See these recent informative resources about Iran

Iran War Powers Resolution:

An excellent source of information — and advocacy — for peace is the excellent Quaker-based lobbying organization:  Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL, www.fcnl.org).

On February 13, 2020, the Senate passed S.J. Res. 68, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s Iran War Powers Resolution. Eight Republican senators joined their Democratic colleagues to make clear that Congress and the American people do not support an unauthorized war with Iran.

The bill goes back to the House for final approval, then on to Trump, who will certainly veto it.  We will need 2/3 majorities in both the House and the Senate in order to override the expected veto.

Clearly, most members of Congress do NOT want another stupid, endless war in that part of the world.  Congress’s passage probably helped to calm Iran’s fears somewhat.  This could reduce the risk of miscalculations and misunderstandings that could accidentally escalate into more violence.

We need to keep pressuring Congress to return to diplomacy, reassert its war authority, and prevent conflict with Iran.

CLICK HERE TO TELL CONGRESS TO PREVENT WAR AND SUPPORT THE “Iran War Powers Resolution” — https://cqrcengage.com/fcnl/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=500606&utm_campaign=thisweek&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ak

 

Can the U.S. and Iran Avoid a Disastrous Collision?

See this informative, insightful article from February 3, 2020:  https://www.other-news.info/2020/02/can-the-u-s-and-iran-avoid-a-disastrous-collision/

 

Understanding Iran and nuclear matters:

A knowledgeable non-profit organization published this informative and interesting article on January 26, 2020:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/01/26/understanding-iran/

Physicians for Social Responsibility issued this statement:

On January 3, 2020, PSR (www.psr.org) issued this statement:  https://www.psr.org/blog/2020/01/03/physicians-for-social-responsibility-the-u-s-assassination-of-major-general-qassem-suleimani-underscores-the-urgent-need-to-reenter-the-iran-deal/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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