Late Sunday or early Monday, the anti-Iraq War coalition United for Peace & Justice (UFPJ) proposed three things Americans can do to oppose U.S. renewed military intervention in Iraq.[1]  --  "The unfolding tragedy in Iraq is a direct consequence of the illegal American invasion and occupation of that country," the UFPJ statement said.  --  Will we never learn? ...


United for Peace & Justice
June 16, 2014

1) Tell Your Member of Congress:

--Oppose U.S. Military Intervention in Iraq or Syria
--Oppose the $ 571 Billion Defense Appropriations Bill

Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
2) Call the White House: 

--Let President Obama know you oppose military intervention of any kind in Iraq or Syria and urge him to seek a diplomatic solution.

White House Switchboard: (202) 456-1111
3) Join a United for Peace and Justice Briefing on Iraq/ Syria Crisis

--Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, and Nicholas J. Sandy Davies, author Blood on Our Hands, will discuss the crisis in Iraq and Syria and the threat of U.S. military intervention.  How can the antiwar movement respond?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014: 9:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. PDT

Call-in Number: (712) 432-1212

Meeting ID: 446-724-667#

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As the situation in Iraq deteriorates, the “Never Learn” caucus is demanding U.S. military intervention in the form of ground troops, air strikes, Special Operations and weapons deliveries.  The unfolding tragedy in Iraq is a direct consequence of the illegal American invasion and occupation of that country.  The least helpful idea is for the United States to involve itself militarily in Iraq or Syria.  U.S. military intervention, whether directly or by providing arms, will increase the suffering of people in those countries and enhance the risk of a wider regional conflict.
This coming week the House of Representatives is set to pass a $571 billion Defense Appropriations bill.  So long as our oversized military eclipses our domestic needs and the United States spends more money on warfare than the next eight countries combined, military action will continue to be the default response to international crisis.  Too many members of Congress claim to oppose war and then quietly pass outlandish military budgets.  The proposed FY 2015 Defense Appropriations bill far exceeds what is needed militarily to protect our country.
Please Call your Reps today and tell them: