Protest Against US Intervention in Syria
No U.S. Intervention
No U.S. Weapons
Stop Plans for a No Fly Zone
We Need Jobs, Education and Healthcare, Not Endless War!
Most people in the U.S. oppose intervention in Syria, but step by step, U.S. military involvement grows. The No Fly Zone the Pentagon wants would cost $50 million a day. Our government is investing in endless war, while Chicago is closing schools and can’t afford a trauma center for hundreds of thousands of people on the South Side.
The Obama administration has announced they will supply arms directly to the Supreme Military Council of Syria, a group brought into existence by the U.S. last year. The Pentagon has proposed following this up with the creation of a No Fly Zone. The Anti-War Committee of Chicago opposes these measures, which would only escalate the conflict in Syria, which has already resulted in 93,000 deaths, according to the UN. Our responsibility in the U.S., as members of the anti-war movement here, is to oppose and stop all current and new U.S. wars. Obama says that arming the rebels is justified because the Syrian government used chemical weapons against them. Like George W. Bush’s claim of “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq, this is a lie. The truth is that the U.S., with its NATO and Gulf States allies, is intervening in Syria to again violate the sovereignty of an independent Arab state that will not do its bidding.
There is no such thing as "humanitarian intervention" from the U.S. The U.S. government does not care about the Syrian people--neither those who support Assad nor any others. U.S. intervention is meant to uphold and strengthen its empire. We're not exporting healthcare and education; we're exporting weapons and more destruction. We do not want another U.S. war against an Arab or Muslim country. That's why we speak out.
We have to speak out.
Join us in protest.