Tell Congress and the White House: No More Deaths in Our Name, Demand that the International Community Take Action

Waging war is never a humanitarian act. The U.S. is again using the language of human rights, international law and peace to justify a bombing/military campaign, this time in Syria. The situation in Syria is complex, and the outcome has both regional and now global implications. We also know that objectivity is not at hand in the United States latest effort to "intervene" after the chemical attack, which is still under investigation.  The US has not been fully transparent about its interests in the region.

The conflict in Syria has a deep and complex history.  An estimated 100,000 Syrian people have lost their lives, and nearly 2 million have been forced to leave their country. We know that innocent people, often women and children pay for war and aggression and there is  no end in sight. A US military strike will not end the violence. More likely, it will trigger a massive regional conflict . And it will destroy the infrastructure the Syrian people will need to stabilize and rebuild their country. We know the examples of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and know the outcomes of those interventions. Congress is going to vote on this war before it begins so we must make our voices heard. More war is not the answer.

The political debate is being framed as if there are only two options: either the US bombs, or we do nothing.  But bombing is not the only option.  We believe the US Congress and President should instead join with the international community to take immediate steps to end the crisis:

Call the White House and Say No War, No Bombing. 202-456-1111

Sign the Petition Telling Congress bombing is not the Answer - No War

* Petition from our allies: Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Just Foreign Policy (JFP), Peace Action Peace and Justice Resource Center (PJRC), United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), Women's Actions for New Directions (WAND), Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP)

Read up on the complexities of the situation in Syria: