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Connecting the Dots: Iran, China, and the Challenge to U.S. Hegemony:
Debunking a century of war lies

 

https://youtu.be/Yw0-ASR4sr8

This is our reply to the 4 Democratic Maryland Congress members who signed an AIPAC letter to Antony Blinken supporting Trump's warlike plan for Iran. They are Reps. Anthony Brown, Kweisi Mfume, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Trone. Senator Cardin signed a similar letter.

 

 The letter that you signed on March 9, which may result in a disastrous war with Iran, was based on several inaccuracies and assumptions, which I hope to clarify below.  I include your letter here for your convenience:

https://anthonybrown.house.gov/uploadedfiles/brown-waltz_-_bipartisan_letter_on_iran_-_2021.03.09.0900.pdf

I analyze the seven paragraphs of the letter as follows:

1st Paragraph: “threats that Iran poses to the region.”

Unlike the U.S., which has invaded country after country which had nothing to do with 9/11, Iran has invaded no one in over 200 years.

2nd Pgph:  “Following the decertification of the JCPOA, Iran violated the previously agreed upon restrictions on refining fissile material and stated that it was no longer bound by any of its limits.”

If one party breaks a contract, how can they demand the other party maintain the terms of the contract?  Obama’s Iran Deal should be reinstated immediately.

3rd Pgph: “malign behavior. Three core tenets - their nuclear program, their ballistic missile program, and their funding of terrorism“

Iran has no nuclear weapons program, as certified by the IAEA inspectors and parties to the JCPOA, except by the US which unilaterally broke the agreement. All countries have defensive missiles, which are legal and not malign. Iran does not fund terrorism but is legally invited to defend neighbors who are illegally attacked and invaded by the U.S., resulting in the deaths of millions.  Iran is defensive.

4th Pgph:  “Iran must never be able to acquire nuclear weapons.”

That is precisely why the US should reinstate the JCPOA Iran Deal, to which Iran has adhered along with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which the US and Israel have not adhered to.  One of the provisions of the NNPT is for nuclear disarmament by the nuclear powers.  The US and Israel are violators, not Iran.

5th pgph:  “ensure that Iran cannot develop a nuclear-capable ballistic missile.”

Since Iran has no nuclear weapons and the JCPOA enforced that, missiles are not a nuclear threat to anyone, especially to Israel, which has 200 nuclear warheads and has been occupying Palestine for 40 years in violation of UN Resolutions.

6th pgph:  “Iran backed forces in Iraq that have targeted American troops and worked to undermine the Iraqi government.”

The U.S. undermines the Iraqi government because Iraq has asked American troops to leave.  Unwanted occupying troops should get out.  Abraham Lincoln said the same thing to U.S. President Polk when he falsely claimed Americans died on U.S. soil so Polk could steal Texas from Mexico to increase the number of slave states.  U.S. troops died where they should not have been.

7th pgph:  “we are united in preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon.”

If you want to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon, you should support Obama’s JCPOA Iran Deal which does exactly that. Why are Democrats supporting Trump’s war-prone plan instead?  I urge you to ask President Biden to reinstate President Obama’s Iran deal ASAP.

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US Out of Haiti

March 29 is the anniversary of the 1987 Haitian Constitution written after the 1986 overthrow of the brutal Jean-Claude Duvalier dictatorship. The 1987 Constitution was designed to create "a socially just, economically free, and politically independent Haitian nation." Those ideals are again in crisis.

The US-backed de facto president of Haiti Jovenel Moïse is refusing to leave office even though his term ended on February 7. Moïse and his Western allies - the US, Canada, Brazil, France, Spain and the European Union - are trying to push through a new constitution that takes power away from the people

The Haitian people have been bravely holding mass demonstrations, especially on Sundays, for months calling for Moïse to step down so they can appoint an interim leader and hold an election. The state response to their demonstrations has been violent repression.

The Biden administration and the Democrats who have been so vocal over Trump's threats to stay in office are enabling the same behavior by a president in Haiti. The Biden administration has loudly stated that Black lives matter while being silent about the violence perpetrated against Haitians.

We demand that the Biden administration:
1. End its support for Jovenel Moïse.
2. Withdraw from participation in Haiti's constitutional process.
3. Stop interfering in the internal affairs of Haiti.
4. Stop deporting Haitians who are fleeing their country.
Use these hashtags to share photos of your actions when you hold them: #HandsOffHaiti #USOutOfHaiti

 

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Protest war !!

DEMAND TO REINSTATE THE IRAN DEAL !!!!

 

Sen. Cardin signed a letter to the White House against Obama’s Iran Deal,

 Take Action

 

This article describes that letter letter:

https://news.antiwar.com/2021/03/04/republican-senators-demand-new-arms-embargo-on-iran/

 

If a military strike against anyone takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.

 

If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM.

 

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CODEPINK and Maryland Peace Action held a rally outside Representative Anthony Brown's office in response to him initiating a letter with 69 other Democrats and 70 Republicans seeking to undermine the Biden administration's efforts to get the U.S. back into the JCPOA (the Iran Deal). 

On Tuesday, March 16, thirty people rallied in fron of Rep Brown's office at:

2666 Riva Rd
Suite 120
Annapolis, MD 21401

We invite you to send letters to him or just show up and tell his staff howyou feel about it.  Or Google Rep. Anthony Brown and get his email address.

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Baltimore Peace Action usually

meets on the 3rd Thursdays

of most months with a Zoom and phone meeting, therefore we will meet on Thursday: June 17 at 12:30 PM..  We will send the zoom link and access numbers to members and to non-members who register at Bmore4peace@gmail.com

AGENDA:

  1. Discuss plans for coalition to "refund our money" from Pentagon to human needs.

  2. Plan to distribute Maryland Peace Action brochure and educational cards.

We join the Baltimore Non-violence Center to banner and hold placards every Tuesday from 5 to 6 at 33rd & N. Charles

Sherman Introduces Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act | Congressman Brad Sherman (house.gov)

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