Emergency: Trump hits Syria with 60 cruise missiles. Protest nationally Friday and weekend.

From ANSWER Coalition:

Protests

Check this page for a growing listing of events.

See list at the end from the United National Anti-War Coalition

White House
Friday, April 7, 5 pm

Chicago Trump Tower
Friday, April 7, 5 pm

Seattle, Washington
Friday, April 7, 5 pm

New York City Trump Tower
Friday, April 7, 5 pm

Sarasota, Florida
Friday, April 7, 5 pm

Sacramento, California
Friday, April 7, 5:30 pm

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Friday, April 7, 6 pm

San Francisco – Stop Trump’s War on Syria!
Powell and Market Sts., San Francisco
Friday. April 7, 5 pm

Los Angeles, California
Friday, April 7, 5 pm

New Haven, CT
Saturday, April 8, 4 pm

Boston, Massachusetts
Saturday, April 8, 1 pm

The Trump administration is waging a new war of aggression in the Middle East. The target this time is Syria. More than 70 U.S. cruise missiles hit Syria tonight.

The ANSWER Coalition is calling on people and organizations to mobilize nationally coordinated protests Friday at 5:00 p.m. and throughout the weekend to demand an end to the U.S. war against Syria. These protests will be taking place in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C., at the White House.

It is noteworthy that in the hours before Trump ordered military strikes on Syria, Hillary Clinton emerged back into the public spotlight to demand that Trump carry out military strikes against Syria.

Again, following a tried and true script, U.S. imperialist military actions against an independent, sovereign Middle Eastern government takes place under the pretext of protecting civilians from weapons of mass destruction.

The hypocrisy of the war-mongering politicians and media is astounding. The United States has been bombing Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere daily, killing hundreds of civilians in Mosul, Iraq in one attack alone. Scores of families, including their children, were murdered by American bombs. The U.S. media has been virtually silent about this crime.

In March, the Pentagon carried out 70 bombings of Yemen, more than in all of 2016, and continues to provide the bombs and bombers for the genocidal Saudi-led war on that country.

Now, the U.S. government is bombing the secular government of Bashar al-Assad at the moment that the Syrian national army was defeating al-Qaeda, the so-called Islamic State and other terrorist armed organizations. The Syrian government denies using chemical weapons. Instead of bombing first and asking questions later, shouldn’t there be an objective investigation into the facts?

Again, the U.S. government describes its war motives as humanitarian. Again, the U.S. government asserts that the targeted government possesses and has used weapons of mass destruction as the rationale for another bombing campaign.

At this point, every person in the United States should assume that the U.S. government, the Pentagon, and the CIA are lying when they seek to justify this new military aggression.

Let us not forget that the U.S. government insisted that it was required to go to war in Iraq to prevent the government of Saddam Hussein from using weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons existed in 2003. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died, tens of thousands of American troops suffered life-changing injuries or were killed, and the country of Iraq was fragmented, allowing ISIS to come into existence.

Trump’s military strikes against Syria pose a grave danger of escalating into a regional or even global confrontation. The Syrian government, in its battle against al-Qaeda, ISIS and other armed groups, has the support of Russia and Iran.

The ANSWER Coalition is calling on people and organizations to mobilize nationally coordinated protests Friday at 5:00 p.m. and throughout the weekend to demand an end to the U.S. war against Syria. These protests will be taking place in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C., at the White House.

Click here to submit details of your local action.

Check this page for a growing listing of events.

http://www.answercoalition.org

EMERGENCY!
Act Now to Prevent a Trump Attack on Syria!
Phone the White House and Congress Now!

Yesterday President Trump —  who during the campaign expressed a desire for a new, more restrained approach to the war in Syria –publicly accepted the claim that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons against its own people, including children. He declared: “Lines have been crossed.” He threatened to take some sort of action. The photos are horrific. The media has for several days gone into full hysteria mode, repeating unproven allegations, attributing blame, and relying on biased sources. Is this another Gulf of Tonkin?
 
This is more than a dangerous moment. It is a full-blown war crisis. It is no secret that President Trump is an impulsive and often ill-informed individual. His Administration in its first months has been buffeted by missteps, defeats, and embarrassments. He may think he “needs a win.” We must make sure his Administration does not think an attack on Syria would be “a win.” We have hours, at most a few days to do so.
 
We have been down this road before. Sophisticated observers have already noted this alleged attack has all the earmarks of a false flag operation. The Syrian government has absolutely no motive for mounting such an attack. (see: Gerry CondonPatrick Henningsen; and Phyllis Bennis)
 
As a leader of Veterans for Peace, Gerry Condon, has wisely observed, the sources for the gas attack reports are the rebel forces themselves, their own media, and the “White Helmets” and other Western-funded NGOs who are notorious for creating “regime change” propaganda against the Assad government. Famed investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has documented that the last large Sarin attack blamed on the Syrian government was carried out by terrorist groups with the support of Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Hersh also documented that chemical weapons were transported from Libya to U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria by the CIA and Hillary Clinton’s State Department. 
 
Yet the mainstream media do not mention any of this. They ask no tough questions. They entertain no doubts. They repeat previous lies that have already been debunked. They unashamedly interview sources which have long been cheerleaders for military intervention in Syria.
 
We can stop an attack. In 2013, an immense surge of phone calls to the White House and Congress stayed the hand of President Obama under similar pressure to “do something.” We successfully prevented Obama from attacking Syria in 2013. 

We can do it again. Pick up that phone! 

  • Call the White House at 202-456-1414;
  • Call your Congress members House and Senate at 202- 224-3121

Yours in peace,

Alfred L. Marder, President
U.S. Peace Council
 P. O. Box 3105, New Haven, Connecticut 06515

Telephone: 203-387-0370; Fax: 203-397-2539; Email: amistadmarder@gmail.com

From the United National Anti-War Coalition (www.unacpeace.org)

If you don’t see a protest in your city here, create your own.
Baltimore  April 7 – 8pm – Mckeldin Square
Boston April 7 – 5pm – Boston Common
Boston  April 8 – 1pm – Park & Tremont
Chicago  April 7 – 5pm – Trump Int’l Hotel & Tower
Cleveland   April 7 – 6pm – Cleveland Public Square
Denver  April 7 – 5pm – State Capitol
Detroit  April 7 – 5pm – Campus Martius Park
Fort Lauderdale, FL  April 8 – 4pm – Federal Courthouse
Houston   April 7 – 5pm – Westheimer & Post Oak
Jacksonville, FL  April 7 – 6pm – Hemming Park
London, England  April 7 – 5pm – Downing Street
Los Angeles   April 7 – 5pm – Pershing Square
Minneapolis April 8 – 3pm – Hiawatha & Lake Sts.
Minneapolis  April 11 – 4:30pm – 1200 Washington Ave. So.
Newark, NJ  April 7 – 5pm – MLK Monument
New Haven, CT  April 8 – 4pm – Church & Chapel Sts.
New Orleans  April 11 – 5pm – Canal & N. Rampart
New York City  April 7 – 6:30 pm – Union Square
Ottawa, ON  April 8 – 1:30pm – U.S. Embassy
Philadelphia  April 7 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm – City Hall
Richmond, VA   April 7 – 5pm – 700 W. Broad St.
Salt Lake City  April 9 – 4:00 to 6:00 – Federal Bldg.
San Francisco / Bay Area  April 7 – 5pm – Powell & Market
Tucson, AZ  April 7 – 4pm – Federal Building

Vancouver, BC – April 7 – 4pm to 7pm  – U.S. Consulate
Vancouver, BC – April 8 – 3:30 pm – Vancouver Art Gallery

Washington DC – April 7 – 12 noon – Pentagon Metro Station

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