BY Chris Manor | Provo, UT | 6/19/14
Facing disaster in Iraq, President Obama addressed the rapidly developing conflict in a June 19 address. President Obama claimed, “American troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again.” However, in the next breath Obama also laid out his plans to expand U.S. intervention.
BY staff | New York, NY | 6/18/14
Anti-war activists joined Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Jaafari, for a press conference at the U.N. on June 18, at 11:00 a.m.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/17/14
The organizers of a weekly peace vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge are urging people to attend the Wednesday, June 18 vigil as an initial way of speaking out against a new U.S. war on Iraq.
BY Tom Burke | Chicago, IL | 6/14/14
With sectarian militants seizing cities and towns across northern Iraq and threatening war on Bagdad, President Obama announced on June 13, “We will not be sending US troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options.” In response, antiwar leaders in the US are speaking out against US intervention and mobilizing people to protest US war moves.
BY staff | Damascus, Syria | 6/04/14
Election observers gathered June 4, the day after election day, to discuss what they had seen and adopted a statement that the elections were democratic and wished the Syrian people a new stage of stability, national unity and reconciliation.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Beirut, Lebanon | 6/02/14
Prominent Chicago- based anti-war activist Joe Iosbaker is in route to Damascus, Syria where he will participate in a delegation of observers for the Syrian election’s.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/02/14
Twin Cities area peace and anti-war groups held a protest at the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, May 30, to respond to President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. plans to leave nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Damascus, Syria | 6/02/14
Ten people from the U.S., Canada and Ireland have traveled to Syria to observe the presidential elections taking place here June 3.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 5/30/14
President Obama announced May 27, that by 2015 the U.S. will have 9,800 troops in Afghanistan and that by the end of 2016 the U.S. will leave troops to guard the U.S. embassy in Kabul.
BY United Electrical Workers | Ukraine | 5/27/14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following May 27 statement from the United Electrical Workers (UE) on developments in the Ukraine and U.S. intervention.