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Not Another Preventable War!

From the

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.

SPC Statement

Not Another Preventable War!

Fri, Mar 22, 2013

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.

CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Syracuse Peace Council, 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210

The CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel committee meets monthly to plan our activities. New people are always welcome.

Land Day - 5 Broken Cameras

Sat, Mar 30, 2013 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse NY

On March 30, 1976 Arab-Israelis organized in Galilee to protest the Israeli occupation and appropriation of Palestinian land. They were met by Israeli police and, in the ensuing clash, 6 Arab-Israelis were killed. Every year since, Palestinians have commemorated March 30th as Land Day with annual protests on this date. The SPC seeks to support the Palestinian struggle with a commemoration of our own.

 

Protest Israeli Settlement Expansion

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 12:30pm
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Corner of Erie Blvd E and E Genesee St

Join our monthly demonstration against Israel's plans to expand its illegal settlements in the West Bank.

 

 

CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel Meeting

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 11:30am
Syracuse Peace Council

CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel is a community educational and organizing group that meets the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 am. We provide grassroots education and generate political pressure needed to re-orient US policy toward a just peace. Coordinated by the Syracuse Peace Council, it includes people active in the local Methodist Task Force for Middle East Peace, the Islamic Society of Central New York, Al Huda Muslim American Society Mosque and Syracuse Jews for Peace. New people welcome at any meeting.

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War Update

From the

by Seth Rutledge

Gaza: Israel initiated Operation Pillar of Cloud (Nov. 14-21) by killing Hamas military second-in-command and peace negotiator Ahmed Jabari. He had just received a draft of a truce agreement between Hamas and Israel brokered by Egypt.[1]
            Israel bombed 1,500 sites; killing 166 Palestinians (33% civilians); wounding 1,235 (97% civilians); demolished 242 buildings; and damaged over 8,000 buildings totaling $1.2 billion in damages.[2]

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Report from Gaza

From the

by Gary Doupe

Cover concept: M. RyderCover concept: M. RyderThe 1.6 million people of Gaza have come through November’s bombings, unbowed. I was in Gaza earlier that month, with a delegation of 21 Americans sent by Interfaith Peace-Builders. Among the many groups of people we met from diverse sectors of Gazan society was the family of Ahmed Abu Dakka, a 13 year old boy shot and killed a day earlier by Israeli fire while he was playing soccer with friends. His killing was not only tragic for one family, but challenging for all who call Gaza their home.

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No Justice for Rachel Corrie

From the

Aly Wane

On August 28 Judge Oded Gershon of the Haifa District court dismissed the civil lawsuit brought on behalf of Rachel Corrie’s parents against the State of Israel for the unlawful killing of their daughter. Rachel was a US peace activist and member of the International Solidarity Movement, a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation in Palestine by using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.

SPC Statement

SPC Statement on US Military Aid to Israel

Fri, Nov 16, 2012

As the Israel-Palestine conflict escalates again this week and the world’s airwaves are flooded with images of grieving families holding their dead, we in the United States must once again ask ourselves: Are we a nation of peace or a nation of war?

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