Friday, June 20, 2014

[SDCPJ] ACT NOW! Say no to US Military Intervention in Iraq/No to Sending U.S. "military advisors"

ACT NOW! Roots of the Iraq crisis and the U.S. role: A letter from Iraqi and U.S. groups with the Right to Heal Initiative. Read up then call the White House at (202)456-1111 and say "no U.S. military intervention in Iraq, no to sending U.S. 'military advisers', and heed Iraqi civil society's call to oppose Iraq's sectarian political system which the U.S. devised and has backed since 2003."

A Letter on the Current Iraq Crisis from the Right to Heal Initiative
https://www.warresisters.org/letter-current-iraq-crisis-right-heal-initiative

June 19, 2014

U.S. Department of State

Attention: Secretary John Kerry

2201 C Street NW

Washington DC 20520

Dear Secretary Kerry:

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 incited a previously unimaginable deepening of sectarian divisions among the people of Iraq following the overthrow of the repressive Ba'athist regime of Saddam Hussein. The US government and its occupation forces set in place the most serious sectarian and ethnic tensions in Iraq's modern history and have yet to address the humanitarian catastrophe set in motion by the war. On the 10-year commemoration of the US invasion in March 2013, the Right to Heal initiative brought together Iraqi social justice organizers and unionists with US military veterans opposed to the war and our group of politically-aligned organizations to call for reparations for the people of Iraq for the disastrous legacy US forces left behind....


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