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Reference List Opposing 2017.4.6 US Bombing of Syria

Click on the link below to obtain a list of references - organizational statements, analysis, petitions and legislation opposing the US bombing of and war  on Syria. 2017.4 SyriaAttack references.pages

April 12, 2017 No Comments Full Story

New Haven Board of Alders Unanimously Passes Resolution: Cut Military Budget, Fund Human Needs

The New Haven, Connecticut, Board of Alders heard from city Department heads how they could fulfill their missions if money now going to war making were available. The city could meet "unmet social-service needs. We would truly end homelessness and expand the re-entry programs. Rebuild the senior's program and finish the youth center! There would be quality health care and drug rehab on demand. Food Justice for all!" Moreover, "We would have plenty of jobs and affordable housing. And a hi

March 8, 2017 1 Comment Full Story

Peace Council Syria Conflict Reference List

After returning from the peace and justice delegation to Syria in July 2016, members of the Greater New Haven of the US Peace Council chapter started collecting some useful references to the conflict in that country. We created an informal, annotated reference list to which we occasionally add new material. You can find it HERE.

December 22, 2016 1 Comment Full Story

Ukraine Analysis — Resurgence of Fascism

Ukraine Analysis -- Resurgence of Fascism

Peter Gehl | Saskatchewan Peace News | June 2014 | “Fascism/nazism is a terrible evil, and if it is not immediately stopped, it will keep growing and sprawling like cancer.” ― T. (teacher from Odessa) REGINA – As events unfold in Ukraine, the complexity of the struggle between ordinary Ukrainians for a better for life, Ukrainian oligarchs for continued wealth and privilege, and outside geopolitical forces for world influence and self-interest is becoming more apparent and significant.

June 15, 2014 No Comments Full Story

WPC President Socorro Gomes Appeals to President Obama to Release Imprisoned Cuban Heroes

Socorro Gomes | President of World Peace Council | São Paulo, 05 June 2014 | To Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States Mr. President, Together with many social movements, academic, scientific and artistic personalities, and especially with renowned foreign jurists I come, as President of the World Peace Council, to request the immediate freedom of 3 Cuban citizens, unfairly arrested in the United States when they were protecting their country against terrorist attacks. I refer t

June 15, 2014 No Comments Full Story

Statement of the WPC Regarding the Massacre of Odessa and the Developments in the Ukraine

The WPC denounces strongly the recent massacre of Odessa where reactionary fascist groups set on fire the locked Trade Union building of the city with hundreds of protesters seeking protection inside the building on Friday 2nd May 2014. The clear murderous attempt was completed when the protesters were trying to escape from the fire by jumping from the windows of the mentioned building and the armed gangs were beating and shooting these people to death. The Kiev interim regime, which came to po

May 30, 2014 No Comments Full Story

WARNING: A US-SPONSORED FASCIST COUP IN VENEZUELA!

James Jordan, of the Alliance for Global Justice, warns that we need to direct our energies toward blocking a US-sponsored fascist coup in Venezuela. James leads AFGJ's Colombia Watch program, and is a longtime activist and organizer for peace and justice. The excerpts below are James' comments from an informal communication. ...If anything worries even more than the connections of the Venezuelan right wing with the US, they are the connections they have with [former Colombian president] Álva

February 23, 2014 No Comments Full Story

Alliance for Global Justice Statement on Right-Wing Violence in Venezuela

Alliance for Global Justice Statement on Right-Wing Violence in Venezuela

| February 17, 2014 | Nearly a year ago, March 5, 2013, delegations of world leaders, dignitaries and millions of Venezuelans went to pay their respects at the funeral of President Hugo Chavez. The Bolivarian Process, since 1999, has brought greater equality and happiness to Venezuelans and true solidarity and inspiration to people and nations under the thumb of US hegemony. We knew we would have to defend it. The Venezuelan undemocratic and violent right wing includes US-funded private univers

February 22, 2014 No Comments Full Story

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