CODEPINK :: 7 Ways to Prevent War with Iran
Get your city to pass a resolution for diplomacy, not war, with Iran.
CODEPINK, Global Exchange and Cities for Progress have launched a campaign to encourage cities to pass resolutions calling for diplomacy with Iran, not war.
So far, three cities have passed resolutions. CODEPINK aims to have at least 50 cities passing resolutions by the end of 2007 to show a groundswell of grassroots support for resolving differences with the Iranian government in a non-violent fashion. Your help is needed to pass a resolution in your city.
Click here to learn how you can help pass a cities for peace resolution.
See a sample City Council Peace Resolution.
Sign CODEPINK's statement calling for peace with Iran.
We need our elected officials, both locally and nationally, to know our determination to prevent a war with Iran.
Click here to sign the Iran Peace statement.
Invite a Speaker to Your Community.
CODEPINK has a wide range of speakers--Iranians, Iranian-Americans, Americans who have written books on Iran--who can come speak to your church group, school, union or community organization. They can help your audience understand the beauty of the Iranian culture and people. They can counter the prevalent misconceptions about Iran, provide an understanding of the likely consequences of a US military attack, and offer real solutions to improving relations between our nations.
To learn more about how to invite a speaker, email iran[at]codepinkalert[dot]org.
Travel to Iran on a Citizen Diplomacy Trip.
CODEPINK is working with its sister organization, Global Exchange, to send several delegations a year to Iran as part of their commitment to people-to-people diplomacy. Contrary to popular Western perception, the vast majority of Iranians are eager to rebuild relations with the United States and are extremely hospitable to Americans. CODEPINK arranges for you to meet with women's groups, academics, environmental NGOs, artists, and ordinary Iranians, giving you the opportunity to explore Iranians' views on their society, the impact of US-Iranian relations on their lives, and their hopes for the future.
Learn What Presidential Candidates Are Saying About Iran.
It is critical during this election season, to listen to what the presidential candidates--both Republican and Democrat--are saying about Iran. When a candidate says "No options are off the table," they are sanctioning not only a possible military attack, but also a nuclear attack on Iran. This is totally unacceptable. We must insist that they put a nuclear attack off the table, and that they call for negotiations, not war.
Click here to download a list of presidential candidates and their positions on Iran.
Download and distribute CODEPINK's latest DON'T IRAQ IRAN flyer.
Citizens of the World: Sign the Global Petition to the UN Security Council.
Click here to add your name today!
On August 6, 2007, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, an International Statement for a Middle East Free of All Weapons of Mass Destruction was released which is endorsed by several of the most influential peace, anti-nuclear and community organisations around the world as well as five Nobel Laureates. It demands that Israel join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and dismantle its nuclear arsenal and calls for a peaceful resolution of Iran's nuclear programme exclusively through negotiations and dialogue within the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The full statement and a list of signatories is available online. We urge you to get your organizations to sign on.
Ask Your Press to be Critical and Vigilant.
The mainstream media is already jumping on the bandwagon about the Iranian threat. We hoped they would have learned their lesson after spreading falsehoods about WMDs in Iraq. But once again journalists such as New York Times' Michael R. Gordon, Judith Miller's sidekick in the WMD and phony aluminum tubes reporting, are quoting anonymous sources as proof that Iran is providing Iraqi militias with powerful explosives to attack US troops. For more analysis of the press and Iran, click here.
In fact, the evidence against Iran is insubstantial and full of exaggeration. Even General Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he hasn't seen any intelligence that supports the claim. We need to tell the press that now is the time to ask serious questions instead of blindly supporting the administration's headlong rush into another tragic and unnecessary war. Please contact media outlets and tell them we demand a critical, vigilant press.
Send your letter now.
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