Thursday, March 15, 2012

Colorado Peace Conference to Oppose Attacking Iran

Initial Call for a Colorado Statewide Peace Conference to Oppose Attacking Iran
MARCH 15, 2012

(note: This is an initial call for the conference. It is meant mostly for people living in Colorado; but hopefully those of you living elsewhere might do likewise)

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Call for a Statewide Peace Conference to Oppose Attacking Iran

Dear Friends,

The cry for an attack on Iran has reached unprecedented, near-hysterical proportions in certain well known quarters.

Like the period before the attack on Iraq, many of the same themes are at play with many of the same players trying to drive our country to war again: creating or greatly exaggerating a threat; vilifying the country’s leadership to suggest that they are “crazy” and capable of anything; the pliant media that swallow pro-war propaganda and spit it out as truth.

Far from preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, an attack would justify their pursuit and will in all probability trigger a regional if not world war, in anticipation of which oil prices have spiked and threaten to a global recession if not worse.

Our elected representatives – both in the Oval Office and in Congress – who succumb to this propaganda are complicit in dragging us once again down the path to death and destruction as they have in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.

We must stop this madness…

With this in mind, the Colorado Coalition Against Attacking Iran was formed recently with representatives from Boulder, Ft. Collins and the Denver Metro Area.

The Coalition is already active:

One of our first steps is to organize a conference on Saturday, May 12, at the First Unitarian Society of Denver Church (14th and Lafayette) in Denver from 9 am to 5 pm. The goal is to organize a Colorado statewide campaign to oppose attacking Iran and for re-orienting our country’s priorities toward rebuilding our fragmented and devastated communities. (Detailed program will follow)

We, the undersigned, long-time Colorado peace activists, endorse this conference and urge you to help build the conference and the campaign to stop yet another insane step toward the abyss of war. Please contact the Coalition to invite speakers to your area or organization to build the Conference and Campaign.

You can contact the coalition at:

https://sites.google.com/site/cocaati/

or contact:

Tom Mayer: Thomas.Mayer@Colorado.Edu
Ibrahim Kazerooni: mikazerooni@gmail.com
Rob Prince: robertjprince@comcast.net

Yours…

Ida Audeh
Clair Cafaro
Stuart Chase
Cheryl Distaso
Bill and Genie Durland
Nancy Fey
Ron Forthofer
Alan Gilbert
Nader Hashemi
Pat Hewett
Ibrahim Kazerooni
Bob Kinsey
Leslie Lomas
Tom Mayer
LeRoy Moore
Rob Prince
Michael Rabb
Tom Rauch
Ken and Mag Seaman
Cheryl Stevenson
Doug Vaughan
Ernesto Vigil
Evan Weissman
Dan Winters