Prevent War with Iran

In 2008, Congress and the U.S. administration increased pressure on Iran, escalating tensions that could lead to war. Learn the facts, the options, and what you can do to stop the war before it starts.

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Sarah van Gelder spacer Americans Say No to War with Iran: Will Washington Listen?
by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Editor
Public opposition to Resolution 362, which encourages what amounts to an act of war against Iran, is growing.
Mount Damavand, Iran. Photo by Arash Shiva spacer How Iran Could Help the U.S.
by Robert Naiman
Iran helped the United States overthrow the Taliban in Afghanistan, and it could help bring peace to Iraq and the region.
Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering spacer Call For Talks With Iran
by former Amb. Thomas Pickering
Pickering proposes talks without preconditions and a multinational uranium enrichment consortium in Iran.
map of Iran spacer How to Stop War on Iran
by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Editor
The majority of Americans know that there is a better way. So how do we stop this war?

:: What You Can Do

UPJ logo spacer Local Actions on Iran
by United for Peace and Justice
Now, before an irreversible step in taken, is the time for us to speak out on any U.S./Israeli military attack on Iran.
CODEPINK spacer Seven Steps Against This War
CODEPINK has launched a campaign to stop war with Iran. Here are their seven suggestions for action.
People at the socical forum spacer People Power :: It's Time to Stop the War Ourselves
by Aimee Allison and Davit Solnit
It isn't enough to be right about the dangers of war. To stop the next war we need to reclaim our proud tradition of "people power."
Shalom Center spacer A Multireligious Call To Make Peace With Iran
by the Shalom Center
Rabbis and other religious leaders call for peace with Iran.

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Illustration by
Guy Billout
spacer Preparing the Battlefield
by Seymour M. Hersh
The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran
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Scott Ritter spacer Iran Shows Its Cards
by Scott Ritter
There can no longer be any doubt about the consequences of any U.S. and/or Israeli military action against Iran.
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Women Against War Flyer spacer 5 Myths and Truths about Iran
by Women Against War
Quick facts; The common myths and realities about the situation in Iran.
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Rick Steves captures himself with a group of Iranian women. Photo by Abdi Sami

In Iran with Rick Steves
Abdi Sami's photo diary follows Rick Steves' travels in Iran.

Women in Tehran, Photo by Arash Shiva

Life in Iran
Arash Shiva’s beautiful photographs of daily life in Iran.

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Images of Iran you don't see every day.
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:: A Pilgrimage to Syria by Elias Amidon and Elizabeth Rabia Roberts

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Making Peace
Healing a Violent World

People from across religious traditions, from war zones, prisons, and divorcing families tell stories of the practical art of peacemaking in this YES! book.