Friday, February 3, 2012


No War On Iran: National Day of Action Feb 4,
International Action Center <  NO WAR AGAINST IRAN  DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4  NY: 1:00 PM, North End of Times Sq (Duffy Square)  March to the US & Israeli Missions to the UN  MEDIA ADVISORY FEBRUARY 2, 2012  CONTACT: Sara Flounders 201-388-7428  A broad spectrum of U.S.-based anti-imperialist and anti-war organizations have joined forces for nationwide demonstrations, set for Saturday, February 4, against war with Iran.
 All of the anti-war groups have united on the need to stop the U.S. and/or Israel from launching a military attack on Iran. The demands of the demonstrations will be: “No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations against Iran.”
 There is also consensus that the new sanctions President Barack Obama signed into law on Dec. 31 -- with the goal of breaking the Iranian central bank -- are themselves an act of war aimed at the Iranian people. Political activists have raised the danger of a wider war should fighting break out in or around Iran.
 While the organizations involved have varied assessments of the Iranian government, they all saw any intervention from U.S.
imperialism in the Southwest Asian country as a threat to the entire region and to peace. Iranians involved with planning the Feb 4 actions and who are in touch with family and friends there have conveyed the Iranian people’s anger at the recent assassination of a young scientist.
 There was agreement to make “no assassinations” one of the demands to show solidarity with the Iranian population as well as to condemn the U.S. and its allies for criminal activities against Iran and its people.
 As of Jan. 19, the organizations that called the actions or endorsed later included the United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC), the International Action Center (IAC), SI! Solidarity with Iran, Refugee Apostolic Catholic Church, Workers World Party, World Can’t Wait, American Iranian Friendship Committee, the Campaign Against Sanctions & Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII). ANSWER Coalition,, Peace of the Action,
, St. Pete for Peace, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality-Virginia, WESPAC Foundation, Peace Action Maine, Occupy Myrtle Beach, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Twin Cities Peace Campaign and Bail Out the People Movement (BOPM).
 Individual endorsers include authors David Swanson, “When the World Outlawed War,” and Phil Wilayto, “In Defense of Iran: Notes from a U.S. Peace Delegation’s Journey through the Islamic Republic”; and U.N. Human Rights Award winner Ramsey Clark, a former U.S. attorney general.

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