No US Military Intervention in Syria
No to US Military Attack on Syria
Yes to humanitarian aid, diplomacy, and solidarity with the Syrian people and their struggle for freedom, dignity and social justice.
The Peace Council continues to organize against a US military attack on Syria. What you can do:
- Attend our two-part Syria Teach-In, September 24th and 30th. See above for details.
- Call the White House at (202) 456-1111.
- Call Representative Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (202) 224-3121 (both of whom support a missile strike).
- Protest. If the US military strikes Syria, take to the streets with the Peace Council. More details to come. Check this website for details.
- Educate yourself and others. Here is some suggested reading/listening from a variety of sources. Note the positions taken by authors/speakers below (other than the Steering Committee Statement from 2012) do not necessarily reflect the position of the Peace Council, but are provided to help our members form their own understanding of the situation in Syria. We will update this list periodically:
- Assault on medical care in Syria - UN International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
- 6th Report of Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
- Report on the Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in the Ghouta Area of Damascus on 21 August 2013
- Syrian Anarchist Challenges the Rebel/Regime Binary View of Resistance interview with Nader Atassi by Joshua Stephens (Sept. 6, 2013, Truthout)
- Rania Masri On The Syrian Conflict And The US Military Intervention at a Baltimore Teach-in (Sept 6, 2013)
- As Assad Regime Accepts Russian Plan on Chemical Weapons, A Debate on Syria’s Path Forward with Rania Masri and Rafif Joujati (Sept 10, 2013, Democracy Now!)
- A Conversation with Yasser Munif: Inside the Syrian Revolution and What the Left Must Do (Sept 5, 2013 The Declaration radio show)
- Nuremberg Prosecutor Makes The Case For Trying Assad (Sept 8, 2013, NPR)
- Campaign for Peace and Democracy Roundtable on Syria (includes a spectrum of analysis on armed and non-armed resistance and how the US should interact with the resistance in Syria)
- 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Progressives Discussing Syria by Ramah Kudaimi (Aug 28, 2013, Counterpunch)
- Syria divides the Arab left by Nicolas Dot-Pouillard (Le Monde Diplomatique)
Activism Within Syria:
- A Map of Non-Violent Activism in Syria by Syrian Non-Violence Movement (July, 2013, Amnesty International)
- The struggle continues: Syria’s grass-roots civil opposition by Leila Shrooms (Sept 16, Tahrir-ICN)
- The life and work of anarchist Omar Aziz, and his impact on self-organization in the Syrian revolution by Leila Shrooms (Sept 16, Tahrir-ICN)
- Al Raqqa: The reality of the military brigades, the administration of the liberated city and the revolutions to come by Mohammed Al Attar (September 16, 2013)
- Syria's nonviolent resistance is dying to be heard by Rania Khalek (September 9, 2013, al Jazeera)
- The Growing Challenge to The Syrian Regime and the Syrian Uprising by Bassam Haddad (June 30, 2013, Jadaliyya)
- SPC staff organizer Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre's statement from last Friday's demonstration opposing US military intervention can be found here.
- Read the Peace Council Steering Committee's statement on Syria from 2012.