National Day Of Action: US Out Of Iraq, No War On Iran

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No New US War on Iraq protest at White House from the ANSWER Coalition.

UPDATE: On Friday morning, the US military bombed and killed General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force near the international airport in Baghdad, Iraq. Soleimani is credited with defeating ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other extremists. Also killed was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Committee. This assassination was ordered by President Trump, according to the Pentagon. This is a blatantly illegal act that will surely have a response from Iran and could lead to a regional or global war. That’s why we need to spread the word quickly to mobilize Saturday for “No War on Iran. US Out of Iraq and the Middle East!”

On Saturday, January 4, Popular Resistance along with the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, United AntiWar Coalition (UNAC), World Beyond War, Voices for Creative Nonviolence and others are calling on people from around the United States to organize local demonstrations to demand: 

NO MORE U.S. TROOPS TO IRAQ OR THE MIDDLE EAST! U.S. OUT OF IRAQ NOW! and NO WAR/NO SANCTIONS ON IRAN!

The government of Iraq has called on US troops to leave Iraq. Last week, people protested at the massive US embassy compound in Baghdad calling on US troops to leave the country.

Protests have been in response to the latest US aerial assault that killed scores of Iraqis. Rather than leave, Donald Trump has ordered 750 more U.S. troops to the Middle East and potentially 3,000 more. This is in addition to the 5,200 US troops already stationed in Iraq. Every US president over the last 28 years has ordered the bombing of Iraq. The decision by Donald Trump and the Pentagon to launch new air assaults against Iraqis in the past week ignited nationwide resistance by Iraqis who want to reclaim their full sovereignty and do not want Iraq to be used in a US war on Iran.

More than a million Iraqis have died during the past 28 years as a consequence of US occupation, bombings, and sanctions. Tens of thousands of US troops have either been killed or suffered life-changing wounds. The US government has spent more than $3 trillion dollars in the on-going occupation and bombing of this oil-rich country.

Instead of taking the United States out of this endless war, Trump is building up U.S. forces in the region and threatening war with Iran. The demonstrations calling for the US out of Iraq and the Middle East, as well as an end to the illegal US sanctions, will take place on Saturday, January 4 in the following cities. More are being organized.

Contact info@popularresistance.org if you are organizing a local action.

ALABAMA

ARIZONA

  • Phoenix, AZ
    12 noon at Esplanade Center
  • Tucson, AZ
    2 pm DeAnza Park Speedway and Stone

ARKANSAS

  • Fayetteville, AR
    11 am in front of the Washington County Courthouse
  • Little Rock, AR
    1 pm at Little Rock River Market

CALIFORNIA

  • Davis, CA
    11 am at B and 5th Streets
  • Los Angeles, CA 
    1 pm at Pershing Square
  • Monterey, CA
    4 pm at Window On The Bay / Monterey Waterfront Park
  • Sacramento, CA
    4 pm at Capitol Park
  • San Diego, CA
    2 pm at Federal Court Building
  • San Francisco, CA 
    12 noon at Powell and Market
  • San Jose, CA
    3 pm at 4th & Santa Clara
  • Santa Monica, CA
    2 pm at Santa Monica Promenade

COLORADO

  • Boulder, CO
    11 am at Broadway and Canyon
  • Denver, CO
    2 pm at Colorado State Capital Building

CONNECTICUT

  • New Haven, CT
    3 pm Sunday, January 5 at Church & Chapel Street

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

FLORIDA

  • Miami, FL
    1 pm at Torch of Friendship, 301 Biscayne Blvd
  • Pensacola, FL
    4 pm at Historic Seville Square

GEORGIA

  • Atlanta, GA
    3 pm 
    at Little Five Points

IDAHO

  • Boise, ID
    5 pm at Boise City Hall

ILLINOIS

  • Carbondale, IL
    12 noon at the corner of Illinois Ave. and Main Street
  • Champaign, IL
    2 pm in downtown Champaign on the corners of Church & Neil Sts.
  • Chicago, IL 
    12 noon at Trump Tower
  • Elgin, IL
    12 noon at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue

INDIANA

IOWA

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA

MAINE

  • Portland, ME
    12 noon at Congress Square Park

MARYLAND

  • Baltimore, MD
    12 noon at Fayette and President Streets

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Arlington, MA
    12 noon at Broadway Plaza, Mass. Ave. and Medford St, Arlington, MA
  • Boston, MA
    2 pm at Park street MBTA station
  • Northampton, MA
    11 am on Main St, in front of the Courthouse

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

  • Minneapolis, MN
    1 pm at Mayday Plaza

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

  • St Louis, MO
    12 noon at Lacy Clay’s Office 111 S 10th St

NEVADA

  • Las Vegas, NV
    10 am at Las Vegas Federal Courthouse

NEW JERSEY

  • Somerville, NJ
    12:00 noon at the Marine Recruitment Center, 41 W Main St, Somerville

NEW MEXICO

  • Albuquerque, NM 
    2 pm at Kirtland Airforce Base, San Mateo and Gibson Blvd
  • Taos, NM
    12 noon at World Cup Cafe 102 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte A

NEW YORK

  • Cobleskill, NY
    11:30 am starting at Union St. and Main St. to Veterans Park
  • Ithaca, NY
    10 am at Corner of Clinton and Meadow Streets by CVS
  • Massapequa, NY
    2 pm at Congressman Peter King 1003 Park Blvd Ste 7
  • New York City -Manhattan, NY 
    11 am at Time Square
  • New York City – Queens, NY
    4 pm at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights
  • Syracuse, New York
    12:30 pm at Clinton Square

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Asheville, NC
    12 noon Vance Monument
  • Durham, NC
    11 am at the corner of Gregson St and Main St
  • Raleigh, NC
    12 noon at The State Capitol 
  • Wilmington, NC
    12 noon at SW Corner of S College Road and Oleander Ave

OHIO

  • Cincinnati, OH
    12 noon at Fountain Square
  • Cleveland, OH
    12 noon at Market Square

OREGON

  • Portland, OR
    5 pm at Terry Shrunk Plaza

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Bethlehem, PA
    11 am at the intersection of 3rd Street and Wyandotte Street
  • Harrisburg, PA 
    12 noon at the Capitol steps
  • Lancaster, PA
    12 noon at Lancaster County Prison
  • Philadelphia, PA
    12 noon at City Hall (15th and Market St.)
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    12 noon at Schenley Plaza
  • State College, PA
    12 noon at Allen St. Gates

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Columbia, SC
    12 noon at the South Carolina State House

TENNESSEE

  • Knoxville, TN
    1 pm Sunday, Jan. 5 at Charles Krutch Park
  • Memphis, TN
    5:30 pm Friday, Jan. 3 at Gazebo at the Cooper-Young intersection

TEXAS

  • Austin, TX
    3 pm at State Capitol
  • Dallas, TX
    3 pm at Dealey Plaza
  • El Paso, TX
    12 noon Friday, January 3rd at the U.S. Federal Courthouse
  • San Antonio, TX
    1 pm Sunday, Jan. 5 at overpass on Walters and 35 (on way to Ft. Sam Houston)

UTAH

  • Salt Lake City, UT
    2 pm at Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building

VERMONT

  • Burlington, VT
    12 noon at the Federal Building

VIRGINIA

  • Norfolk, VA
    6 pm at Town Point Park

WASHINGTON

  • Kennewick, WA
    1 pm at Corner of N Columbia Center Blvd and W Quinalt
  • Seattle, WA
    2 pm at Westlake Park
  • Spokane, WA
    12 noon at Division & Wellesley

WISCONSIN

  • Madison, WI
    12 noon at the State Capitol
  • Milwaukee, WI
    12 noon at intersection of 27th & Oklahoma

To have an event organized in your city email info@PopularResistance.org, and Carley@codepink.org

  • voza0db

    No chance!

  • Michael

    America’s military presence in the Arab world must end or it will end America.

  • What a huge blunder by the U.S. government. U.S. arrogance and greed endangers all citizens. This killing of Soleimani has eerie similarities to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand that sparked WWI. The U.S. government is now traversing the bridge that leads it from a rouge state to a rabid one.

    Iran, unlike the U.S. government will not ‘shoot from the hip’. They will take some time to think through the situation before acting. However, the people of Iran are very angry – justifiably so – it will be difficult for Iran’s government to not respond militarily.

    The U.S. owes Iran and Iraq an apology and restitution – a mea culpa and olive branch may be the only action by the U.S. that can diffuse this situation. Sadly, the U.S. is not known for acting rationally or with compassion. Fools.

  • Global outrage in response to this U.S. action is mounting. People are saying, “This has to stop. Something must be done.” The assassination of Soleimani by the U.S. may have just tilted the majority of the global community against it.

  • If you are unable to attend a protest event, you can still express your outrage against the U.S. warmongering. You can put a simple sign inside your vehicle window – all you need is some cardboard and a marker pen. We can all do this wherever in the world we are.

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  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

    This is true. The world is cautiously backing away from the US for other reasons, too, such as naked US attempts to control European energy policy, as evidenced by statements of the German and other European foreign ministers.

    The US is also increasingly seen as a dangerous government by populations on every continent – much more so than Iran or Russia. That WILL have bad repercussions in the coming years.

    My fat headed fellow citizens who fantasize about the US controlling the world through military force or economic sanctions are the intellectual equivalents of 12 year olds playing with toy soldiers. Unfortunately, they are the bribed political and press puppets of the US, Israeli, Saudi, and Ukrainian oligarchs.

  • mom4peace

    Total hypocrisy. Of course condemn Trump for his aggression, but where was the so called US anti-war movement when Iraqis demonstrated massively against Iranian intervention in Iraq and Syria? Where is your outrage against Iran’s intervention in Lebanon? Where is your outrage at Soleimani’s propping up the fascist dictator Assad in Syria? Where is your solidarity with Iraqis, Iranians and Syrians who demand democratic reforms from their regimes? Your phony anti-imperialism stinks of hypocrisy.

  • Margaret Flowers

    We must have different understandings of imperialism. As a US citizen, it is my responsibility to protest my government when it intervenes in other countries without their request for it. It is not my role to take a stance on whether or not people in other countries protest their or other governments. That is up to them. Iraqis want the US out and so the US should leave. The US needs to get out of the Middle East so that people there can organize and push for what they want without the US using it for its own advantage or supporting extremists to cause disruption.

  • S.IL Green

    And you would have us do what about other countries’ real or percieved injustices? Short of UN authorization or formal charges brought by the ICC, we have little moral or ethical right to do anything more than acknowledge that these issues exist (or don’t in some cases) and have an opinion on them. You want to talk phony anti-imperialism, your comment is dripping in it.

  • Margaret Flowers

    I think when it comes to injustices, the US reigns supreme. We have our hands full trying to stop that. Sure, we can and do participate in solidarity actions like BDS to support Palestine. I’m not going to participate in activities that support US imperialism. I have been watching what is happening in the Middle East and it’s not as simple as Iraqis or Syrians wanting Iran out. There are many who want Iran there to counter US interference. Iran has not started any wars, the US has.

  • S.IL Green

    Very much agreed.

  • Barbara Mullin

    Also the story is that Iran’s presence there is to fight ISIS along with Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. The Shias of Iran have been empowered by the Bush Iraq Wars against the Sunnis. Also Assad is the elected leader of Syria with a Russian military base present on it’s soil. The USA was never invited in there and the so called Assad gas attacks on his own people have two whistleblowers saying it never happened.

  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

    They were fighting ISIS and were legally invited into Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. You just spout off crap, don’t you?

  • David Macilwain

    I think we might also recognise what most Syrians, Iraqis and Iranians now realise, that the US has been supporting IS and in fact targeted the PMUs in the very place where 20,000 IS fighters just disappeared down a tunnel. So the Hashd as Shabi has actually been fighting against the US and its mercenaries all the time.

  • Alan MacDonald

    Kevin, WhyTF, doesn’t any national resist, demonstration, march, and protest data base exist????

    Through 2018, the data base by the organization “resist and protest” provided a ver VERY useful database of resistance events, ‘issues’, state locations (by cities in every state) was what I used to use for resistance actions!

    WHF happened and can you and your wonderful “Popular Resistance” either provide yourself or get some techie group to provide a timely, accurate, and critically necessary DATABASE of resistance so that the ‘Woke’ young and older (like me) can easily find out where & when we can participate in the kind of big effin demonstration, march, and protest events are happen-in’?

    Is the effin Emperor Trump administration and/or FBI/CIA/UHNWI and this god-damned Disguised Global Crony Capitalist Empire blocking any cooperating, consolidated, unified, and effective “Popular Resistance” toward a Second American people’s peaceful & complete “Political/economic & socialist Revolution Agains Empire” being boxed-in, disrupted, distracted, disempowered, and most dangerously ‘Divided and Conquered’ by the effin EMPIRE and effin Faux EMPEROR TRUMP?????

    Please tell the over-whelming base of we the 99% of Americans why and how ‘we the American people’ are being silenced and suppressed from getting any coordinated traction of getting our “REVOLUTION AGAINST EMPIRE” ignited!!

    Thanking you and Margaret in advance for getting some traction and coordination for “POPULAR RESISTANCE” against this effin EMPIRE goin’

    Alan

  • Alan MacDonald

    As I tried to submit as a comment to the “Times” — maybe Dana and the “Washington Post” have more courage:

    Yes, NY “Times” —‘The Game Has (Certainly) Changed’

    As a former citizen of Concord (now Carlisle) Massachusetts, by that “Rude Bridge” where our founders, framers, and farmers “Fired a Shot Heard Round the World” to ignite our First American “Revolution Against Empire” [Justin du Rivage] — ‘we the American people’ have now reached the point of firing a; loud, public, sustained, ‘in-the-streets’, but totally Non-violent “Shout (not shot) Heard Round the World” to ignite a Second American people’s peaceful & complete “Political/economic & social Revolution Against Empire”

    From this day on, of these Saturday national protests against War and more importantly against Emperor Trump and his insane drive to MEGA (Make Empire Great Again) — no serious and principled media should ever again call him President Trump, but should henceforth only refer to him as EMPEROR Trump.

    The position of ‘we the American people’ regarding what media to trust to be honest with us will be based on the media calling-out Trump as an EMPEROR — which will be the litmus test for both of the two ‘opinion-leading’ newspapers.

    The old true saying: “When you’re dealt lemons, make lemonade” is now in 2020

    “When you’re dealt an Emperor, throw him out”

    PS. The WAPO and Popular Resistance (and now TD and CD) have allowed this to
    be published as an on-line commentary —but the “Times” has not yet
    done so —

    IMHO, this day of Saturday Jan. 4th 2020 is now (and has been, as FDR said of the day of infamy) the Beginning of the Second American “Revolution Against Empire” — “since a state of war has existed” between this Disguised Global Crony Capitalist Empire and the American people.

  • Linda Jansen

    SEATTLE DEMO LOCATION CHANGED! Now at Victor Steinbrueck Park–2001 Western Avenue, South of Pike Place Market. 2 pm.

  • mom4peace

    Damn right we have different understandings of imperialism. You see only US imperialism. I see Russian and Iranian intervention in Syria to keep a compliant fascist dictator in power and permanent Russian military bases also as imperialism. I see the US needs to get out of Iraq, but Iran needs to as well. I see no difference between the US napalm that burned children in Vietnam and the Russian thermal bombs that burn children in Syria. You claim to oppose US imperialism, but you also give explicit support to the fascist Assad whose war crimes have been well documented. I stand with Syrians, Iranians and Iraqis demanding democratic reform from their repressive regimes. You do not.

  • chetdude

    There’s a difference between brutal, deadly Imperialism (USAmerican ‘policies’ and actions in the Middle East, for instance) for control of oil supplies (ironically, mainly headed for Europe) and defending one’s own borders and sovereignty (Iran, Russia, Iraq, Syria) against that global Imperial war monger and major arms merchant (USAmerica)…

  • chetdude

    We should also demand that USAmerica STOPS being the major arms merchant fueling the fires all around the globe for corporate profits!

  • chetdude

    USAmerican policies designed to maintain their slipping global hegemony = CAUSE

    Defensive reactions from people and forces in and from Iran, Iraq**, Afghanistan**, Russia**, Syria** = Effect.

    ———————-

    ** Those countries are HARDLY “imperial” since they’re defending their own territory against USAmerican regime change war, foreign policies and arms sales…

  • chetdude

    USAmerica’s military corruption of the domestic USAmerican socioeconomic system must end or it will end USAmerica!

  • Michael

    I wouldn’t even know how to begin the process of disentangling the arms industry from everyday America. They are so interlinked.

  • chetdude

    Easy, cut the war budgets and tax the sh*t out of the corporations in the arms industry…

    To fund “Free college”, UBI, Real Green New Deal, etc.

  • Michael

    The Arms industry will then generate a crisis large enough for DC to reverse any cuts. Imagine a bigger 9/11

  • Linda Jansen

    Correction: NORTH END OF PIKE MARKET!

  • Alan MacDonald

    All wars are caused by only one thing — EMPIRE and Emperors (like Emperor Trump, that bone-spur coward).

    And THIS first and last; effectively-Disguised, truly-Global,
    corrupted-Crony, Capitalist-fueled, EMPIRE, which is only nominally HQed
    in, and merely ‘poses’ as, our formerly “promising” and sometimes
    progressive country (PKA) America is composed of seven sectors:
    corporate, financial, militarist, media/propaganda/TVadvertising, CFR
    ‘Plot-Tanks’, and the most dangerously deceitful “Rougher-Talking”
    neocon ‘R’ Vichy Party of the Empire, and the “smoother-lying”
    neoliberal-con ‘D’ Vichy Party of the exact same effin EMPIRE.

    That’s right, “We got trouble trouble right here in River City, and
    that start with ‘T’, and that rhymes with ‘E’, and that stands for
    EMPIRE” — along with the bone-spur cowardly insane; narcisstic
    megalomaniac sociopath Emperor Trump — who is so insane an Emperor
    (“aren’t the all?”) that he is worse to women than Roman Emperor
    Caligula (“you can grab ’em anytime you want, because you’re the
    Emperor”), and like Nero (who ONLY burned down Rome) – whereas, Emperor
    Trump, wants to unleash nuclear ‘Fire and Fury’, and who is so insane
    that he thinks he’s not just the Emperor Of America, that he thinks he’s
    EMPEROR of the whole effin WORLD (and that he can tell every country in
    the world what to do, and what not to do, or he’ll wipe them all out)!

    What? Are we crazy? No but Emperor Trump is so crazy that he has
    been diagnosed by over 1000 psychiatrists as having every mental
    condition listed in DSM-5!!

  • chetdude

    Not if we storm their offices…with official sanction from the Sanders Admin…

  • Michael

    The crisis will be created by intelligent agencies who stand to lose just as much. From the CIA to Israel’s Mossad stand to lose big time if America cuts her defense budget
    Do you know that Hollywood and the CIA work together. The CIA approves Hollywood movies and is a voice in the production of movies. One reason is that Hollywood plays a major role in how we see the world.

  • mom4peace

    “Legally invited” my foot! That’s the same lie that was said of US intervention in Vietnam. We were told we there at the legal invitation of the elected South Vietnamese government. What a sorry excuse then and now for naked imperialism! Take your ideological blinders off!

  • mom4peace

    Iran is at war with the Syrian people. Iran has sent thousand of troops into Syria and supplied Shia militias there, all to keep your hero the mass murderer Assad in power. Thousands of Iraqis have been marching against Iranian intervention in Iraq (until the putz Trump’s latest stupidity stopped them.) And the rulers of Iran are at war with their own people demanding democratic reform from the religious tyrants who run the country. Drop your Americanist blinders that interpret every conflict only in terms of the US role. Start seeing the world as an internationalist!

  • mom4peace

    There is no difference to a Syrian mother whose child has been dismembered by a Russian bomb that if it were dismembered by an American bomb. Honest antiwar activists condemn both.

  • Alan MacDonald

    As I commented to David Ignatius of the “Post”:

    macturna1

    2 hours ago

    David, only an Emperor as stupid, arrogant, and smugly vicious as Emperor Trump would first ignite a war certain and then pour troops into the enflamed Middle East like pouring gasoline into a raging fire to directly cause a Holocaust.

    Only ‘we the American people’ have the peaceful people power to stop this insane Emperor (“aren’t they all?”) — since with the American people having that peaceful power, we also have the responsibility for our country starting to turn from a democratic Republic into this metastasizing cancerous “disease of Republics” — which all our founders knew from their deep reading of Roman history was nothing but “Empire” and Emperors.

    ‘We the American people” must together:

    DUMP
    EMPEROR
    TRUMP

    and as my only demonstration sign simply says on the other side:

    “We can’t be an EMPIRE”

    As the “Washington Post” bravely and honestly shouts out everyday on its front-page mast-head banner:

    ”Democracy Dies In Darkness”, which I only wish to add “Under Empire”

    and also posted this follow-on ‘exposure’ to the “Post”:

    While the ‘hard-liners’ on the Iranian side are well known by U.S. and Israeli intelligence, the ‘hard liners’ on the side of this Disguised Global Crony Capitalist EMPIRE, only nominally HQed in, and merely ‘posing’, as our formerly “promising” and sometimes progressive country (PKA) America are as effectively hidden and camouflaged as their “Quiet American” funds in off-shore tax-havens — only slightly beginning to be observed by leaks like the “Panama Papers”, but easily IDed by the ‘our’ NSA — if only it was truly ‘our’ National Security Agency of ‘we the American people’, instead of they the UHNWI Ruling-Elite of the DGCCEmpire — as Prof. Robinson diagnosed and exposed half a decade ago:

    “The U.S. state is a key point of condensation for pressures from dominant groups around the world to resolve problems of global capitalism and to secure the legitimacy of the system overall. In this regard, “U.S.” imperialism refers to the use by transnational elites of the U.S. state apparatus (hard & soft powers) to continue to attempt to expand, defend, and stabilize the global capitalist system. We are witness less to a “U.S.” imperialism per se than to a global capitalist imperialism. We face an EMPIRE OF GLOBAL CAPITAL, headquartered, for evident historical reasons, in Washington.” [Caps added]

    Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity, 2014 Robinson, William Cambridge University Press

  • Alan MacDonald

    BTW, Kevin & Margaret — thanks greatly for grabbing the football and running with this essential need for a peaceful people’s access to a demonstration, march, protest, and ‘actions’ data-base.

    You leaders at the fabulous “Popular Resistance” shouldn’t have to do the tech work and coding for such a data base, but you should get some progressive and brilliant tech-people, at some of the big (but Empire oriented firms, like Google, Amazon, IBM, et. al.) to act as they are already starting to do as progressive hidden assets from within the belly of the beast.

    My dated, but deep involvement with some of the best software folks in the world in the late 70s and 80s gives me confidence that the very best minds in s/w and h/w are very progressive.

    Good luck to all our deep internal allies within this damned EMPIRE.

  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

    Yes Legally invited to fight ISIS. They were key in defeating ISIS in Syria and Iraq. OUR Nazi imperialist dupes were supporting ISIS, as are Israel and the retrograde, primitive Saudis.

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2020/01/us-will-come-to-regret-its-assassination-of-qassim-soleimani.html

    I have no ideological blinders. I’m 62 and I’ve never been a member of any political party and I never will join one. I do, however, want my country to heal itself and be a force for fairness in the world. It is a force for destruction, greed, and hate right now.

  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
  • mom4peace

    You have two ideologues who say it never happened. But there are 1,400 suffocated men, women and children whose bodies say that it did. But facts are unimportant to those who surrender their thinking to an ideology: The UN investigation team confirmed “clear and convincing evidence” of the use of sarin delivered by surface-to-surface rockets, and a 2014 report by the UN Human Rights Council found that “significant quantities of sarin were used in a well-planned indiscriminate attack targeting civilian-inhabited areas, causing mass casualties. The evidence available concerning the nature, quality and quantity of the agents used on 21 August indicated that the perpetrators likely had access to the chemical weapons stockpile of the Syrian military, as well as the expertise and equipment necessary to safely manipulate large amount of chemical agents.”[31] It also stated that the chemical agents used in the Khan al-Assal chemical attack earlier in 2013 “bore the same unique hallmarks as those used in Al-Ghouta”

  • My first peace protest today. There were about 5-600 out here.

  • Alan MacDonald

    Kevin, I submitted my following thoughts to the NYT on this ‘spinning toward war’ — but don’t worry about my forwarding a live link to your “Popular Resistance” site regarding the Times — because they didn’t allow it as a commentary to their Editorial Board Opinion piece; “Congress, Stop President Trump’s Rush to War With Iran: Republican senators are the only people with the power to restrain the president.”

    “ My belief is that while the ‘hard-liners’ on the Iranian side are well known by U.S. and Israeli intelligence, the ‘hard liners’ on the side of this Disguised Global Crony Capitalist Empire, only nominally HQed in, and merely ‘posing’, as our formerly “promising” and sometimes progressive country (PKA) America are as effectively hidden and camouflaged as their “Quiet American” funds in off-shore tax-havens — only slightly beginning to be observed by leaks like the “Panama Papers”, but easily IDed by the ‘our’ NSA — if only it was truly ‘our’ National Security Agency of ‘we the American people’, instead of they the UHNWI Ruling-Elite of the DGCCEmpire — as Prof. Robinson diagnosed and exposed half a decade ago:

    “The U.S. state is a key point of condensation for pressures from dominant groups around the world to resolve problems of global capitalism and to secure the legitimacy of the system overall. In this regard, “U.S.” imperialism refers to the use by transnational elites of the U.S. state apparatus (hard & soft powers) to continue to attempt to expand, defend, and stabilize the global capitalist system. We are witness less to a “U.S.” imperialism per se than to a global capitalist imperialism. We face an empire of global capital, headquartered, for evident historical reasons, in Washington.”

    Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity, 2014 Robinson, William Cambridge University Pre

  • chetdude

    I condemn both.

    But I also recognize the actual, primary sources of cause and effect and WHO has the power to end this shyte…

  • chetdude

    Not just the CIA — Hollywood kisses Pentagon a** too.

  • Michael

    Yes, The Pentagon is involved in the movie industry. Hollywood is probably one of the most sophisticated propaganda industries in the world employing the most famous stars

  • Kico França
  • Barbara Mullin

    You sound like the CIA.

  • mom4peace

    Barbara, Your resort to slanderous insult is clear indication that you have no serious argument to make. Dare to expose yourself to facts and ideas that challenge your party line that condemns only US war crimes and denies those of Assad, Russia and Iran. Honest peace activists condemn their war crimes as well. Yes Trump is the greater criminal here, but to make heroes out of mass murderers like Soleimani and Assad, who have killed thousands of innocents, is a disgrace and it weakens the antiwar movement.

  • Barbara Mullin

    Whistleblowers are not ideologues. You need to study the history of the US and Iran starting in 1953 onward. We are hearing lies about the Iranian General we assassinated. It is long overdue for the USA to look in the mirror and to quit all the false flag operations.

  • Barbara Mullin

    Iran is at war with ISIS and before that the Taliban. Very doubtful that Assad, whenever he gets ahead in the war, suddenly decides to poison gas his own people especially when Russia removed all of his gas stock. US sanctions have caused recent troubles in Iran causing some demonstrations and upset that are all forgotten now as they all joined together to mourn their hero General assassinated by Trump. You go along with deep state designations as to who gets labeled a bad guy or a terrorist but fall for the garbage that Saudi Arabia and Israel (Netanyahu) are good guys like us. The US has over 800 military bases all over the world. Russia has 10 or 14. Compare all the countries military budgets and base your critique on that. USA has probably murdered more than any other country.–they die by the sanctions we put on as well.