July 8, 2008

FREEZE on July 10th

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Dear Friends,
Responding to the renewed threats of a U.S./Israeli attack on Iran before President Bush leaves office, United for Peace and Justice calls for actions to speak out against any U.S./Israeli military attack on Iran.
U.S. officials say Israel is mounting a "full court press" to get the Bush administration to strike Iran's nuclear complex, CBS News reports. In The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh reports that congressional leaders agreed last year to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran. New York Newsday and the Seattle-Post Intelligencer warn that Congress is considering a resolution promoted by AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) that would effectively endorse a naval blockade of Iran, an act of war.
Join NYC-UFPJ and other NYC groups on Thursday for a FREEZE in Grand Central Station. This dramatic action was used on the 5th anniversary of the war in Union Station in Washington, DC and drew a great deal of attention. At 5:00 PM, we will gather at Lexington and 42nd Street. At 5:30, we will enter Grand Central, spread out walking and talking casually and then at the appointed time, everyone will freeze and stand still and silent for 5 minutes. If you have "Peace with Iran" or "We Not Be Silent" t-shirts, we encourage you to wear them and we will have some for sale that day. We will also have Peace with Iran signs that can be pinned to your shirts. (No signs are allowed in Grand Central). To particpate, we ask that you register so that we know how many people to expect.

In addition to this action, we encourage all to take part in the National Days of Coordinated Action against war with Iran on July 19-21 that is being called for by United for Peace and Justice. Voices in the U.S. calling for real diplomacy and negotiations with Iran are being silenced and we help to bring them to light. Few people in this country know Iran has an offer on the table for comprehensive negotiations with the United States that could resolve the nuclear stand-off and other issues. Nor do they know that talks with Iran without preconditions are supported by independent experts like Thomas Pickering, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN during the first Bush administration.
To counter the renewed threats of military action, UFPJ is calling for actions around the country



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1 comment:

stuigi said...

In my world of logic, the following quote is backwards, "U.S. officials say Israel is mounting a "full court press" to get the Bush administration to strike Iran's nuclear complex."
King Georges texan trigger finger is once again starting to itch as his reign comes to a close. Knowing the manipulation used by his court of Jesters, Israel is the one being 'courted' to start the raid with the full backing of our military. Our Gov wants full control of the Middle East at any cost!