Joe Biden has a LONG HISTORY of supporting militarism and wars. We must urge him to support peace!

President Biden has done some good things for the climate, some good things for immigrants, and some other good things.  But in many ways he is continuing his decades-long history as a middle-of-the-road Cold War “centrist” subservient to big business.  We must push Biden to support PEACE and ECONOMIC JUSTICE.

Here are a few PEACE issues that the American people — and Biden — need to understand:

 

#1.  Iran:

Biden campaigned with promises that his foreign policy would rely on diplomacy first.  But instead, he appointed to very powerful positions a huge number of severe war-hawks, and he seems to be taking their advice.  Recently Biden launched a missile attack on the Syrian border because some militia members were allegedly supported by Iran.  This is seriously undermining a prompt return to the “Iran nuclear deal,” the JCPOA.

Instead of returning to this multi-national diplomatic agreement (which had been working until Trump pulled the U.S. out of it), Biden is continuing Trump’s policy of bullying Iran (applying “pressure”) instead of seeking peace.  See my recent blog post about Iran.

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) just reintroduced the Iran Diplomacy Act, legislation that provides a path for President Biden’s diplomatic effort to return all sides to full-compliance with their commitments under the Iran Nuclear Deal. Please write to your members of Congress today and urge them to do everything in their power to support a return to the nuclear deal.

 

#2:  The “forever” wars:

Biden’s campaign promised that he would end the “forever” wars that George W. Bush — and Barack Obama — and Donald Trump conducted, with devastating effects on millions of innocent people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries.  But instead of making peace, Biden attacked Syria.  See this article by Katrina vanden Heuvel:  https://www.thenation.com/article/world/biden-ran-on-ending-forever-wars-hes-already-undermining-that-promise/

 

#3:  Biden lets the Saudi Crown Prince literally “get away with murder”:

Biden had campaigned with a promise to hold Saudi Arabia’s leadership responsible for a brutal murder, but now Biden refuses to do that.  The U.S. government finally admitted that Saudi Crown Prince was responsible for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but Biden is not taking action.  See this:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/saudi-prince-jamal-khashoggi-murder_n_6036e936c5b68379f9855a26?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics

Please join me and click here to sign this petition urging President Biden to immediately place financial sanctions and a U.S. travel ban on Saudi Arabia’s brutal ruler, Mohammed bin Salman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org