Saturday: Emergency Actions To Protest War On Syria

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#NOWARWITHSYRIA GLOBAL RALLIES ON AUGUST 31, 2013

GLOBAL No War with Syria RALLIES HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 31st AROUND THE WORLD…


PLEASE GET INVOLVED. SHARE THIS TO STOP THIS ILLEGAL AND UNJUST WAR! #NoWarwithSyria

Here’s how you can become involved…

► PLAN OF ACTION TO OPPOSE ILLEGAL & UNCONSTITUTIONAL WAR W/SYRIA [AS]:

Activists are launching global rallies on Saturday, August 31st in every city and town in the world.

Here’s how you get involved:

Go to the FB search bar and search for “No War with Syria Rally (YOUR CITY)” [example: No War With Syria Rally London]

Join the event, invite ALL of your friends to join it as well, then get involved with the locals that are already on the event page to help them in any way you can.

*If there is no event page made for your location yet, please make one. Here’s how:

• Click on your event tab from your FB homepage.

• Click “create an event”.

• Name the event “No War with Syria Rally (YOUR CITY)” [example: No War with Syria Rally Sydney].

• Make sure you set the privacy to public so other people can find it when they search for it.

• Pick a central and relevant location and start time for your area (please make it Saturday, August 31st).

• Invite ALL of your friends and encourage everyone else to invite their friends as well and do whatever else you can to let people know about the rally.

• Try to get some volunteers together to make banners to do some canvassing on Friday, the night before your rally. Contact the local overpass light brigade or set one up yourself. Make signs.

• Pass out flyers in the days leading up to your rally. If you can’t afford them, ask for some donations. Some local businesses may also be willing to help you out with printing.

• Contact other activist groups in your area for help (Occupy groups, anti-war groups, Veterans for Peace groups, Code Pink, civil liberty groups, etc.).

• Contact local media and let them know about your rally. Focus on independent journalists in your area.

• Use hashtag #NoWarwithSyria for your march and use it on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

• The rest is up to your discretion to handle locally.

THE TIME TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND STOP THE WAR IS NOW. SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ANYONE AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW, THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT LIVES DEPEND ON IT.

1) Worldwide call for a ceasefire in #Syria
2) Halt of arms sales to both sides.
3) Humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees
Share your thoughts!

Thank you! Solidarity Worldwide!

  • fritz

    the link to here suggests that I would see a list of actions. not one. disappointing.

    • Kevin Zeese

      Fritz — this is all happening very quickly. People need to take responsibility to make these protests happen. The method described in this article provides you the tools to either find an event in your community or to create one.

  • http://millsriverliberal.blogspot.com anne white

    What about info for those of us who are not FB users?

  • ANDREA
  • http://economicdemocracy.org/wtc/ econdemocracy HB

    Thank you so much for your help organizing. I wanted to mention one thing I didn’t see in your otherwise (and in fact, *still*) very excellent piece “Secrets Result in Abuse of Power: The New Era Is Becoming One of Transparency” (I would post there but no comments seem to be possible on that page) Yes, recently the CIA admitted what we’ve known, it was behind the 1953 Iran coup, planned “at the highest levels” of US government, etc. But what about Syria?

    Your great article was from Truthout and then re-posted on 28 August 2013 here, so why no Foreward/preamble about Syria? I assume you know (but maybe I shouldn’t, I found out not that many years ago, and the list of “hidden history” is huge) Did Syria ever had an elected government? Yes. When was it lost? In a 1949 coup…which led to string of other copus which eventually led to Assad’s father before him.

    Now:Who was behind the coup? Yes, the CIA. We need to should this from the rooftops, folks! And I hope two of this country’s finest activists (MF and KZ) will do so too, please..?

    I did some research so as not to have to trust the source where I originally heard it..here are references backing the fact that 1949 coup that killed an
    elected government in..Syria..was another CIA operation:

    1. Douglas Little, Cold War and Covert Action: The United States and
    Syria, 1945-1958, Middle East Journal, V44N1 on JSTOR,

    2. Page 98 of Irene Gendzier’s book published by Colombia University
    Press, “Notes from the Minefield: United States Intervention in
    Lebanon and the Middle East, 1945–1958″ which you can find on
    books.google online to save you time, quote: “CIA agents Miles Copeland and
    Stephen Meade..were directly involved in the coup in which Syrian
    colonel Husni Za’im seized power. According to then former CIA agent
    Wilbur Eveland, the coup was carried out in order to obtain Syrian
    ratification of TAPLINE.” [yes, an oil pipeline....]

    3. Andre Gerolymatos, “Castles Made of Sand: A Century of
    Anglo-American Espionage and Intervention in the Middle East.”
    published by MacMillan, also online at books.google, quote from this
    3rd source, “Miles Copeland, formerly a CIA agent, has outlined how he
    and Stephen Meade backed Zaim, and American archival sources confirm
    that it was during this period that Meade established links with
    extremist right-wing elements of the Syrian army, who ultimately
    carried out the coup.”

    So Washington, which destroyed an elected government in Syria leading to decades of coups, is “there just to help the Syrian people??” The most polite G-rated way to answer our rhetorical question is “Oh, come on, pleeease!”

    [I posted a "Part II" first realize now that's on another page, "War With Syria and its Repercussions" so hopefully that will be approved w/out moderator wondering where "Part I" is - this post is :-) Peace and solidarity! -HB]