18 years after President Bush invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003, the US remains at war in Afghanistan and Syria. President Biden bombed Syria on February 25. The US continues to support the wars in Yemen and Libya, stations troops in Iraq and Somalia, and is selling arms to its allies Saudi, UAE, and Israel as they prepare to confront Iran. Syria and Iran are heavily sanctioned, including new "Caesar Act" sanctions which are devastating Syria's civilian economy, and President Biden's team is moving much too slowly to rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal. Presidents change but the endless wars continue and escalate.
Massive military budgets have driven massive inequality in the US. We need to divert those funds to pay for COVID relief, health care, infrastructure and jobs, and to rapidly confront climate change.
Candidate Biden said it is time to "end the forever wars", but President Biden's response has so far been cautious.
Join a day of action March 20 to demand withdrawal of US troops, weapons and bombs from Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and all Middle Eastern countries, and an end to sanctions and threats against Iran and Syria. We demand an immediate military budget cut of at least 25%. This End the Endless Wars webinar will be accompanied by an online petition, social media toolkit, and local actions.
Webinar: Saturday, March 20, 2:30 - 4:00 pm Eastern