Date of Interview: February 19, 2016 — New York —
B.A. [USPC]: With sincere thanks for allowing us to have this interview with you despite your extremely busy schedule, please start by giving us an overall view of the state of affairs with regard to the Syrian crisis today.
Dr. Ja’afari: Let me brief you as simply as possible. If there is a turning point in the whole situation right now, it will be as the following: The enemies of Syria have moved from stage I to Stage II. Stage I
February 22, 2016
An Urgent Appeal by the U.S. Peace Council: To All of Our Friends in the Peace Movement —
Dear Friends and Comrades in Peace,
As you are all well aware, after almost half a decade of violent proxy war, terrorism, and bloodshed in Syria, the warring parties have agreed to meet once again, this time in Geneva, Switzerland, to find a political solution to the ongoing war that has cost the lives of tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children, has left millions of Syrians homele
January 24, 2016
On December 10, numerous New Haven leaders spoke out about the Human Right to Peace and what it means to our community. Below is a photo of Mayor Toni Harp speaking in front of the Amistad Statue by City Hall. Here is a link to an article on the event in the Yale Daily News.
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp Alder Richard Furlow
Union Activist Jess Corbett Social Worker Sherman Malone
Gateway Community College Professor
December 20, 2015
The participants of the 4th International Seminar for the abolition of Foreign Military Bases held in Guantanamo, Cuba, 23-25 November 2015, strongly condemn the shooting down of the Russian fighter plane yesterday by Turkish forces over Syria.
We call for an end to foreign interference in Syria, a negotiated settlement of the conflict with all nations taking part including the Syrian government.
We call on all the world’s peace forces to vigorously, publicly and promptly demonstrate aga
November 25, 2015
The US Peace Council condemns the recent US naval provocation in the waters off South East Asia.
The US public and – even more so, the US antiwar movement – need to understand the larger context of this particular provocation.
On October 27, 2015, the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of one of Beijing's man-made islands in the contested Spratly archipelago. This is the first time since 2012 that the US has directly challenged China's claims of the
November 5, 2015
Dear Peace Activist!
On Monday, October 12th, the coordinating committee of Peace and Planet, the recently held International Conference held in New York to coincide with the United Nations meeting on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, met in New York. Among other matters, we discussed our concerns about the present conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. There are 15 countries already involved in the fighting. Two Nuclear weapon powers are facing each other. THE DANGER OF WORLD WAR 3 IS NOT UNREA
November 4, 2015
Dear Friends and Comrades in Peace,
As you are well aware, our world is at a critically dangerous juncture: the possibility of a military, potentially a nuclear, confrontation between NATO, led by the United States, and Russia. The militaries of the two nuclear superpowers are once again facing each other, this time in Eastern Europe, especially in Ukraine, and in Syria. And tensions are increasing each passing day.
In a sense, we can say that a world war is already taking place. Currently
October 16, 2015
U.S. Peace Council, February 11, 2015 —
Today its [the military’s] task is to expand the “zones of democratic peace;” to deter the rise or a new great-power competitor.... The Balkans, and southeastern Europe more generally, present the major hurdle toward the creation of a Europe “whole and free” from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The delay in bringing security and stability to southeastern Europe has ... prevented the consolidation of the victory in the Cold War.... This is espec
March 25, 2015
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