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WHAT A POLICY OF REAL SOLIDARITY WITH THE SYRIAN PEOPLE LOOKS LIKE

From the

by James Trimarco

After the release of horrifying images of Syrian civilians killed by chemical attacks on Tuesday, there were predictable demands that the United States should “take action” against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Indeed, hawkish voices in both the Democratic and Republican parties have been calling for US military engagement in Syria at least since March 2013, when more than two dozen people were killed in a sarin gas attack in the country’s north. In this context, Trump stands to benefit politically from Thursday’s missile strikes against a Syrian airfield.

SPC Statement

Congress Must Reject the Presidents war powers request

By Vani Kannan and Barbara Humphrey
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

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A Better Approach to ISIS: Don’t Bomb!

From the

by the SPC Steering Committee

President Obama has launched a new wave of US-led war, this time against ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIL or simply the Islamic State). Obama has made clear we are getting into this for the long haul, stating that the US must sustain military action beyond the end of his presidential term.

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Syria at Geneva II: The Missing Proxy

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by Paul Rogers

Editors’ note: Given the impossibility of printing a completely up-to-date piece about Syria, we chose this piece in which Paul Rogers assesses the likelihood of success of the Geneva II talks on the opening day. Find the original piece at http://www.opendemocracy.net/paul-rogers/syria-at-geneva-ii-missing-proxy.

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SPC Unity Statement on Syria

From the

by SPC Steering Committee

Editor’s note: Following President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry’s attempts to rush to bomb Syria in the late summer of 2013, the SPC Steering Committee undertook to write an organizational statement responding to that call for war and the situation on the ground in Syria. We found it a surprisingly challenging task due to the complexity of the situation and differing analyses within our leadership. We find these differences mirrored across the left in the US.

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Palestine in Lebanon 65 Years Later

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by Dana Seidenberg

With fighting in Syria spilling over into Lebanon, Beirut’s Palestinian refugees—and now Palestinians in Syria—are caught in the crossfire of a regional conflict they neither started nor can abate. Israel’s iron-fisted policies of the last century, particularly the forced removal of Palestinians from newly-formed Israel in 1948, turned the whole East Mediterranean region into a combat zone.

Syria Teach-in Part II with Yasser Munif

Mon, Sep 30, 2013 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY

Syria Teach-in Part II
Presentation and Discussion with Yasser Munif

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No War is Humanitarian War

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by Ben Kuebrich and Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre

Demonstration: No US Military Intervention in Syria

Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
Federal Building (100 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY)

The Syracuse Peace Council calls on people of conscience to join us Friday to show opposition to the proposed escalation of US military intervention in Syria. Bring your signs, bring your voices, bring your friends.

Syria Film: The Suffering Grasses

Tue, Sep 24, 2013 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY

“when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers”

Join the Peace Council for a film showing and skype discussion with director Iara Lee.