 5pm – 700 W. Broad St.
- Sacramento, CA, April 7, 5:30pm, 5th and I Street
- Salt Lake City, UT, April 9 – 4:00 to 6:00 – Federal Bldg.
- San Antonio, TX, April 7, 5:00pm, N. Walters St.
- San Diego, CA, April 7, 5:00pm, 880 Front Street,
- San Francisco / Bay Area, April 7 – 5pm – Powell & Market
- Seattle, WA, April 7, 5:00pm, Broadway and Pine
- Santa FE, NM, April 17, 12:00pm, Corner: Cerrillos & St. Francis
- Sarasota, FL, April 7, 5:00pm, Island Park Drive
- Savannah, GA, April 8, 1:00pm, Forsyth Park Fountain
- Toronto, Canada, 12.00 – 3:00pm, US Consulate, 360 University Avenue
- Tucson, AZ, April 7 – 4pm – Federal Building
- Vancouver, BC, April 7 – 4pm to 7pm – U.S. Consulate
- Vancouver, BC, April 8 – 3:30 pm – Vancouver Art Gallery
- Washington DC, April 7 – 12 noon – Pentagon Metro Station
- Washington, DC, April 7, 5:00pm, White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW