The threat of a military strike on Iran is back in the headlines this month. An attack by Israel on Iran would cause a dramatic spike in the cost of oil, threaten U.S. forces in the region, and unravel the P5+1 coalition possibly ending all hope for a negotiated settlement.
Peace Action chapters and affiliates have been taking action to educate the public while the national office coordinates our strategy in Congress and with our allies in the peace movement. You can help by signing our petition.
The recent alarm followed reporting in the Israeli news media, quoting anonymous sources, suggesting such an attack could happen before the November elections in the US.
The New York Times suggested “Israeli leaders temper loose talk of war.” With the P5 (the US, China, Russia, United Kingdom and France) + Germany talks currently in recess during Ramadan, the timing of the latest threats will increase pressure on negotiators as they prepare to resume talks in September.
It is vitally important to educate the public and mobilize opposition at this pivotal moment when 'loose talk of war' threatens the potential for a negotiated resolution to the crisis over Iran's nuclear program.
Thank you for taking action to prevent a disastrous war with Iran.
Humbly for Peace,
One of the three billboards The Peace House, a Peace Action affiliate in Oklahoma City, bought stating "Tell Congress: No War on Iran." The billboards have generated media coverage and public debate.
Peace Demands Action - Here's what some of our affiliates are doing to prevent war with Iran:
The Peace House in Oklahoma City will support interested groups by sending the artwork free of charge, and sharing their experience finding and funding billboards. Even if your contract is for one month, the desired media and publicity would be achieved, and the billboard might stay up for months after the contract if the space is not resold. Contact Nathaniel Batchelder, The Peace House in Oklahoma City 405-524-5577.
Cleveland Peace Action is bringing in the experts to educate the public on how to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon without going to war.
Public forums - like this one organized by Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) - are educating Americans about alternatives to war. CAPA's Roxane Assaf states our case in the Huffington Post.