Thursday, July 18, 2013


The Crisis in Syria: Statement by the Steering Committee of U.S. Labor Against the War

Published in July 2013

  a. We oppose any U.S. Military intervention, direct or indirect, in the Syrian conflict
  b. The U.S. should focus on providing more humanitarian assistance through established internationally recognized neutral institutions and organizations
  c. There is no military solution to the crisis in Syria
  d. Initial steps to arm rebels will surely create pressure for further escalation, leading the U.S. into another quagmire
  e. We call on our government to reverse its decision to provide arms and other military support to the Syrian rebels
  f. The Syrian crisis is for the Syrian people to resolve by political negotiations
  g. There must be an immediate full arms embargo applied to all countries
  h. We support initiatives in Congress to prevent the U.S. from becoming embroiled in another armed conflict in the Middle East
  i. We call for using funds now spent on the military to address poverty, unemployment, inequality and numerous other social ills here at home and abroad
  j. By addressing these problems we will also increase our national security and reduce the need to resort to arms.

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