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ACTION ALERT: Sign Petition Opposing an Attack on Iran


October 11, 2006
After Downing Street.org

The petition urges the White House "to obey both international and US law, which forbid aggressive attacks on other nations. We oppose your proposal to attack Iran." Nuclear-capable US warships are now heading toward the Straight of Hormuz. H. Con. Res. 391 expresses "the sense of Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran with respect to its nuclear program without first obtaining authorization from Congress."

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/iran

A Congressional Hearing on this topic was held May 24. See video.

Dear President Bush and Vice President Cheney,

We write to you from all over the United States and all over the world to urge you to obey both international and US law, which forbid aggressive attacks on other nations. We oppose your proposal to attack Iran. Iran does not possess nuclear weapons, just as Iraq did not possess nuclear weapons. If Iran had such weapons, that would not justify the use of force, any more than any other nation would be justified in launching a war against the world's greatest possesor of nuclear arms, the United States.

The most effective way to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons would be to closely monitor its nuclear energy program, and to improve diplomatic relations two tasks made much more difficult by threatening to bomb Iranian territory. We urge you to lead the way to peace, not war, and to begin by making clear that you will not commit the highest international crime by aggressively attacking Iran.

Support Congress Bill to Ban Aggression
Congressman Peter DeFazio's H. Con. Res. 391 expresses "the sense of Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran with respect to its nuclear program without first obtaining authorization from Congress."
CONTACT CONGRESS.

Animation Showing Likely Impact of a Nuclear Attack on Iran
This animation depicts a proposed weapon with a one megaton yield. The funding for this weapon was cut in 2005 defense appropriations. However, the United States still has a B61-11 nuclear 'bunker buster' in its arsenal which has a 400 kiloton yield. According to Pentagon studies, hitting Iran's Isfahan nuclear reactor with a 1 Mt bunker-buster would kill more than 3 million people and expose 35 million people in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India to clouds of cancer-causing fallout. To watch the animation, click here.

Petition Supported By

Gold Star Families for Peace,
CODE PINK,
Progressive Democrats of America,
Democrats.com,
Traprock Peace Center,
Global Exchange,
Velvet Revolution,
Democracy Rising,
Truthout,
OpEdNews,
Backbone Campaign,
Consumers For Peace,
Campus Antiwar Network,
The Young Turks,
Citizens for Legitimate Government,
Counter Punch,
United for Peace and Justice,
Stop the War Coalition,
This Can't Be Happening,
Voters Evolt,
Springs Action Alliance,
Radio News America,
OrbStandard,
International Socialist Organization,
Voters for Peace,
Thom Hartmann Show,
Environmentalists Against War,
US Peace Council,
Grandmothers for Peace,
Justice Through Music,
Campaign Against Sanctions & Military Intervention in Iran,
World Can't Wait,
The Rational Response Squad,
Idriss Stelley Foundation,
Bush Free Zone,
Voice International,
Foundation for the Development of Human Resources, Tbilisi, Georgia,
Political Cooperative,
City Sites,
Agir contre la guerre (France),
Americans Against the War (France),
Spiritual Activism Conference,
Muslims for Peace (Australia),
AndrewBurgin.com,
Peace Movement Aotearoa,
Not in Our Name Aotearoa New Zealand,
Pixel4Peace,
Liberty News TV,
IntelligentFuture,
CampUS
Strike for Peace,
We The People United Bangladesh,
Friends Committee on National Legislation,
American Voices Abroad (Berlin),
American Voices Abroad Military Project (Europe),




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