Monday, June 16, 2014


Now is the time to stop military intervention in Iraq and Syria! We must act now to counter the demand for U.S. air strikes, increased arms sales, and other military solutions to the unrest taking place in Iraq. U.S. military intervention will lead to more suffering for the people of Iraq and the possibility of a wider conflict in the region. Earlier today, we posted an excellent article by David Cortwright calling for diplomacy as the solution for the crisis occurring in Iraq. We also received the following information from our partners in the United for Peace and Justice coalition. We encourage you to take action and to share this information as widely as possible.




1) Tell Your Member of Congress:

  • Oppose U.S. Military Intervention in Iraq or Syria
  • Oppose the $571 Billion Defense Appropriations Bill
You can contact the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find direct contact information for your Representative at and your Senators at


2) Call the White House. Let President Obama know you oppose military intervention of any kind in Iraq or Syria and urge him to seek a diplomatic solution.You can reach the White House Switchboard at 202-456-1111 or submit a comment by clicking here.


3) Join a United for Peace and Justice Briefing on the Iraq/Syria Crisis. Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies and Nicholas J. Sandy Davies, author Blood on Our Hands, will discuss the crisis in Iraq and Syria and the threat of U.S. military intervention and how the anti-war movement can respond. Join us Wednesday, June 18, 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT; the call-in number is 712-432-1212 and the meeting ID is 446-724-667#. You can RSVP for the briefing by contacting [email protected].

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA