BloNo peace activists are assembling late Thursday afternoon in Bloomington to call attention to U.S. military threats against Iran. The peace protest is part of actions taking place across the country, demanding “No War, No Sanctions, No Interference in Iran!”
The peace protest will begin 5:30 pm, Thursday, February 2nd. People will gather along East Street between Douglas and Locust, on the south lawn of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.
In recent months, the U.S. and its military allies have become more aggressive toward Iran, based upon political spin surrounding its nuclear energy program.
A recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s nuclear energy program produced no new evidence that the country was on the path to producing a nuclear weapon. Yet with innuendo and spin, the IAEA gave the impression that Iran is on the verge of a producing a nuclear bomb. This spin was taken up by the U.S. corporate media, much like it did in 2003 with Bush’s charge that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction as a pretext for the disastrous Iraq war.
There are foreboding signs that the U.S. government, with Israel and Britain, could be preparing for intervention. Furthermore, a number of Iranian scientists have been killed in recent months, most likely by U.S. and Israeli covert intelligence. Left out of the media discussion is the fact that Iran, as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has the right – whether we agree with nuclear energy or not – to produce nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Bloomington-Normal peace organizations call for an end to the violence and the threat of violence. The U.S. government is saber-rattling over Iran’s nuclear energy program with no new evidence of military application, when the U.S. itself is the major nuclear military power, promotes militarism worldwide, and profits the most from the sale of military hardware.
NO WAR ON IRAN!
NO Assassinations NO covert war
NO New Wars: HANDS OFF Iran