Day of Mass Action to Stop War on Iran – February 4, 2012
This Saturday, February 4, 2012, there will be hundreds of local actions aimed at preventing a war on Iran. For those of us living in Toledo or Northwest Ohio, there will be a demonstration in Defiance, Ohio from noon to 6 PM. Hey, I know that I am a total punster, but is it not totally appropriate to have an anti-war demonstration in DEFIANCE, Ohio! I know that folks from Occupy Toledo are planning to go. You can go here to find out more about the national movement and day of mass action on Iran.
Here’s some background information from antiwar.com on stopping a U.S. war on Iran:
The U.S. government is shaping public opinion to accept military intervention in Iran in the name of “national security.” Fabricated stories that claim evidence of Iran pursuing nuclear weapons is being blasted through mainstream media and repeated by almost every mainstream politician.
The U.S. has authorized harsh economic sanctions that could literally destroy and devastate the lives of millions of Iranian civilians. In addition to the sanctions, there have been targeted assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and a U.S. surveillance drone was discovered in violation of Iranian sovereignty and airspace.
Iraq is devastated from decades of U.S. military intervention and sanctions that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, rounded up and tortured innocent people. The Iraq war led to 4.5 million people being driven from their homes.
Afghanistan, the poorest country in the world is being destroyed by the richest. U.S. drones dropping bombs on civilians, striking fear and terror in the hearts of innocent people daily. Thousands of people remain in indefinite detention perhaps for the rest of their lives in Guantanamo and Bagram.
Let the whole world see that we will not let the U.S. rain death, destruction and devastation onto yet another country and further inflame a dire situation in the Middle East. One thing we know is that when people stand up together to resist the crimes of their government like the courageous protesters of the Arab Spring and Occupy, something beautiful can emerge.”