Syria

News reports of an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces in the suburbs of Damascus in the early morning hours of August 21 spread like wildfire. As reports were coming in, the US, French, and the British governments began to claim that there was a massacre. U.S. …

Tom Friedman, Consider the Obvious

September 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Re Thomas Friedman’s New York Times column, “The Man With Pink Hair” (Sept. 18): Friedman offers interesting ruminations about why Americans said No to an attack on Syria.  But he gives short shrift to the most obvious explanation:  after three disastrous Middle East wars, Americans no …

We made history this week!. How often have the American people risen up to stop a war before it started?  Can you help us organize this outpouring of energy? Massachusetts Peace Action, our members, and peace groups across Massachusetts joined with national Peace Action and peace …

Beyond Bombs: A Path to Sustainable Peace in Syria

September 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

The images have been horrific. If it is established that the Assad government of Syria did in fact use chemical weapons to kill over one thousand innocent civilians including hundreds of children, then what can and should the U.S. do in response?  The Obama administration …

Letter to Sen. Markey on Syria

September 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Peace Action sent the following letter to Sen. Ed Markey.                                                                     …

Talking Points on Syria

September 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Talking Points Prepared by Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies Potential consequences – The Day Of Military strike would be illegal – UN Charter allows military force only if immediate self-defense (Art 51), not applicable, the US not attacked by Syria; or if Sec …

Chemical Weapons in Syria – Some Thoughts

September 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

            I should admit at the start—I think war is never an effective way to resolve conflicts (World war II might be an exception).  But even if you don’t agree with that, I think there are strong grounds for Congress to …

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