National Lawyers Guild
February 2, 2012
Communities across the US and around the world are mobilizing for this Saturday, February 4, a day of mass action to Stop War on Iran, under the call to action: "No war! No sanctions! No intervention! No assassinations!" The NLG International Committee encourages members and friends to participate in these demonstrations.
Demonstrations are taking place in cities across the country, including Atlanta, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin and much more. For a full list and details of events, please click here or visit the Facebook page for the National Call to Action.
Call to Action
Feb 4th: Day of Mass Action to Stop War on Iran
NO war NO sanctions NO intervention NO assassinations on Iran
In many ways, the U.S. war on Iran has already begun.
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.
NO war NO sanctions NO intervention NO assassinations
Feb. 4th ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS
Afghans for Peace
American Iranian Friendship Committee
Anti-War Committee, Minnesota
Bail Out The People Movement (BOPM)
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Center for a Stateless Society
Dallas Peace Center
Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality-Virginia
Gay Liberation Network, Chicago
Granny Peace Brigade
Iowans for Diplomacy With Iran
International Action Center (IAC)
Libertarians for Peace
Malcolm X Center for Self Determination
Midwest Anti-War Mobilization
Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
Mobilization Against War & Occupation, Vancouver
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS)
National Lawyers Guild International Committee
Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research
Occupy Wall Street, NYC
Pace e Bene
Peace Action New York State (PANYS)
Peace Action Staten Island
Peace House Oklahoma City
Peace of the Action
Refugee Apostolic Catholic Church
Rochester Against the War
Shannon Watch, Ireland
SI! Solidarity with Iran
Stanford Says No to War
St. Pete for Peace
Twin Cities Peace Campaign
United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC)
Veterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace – NYC Chapter 034
Vigil for Peace, Florida
Waco Friends of Peace
WAMM, Women Against Military Madness
We Won’t Fly
Western Mass Coalition for Palestine
Women for Peace
Donations to the International Committee are greatly appreciated!
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-- Desmond Tutu on the Guild's work in South Africa