Join Vigils and Rallies: Stop the new US War in Syria & Iraq!

We will not be silent!  Multiple peace groups across Massachusetts are taking action today and in the coming todays to protest the new US war in Syria and Iraq.   Please join one of these actions, or organize your own!
Today – Saturday, Sept 27–
Watertown Square, 12 to 2 today: Vigil in support of diplomacy and opposing the bombing of Iraq and Syria. Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & Environment.  Read more
Boston Common, Park St, 1pm today: Stop the US Bombing of Iraq and Syria. Committee for Peace and Human Rights.  Come speak out for peace.
Framingham, Rte 9 and Edgell Rd: Noon today: Vigil for peace. Metrowest Peace Action
Next Week–
Cambridge, Harvard Square T, Monday, 5pm-6pm:  Leafleting and Vigil Mass Peace Action
Boston, Park Street T, Thursday, 8am: Leafleting and Vigil Mass Peace Action
Andover – 3 vigils a week – Merrimack Valley People for Peace
    Sunday – Shawsheen Square, Noon-1pm
    Weds & Friday 7pm  Andover Center in front of Town Hall
Arlington – Saturday, Oct. 4th: Vigil focusing on Syria/Iraq
Ipswich Center – Saturday, Oct 4th, 11:00 to 12:30 – Main St., center of town.  North Shore Coalition for Peace & Justice; “Keep Space for Peace” week – No drones for killing or surveillance; Stop the bombs: stop the wars.
New Bedford held a successful rally last week – SouthCoast Progressive Alliance.  Photo
The new US attacks on Syria are unwise, illegal, and counterproductive, just like the air strikes on Iraq that started in June.

The public is confused, but we can turn public opinion against this war just as we did against the 2003-2011 Iraq war.

Mass. Peace Action calls on peace activists, people of faith, labor and community group members, teachers and students, to join leafleting and vigiling — to respond quickly and forcefully and let people know how wrong this is.

Billions will be wasted on this war — taking money we need for schools, healthcare, transportation, jobs and stopping climate change.
Organize a forum or speakouts in your community, church, labor union or campus to generate discussion and debate.  The more people examine this new war the more they will turn against it.  We can help you find a speaker if you need ideas.
Call Congress next week!  Congress has adjourned until after the election, ducking its responsibility to control warmaking by the president.  Ask them to vote NO on any authorization for use of military force in the Middle East.  (202) 224-3121

Get Involved in MAPA’s new Middle East Working Group.  Contact Shelagh Foreman or call our office 617-354-2169