By: Veterans for Peace | Press Release:
WASHINGTON – April 1, 2013 – Veterans for Peace has released the following statement:
With the 10-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq behind us, the task lies before us of preventing the next one.
The Iraq war, like all wars, was launched on the basis of false answers to false questions. We are now being told to ask whether Iran or Syria has weapons, as though possession of weapons were grounds for bombing a nation, and as if we’ve learned nothing.
The Iraq war, like all wars, was launched by people who wanted war. War is never the last resort. We are now being told that war with Iran must come, and the best we can do is delay it. But this next war is being chosen, and it is not too late to make a different choice.
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 22, 2013:
In January, 2012, outspoken labour and anti-racism activist, Ken Stone argued that “Harper is Wrong in Demonizing Iran” in an editorial piece published by the Hamilton Spectator. On January 15, 2013, two Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) agents showed up on his door and questioned him about the piece and his 2011 visit to the Middle Eastern country to attend a human rights conference on Palestine. And about his non-existent “relationship was with the government of Iran”.
Photo credit: asriran.com
A new billboard in downtown Tehran has U.S. President Barack Obama side by side with Shmer, a seventh-century villain in Shia Islam. Obama is sort of leaning on the scary-looking Shmer, who is handing the viewer a scroll or something.