Swan Island Peace Convergence 2015

Swan Island Peace Convergence 2015

Bring all the troops home. End the U.S. Alliance

On Syria

“The problem is, the UN Charter is very clear on what constitutes a legal use of military force—and permission from NATO isn’t on that very short list. If the Security Council does not say yes, and there is no legal claim of immediate self-defense (which even the US isn’t claiming regarding Syria), any use or threat of use of military force is illegal. Period. Full stop”


Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria


“The United States and the international community have failed to take constructive steps to promote peace-making efforts, which could have brought the crisis in Syria to an end” & “A military attack would invariably kill civilians for the ostensible purpose of showing the Syrian government that killing


Military intervention in Syria won’t solve anything


Our experience tells us that the last two decades of war have extracted a great price at home with so little to show for it. And the loss has not been just in lives and treasury, though those losses are staggering, but also in our understanding of who we are and what moral imperatives drive our decisions. In this case, the real strength may be in resisting the bully’s taunt.


Marie Dennis: Syrians Need Safety Zones for Humanitarian Relief


Urge Secretary of State John Kerry to actively encourage UN Security Council action in support of safe, cross-border corridors into Syria for humanitarian relief and to ensure that all promised U.S. aid for displaced and refugee communities is promptly delivered.”–Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International

Only a peace conference, not air strikes, can stop further bloodshed

Could the US and Russia force their respective allies to at least agree to a ceasefire?

In Syria, Obama’s Calculations Reveal Stupidity of US Imperialism


– Jon Queally, staff writer

“If the US, British and French governments were genuinely interested in bringing it to an end – instead of exploiting it to weaken Iran – they would be using their leverage with the rebels and their sponsors to achieve a ceasefire and a negotiated political settlement.”

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