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Demonstration Against War and Islamophobia!

Description: Demonstration
Against War and Islamophobia!

HANDS OFF SYRIA—NO NATO OR U.S. INTERVENTION


Sat., March 18, 2017, 1:00 p,m.
Liberty Pole, Rochester, NY

STOP THE WAR ON SYRIA!
OPPOSE THE TRAVEL BAN!
STOP THREATS OF WAR AGAINST IRAN!
STOP DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIMS!
STOP THE WAR ON THE PEOPLE OF YEMEN

Since the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, the US policy in the Middle East has taken an even more dangerous turn. While President Trump says he will not pursue a policy of regime change in Syria, he has surrounded himself with Islamophobes and militarists. Thanks to the new US administration, Islamophobia is on the rise throughout the Western world.

The Trump administration is now attempting to impose an inhumane travel and refugee ban on six Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — all targets of U.S. military attack or sanctions by the current and previous administrations.

The Pentagon is considering sending more U.S. ground forces to Syria. To justify this military escalation, the demonization of Syrian Government has been intensified though a new wave of misleading propaganda. The military budget is being increased by $54 billion!

Iran has been made the target of new threats as well. False claims about an Iranian attack on US ships in the Persian Gulf, combined with threats of new economic sanctions against Iran, which can easily jeopardize the Iran Nuclear Deal, are setting the stage for a new round of confrontation with Iran.

Mass killing of innocent civilians in Yemen by the criminal Saudi government, with full support from the United States, is being intensified. To add fuel to the fire, the Trump administration has talked about moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a move that will certainly lead to another dangerous conflagration in the Middle East. Trump has also called for a “one state solution” in Palestine,

All these point to the fact that we are moving toward another, more disastrous, catastrophe in the Middle East.

Sponsored by the Rochester International Action Center, Rochester_iac@frontiernet.com
Endorsed by United National Antiwar Coalition, U.S. Peace Council, Hands Off Syria Coalition
Location: Liberty Pole, Rochester, NY
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 1:00pm EDT
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017 1:19am GMT