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Anti-War Rally Marks 12th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

In Anti-War on March 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

“No new authorization for military force”

What: Anti-war Rally Downtown Syracuse Will Mark 12th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion
When: Thursday, March 19, 5:00 pm
Where: Downtown Syracuse, Clinton Square, Corner James and Salina
Who: Syracuse Peace Council, CNY Veterans for Peace, Syracuse University student activists and Syracuse community members.

Syracuse peace activists will rally on Thursday, March 19th at 5:00 pm in Clinton Square (corner of James and Salina Streets) on the 12th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The rally will call on Congressional representatives to stand up for peace and diplomacy.

On February 11, President Obama sent Congress a proposed joint resolution to Authorize the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which would authorize and extend military action against ISIS for the next three years in Iraq, Syria and beyond. The Syracuse Peace Council calls on Congress to reject this new AUMF, to repeal the 2001 AUMF which has been the justification for military intervention thus far and to stop the endless war on the people of the Middle East.

The last 12 years have shown unquestionably that military force does not solve problems. US involvement in Iraq and Syria is one factor supporting the existence and strength of ISIS as we know it today (see SPC’s February op-ed and the SPC Steering Committee’s October 2014 statement).

Contact:
Ursula Rozum, ursula.rozum@gmail.com (315) 414-7720
Amelia Lefevre, amelia@peacecouncil.net, (315) 472-5478

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