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Not Another Preventable War!

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by SPC Steering Committee

Last month, we solemnly marked the 10 year anniversary of the preventable war with Iraq. Around the world, millions of people protested this war, a war based on lies and fabricated intelligence. An agonizing decade followed. Over 4,000 Americans and 100,000 Iraqis died. The effects of the war continue for Iraqis who lost loved ones, who’ve been displaced by chaos, and who suffer from lack of electricity, clean water and jobs. The effects of the war continue for US soldiers who are injured and suffer from PTSD.

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Drone Resisters Speak Out At Trial

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compiled by Ben Kuebrich and Ed Kinane

After a several-hour-long trial on December 13, 2012, DeWitt Town Court judge Robert Jokl found eleven members of Upstate Drone Action guilty of “trespass,” a violation. The “trespass” occurred on June 28 outside the main entrance of Hancock Air Base, just north of Syracuse, as the defendants attempted to deliver a citizens’ indictment to the Base chain of command for the Reaper drone war crimes being committed from there. Here we present extracts (recalled from notes and memory) of several of the defendants’ court testimonies.

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The Economics of Oil Wars

From the

Seth Rutledge

SPC Statement

SPC Statement on the US Withdrawal from Iraq

By Ursula Rozum, SPC Staff
Mon, Dec 19, 2011

SPC Statement on the US Withdrawal from Iraq

Printed Monday, December 19 in the Syracuse Post-Standard

The Syracuse Peace Council eagerly anticipates the return of U.S. service members from the war in Iraq. As an organization that opposed the Iraq War before it was launched, we feel it is long overdue.

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The Predators: Where is Your Democracy?

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by Kathy Kelly

This article was originally published online by Kathy Kelly on May 9, 2011.

On May 4, 2011, CNN World News asked whether killing Osama bin Laden was legal under international law. Other news commentary has questioned whether it would have been both possible and advantageous to bring Osama bin Laden to trial rather than kill him.

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Syracuse Peace Council Response to the Arrest of Saddam Hussein

Wed, Dec 3, 2008

The Syracuse Peace Council is pleased to hear that Saddam Hussein has been detained. We hope his capture will help relieve the fear of his return to power, a fear which has hindered the Iraqi people from reconstructing their nation. For many Iraqis the ongoing US occupation is also a major obstacle to self-governance.

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ANOTHER VIET NAM? Syracuse Peace Council Statement on Iraq

By Jessica Maxwell
Tue, Apr 13, 2004

We have witnessed a horrifying escalation of violence in Iraq this past week. The violence raging in Iraq was not only predictable, but also unnecessary. As an organization committed to peace and social justice, we mourn for all those killed or injured and those who care about them. We also condemn US tactics that provoke increased violence, such as firing on nonviolent demonstrators and journalists, or as in Fallujah, targeting entire cities and towns, including large civilian populations.

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The Myth of Iraqi Sovereignty

By Andy Mager
Fri, Jun 25, 2004

George W. Bush continues to proclaim that Iraq will be a sovereign nation as of June 30, 2004. He hopes that continuous repetition of this false mantra will fool our nation into believing that democracy is emerging in Iraq.

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The Surge to Nowhere

By Jessica Maxwell, Published in the Syracuse Post Standard
Wed, Jan 2, 2008

The recent interview with General Petraeus (December 23) was typical of mainstream media coverage of the surge: superficial, shortsighted and soft. Discussions of tactical military gains dominate with little attention to the big picture—the one that counts. The only war the Bush administration has any chance of winning with the surge is the information war it’s waging here at home.

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