Chicago, August 29: Hands Off Syria!

http://tinyurl.com/o2dd3po

5 PM, Federal Plaza: Adams & Dearborn, Chicago

Endorsed by:  Anti-War Committee – Chicago; CAMI-Committee Against the Militarization of Youth/Comite anti-militarizacion; Gay Liberation Network; International Socialist Organization; March 19th Anti-War Coalition; U.S. Palestinian Community Network – Chicago; World Can’t Wait Chicago, ANSWER Coalition – Chicago; Syrian American Forum, Iraq Veterans Against the War-Chicago;  8th Day Center for Justice; Food Not Bombs Pilsen; La Voz de los de Abajo; March 19th Anti-War Coalition; North Share Coalition for Peace, Justice and the Environment; NW Indiana Veterans For Peace.
 

Madison, August 29: Solidarity Sing Along at Fast Food Worker Strike / Other Actions in Milwaukee & Wausau

http://tinyurl.com/pneozma

Fast wood workers and other low-wage workers are planning a nationwide strike on August 29 to demand a living wage, dignity, decent working conditions, and the right to form a union without retaliation. After all, those are the basic reasons why unions are needed in the first place.

Locally, this will be the first action connected with this campaign. Milwaukee has already seen a couple citywide strikes under the name of Raise Up MKE that have been successful in building the movement there.

Here in Madison, there will be a rally at 4:30 at Library Mall, followed by a march up State Street to the Capitol, where there will be a post-march rally. We will sing one song (probably “Solidarity Forever”) at the Library Mall to send the march off on a good note, then we will join the march to Veteran’s Plaza (across the street from the Capitol by the State Street corner), where we will sing a few more labor solidarity songs, so please come on down & sing along! Everyone would be invited to join in, of course!

ALSO:

HUGE #829strike tomorrow:
Milwaukee 4pm http://bit.ly/141h9ZT
Madison 4:30pm http://bit.ly/15qxCKS
Wausau 4pm http://bit.ly/17jW69h
You in?

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Milwaukee, August 31: No Syria Intervention Rally

Saturday, August 31 @ Noon

At the Sunburst sculpture in front of the Art Museum on Wisconsin and Prospect.
Join Peace Action to protest US military intervention in Syria! We can’t afford another war, and we need you to help us get that message out: No bombs! No weapons! No boots on the ground! Come downtown to Water and Wisconsin this Saturday to raise your voice!
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: Accusations That Syria Used Chemical Weapon ‘Against Logic’

From RT: http://tinyurl.com/ml48wqn

Syrian leader President Bashar Assad has stressed that the claims of his government using chemical weapons made by Western countries are “an insult to common sense” and “nonsense,” in an interview to Russia’s Izvestia newspaper.

“The statements made by the politicians in the USA and in other Western countries represent an insult to common sense and neglect of the public opinion of citizens in those countries. It’s nonsense: first, they bring charges, and then they collect evidence. And it’s one of the most powerful countries that does it – the US. They accused us on Wednesday, and in only two days the American leadership announces they started to collect the evidence.… They accuse our army of using chemical weapons in the area that’s reportedly controlled by the terrorists. In fact, there is no precise front line between the army and the insurgents in that area. And how can a government use chemical weapons – or any other weapons of mass destruction – in the area where government troops are concentrated? This is against elementary logic.”

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on August 26, 2013 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad giving an interview with Russian newspaper Izvestia in Damascus (AFP Photo)

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on August 26, 2013 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad giving an interview with Russian newspaper Izvestia in Damascus (AFP Photo)

UNAC: No U.S. War on Syria!

United National Antiwar Coalition: https://www.unacpeace.org/

NO U.S. WAR ON SYRIA! 

TAKE ACTION NOW AND ORGANIZE EMERGENCY RESPONSE IF THERE IS AN ATTACK

and organize actions before an attack

If your organization is making such plans, please click here and fill out the form so we can let others know.

UNAC calls for all antiwar and social justice organizations to prepare for a response if there is any military action by the U.S. in Syria.  We call upon all organizations to mobilize to take action opposing U.S. intervention before any military action.  We also call upon all organizations to work together and make plans for an emergency response on the day after any military action against Syria. If your organization is making such plans, please click here and fill out the form so we can let others know.

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