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

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