Syria: Stop another senseless war

They did it once and look where they got us. Do not let the hawks lead us into another meaningless slaughter. Their profit must not come at the cost of our peace.
Regarding the facts:
Talking Points?from Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project Institute for Policy Studlies
Tom Hayden ? A Call for Forceful Diplomacy?http://www.pdamerica.org/component/k2/item/1809-tom-hayden-a-call-for-forceful-diplomacy
McClatchy News Service, ?To some, US case for Syrian gas attack, strike has too many holes,???http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/02/201027/to-some-us-case-for-syrian-gas.html#.Uid-LFcpg_g
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, ?Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible????http://www.fair.org/blog/2013/09/01/which-syrian-chemical-attack-account-is-more-credible/
International Law:
Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro ?On Syria, a U.N. Vote Isn?t Optional,???New York Times Op Ed,http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/opinion/on-syria-a-un-vote-isnt-optional.html
?The Rush to Bomb Syria: Undermining International Law and Risking Wider War,? Western States Legal Foundation Briefing Paper,?http://wslfweb.org/docs/wslfsyriabrief1.pdf
 
Faith Group Statements Opposing Military Action in Syria?Not Exhaustive:
Letter from Trappist Nuns in Syria: ?Blood Fills our Streets, our eyes, our hearts???(http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/2538/a_letter_from_trappist_nuns_in_syria_blood_fills_our_streets_our_eyes_our_heart.aspx#.UiOiqGSDR7P).
Pope Francis: violence begets violence?http://paxchristiusa.org/2013/09/03/syria-pope-francis-war-begets-war-violence-begets-violence-calls-for-peace-for-syria/
Pax Christi International:??http://paxchristiusa.org/2013/08/29/statement-dialogue-is-the-only-way-towards-an-end-of-the-violence-in-syria/
Pax Christi USA:??http://paxchristiusa.org/2013/08/31/syria-war-is-still-a-defeat-for-humanity/?(links to US Bishops and Pope?s statements on web site)
US Conference of Catholic Bishops:?http://www.usccb.org/news/2013/13-157.cfm
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas: ?www.sistersofmercy.org
NETWORK: National Catholic Social Justice Lobby:?www.networklobby.org
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and action items from CMSM, incl. ?Syrian bishop speaking out against U.S. Military Action:?http://maryknollogc.org/alerts/urge-congress-dont-attack-syria
NCR Article: ?What moral theologians say about getting involved in Syria?http://ncronline.org/news/global/what-moral-theologians-say-about-getting-involved-syria
Sojourners:??http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/08/29/syria-we-must-use-moral-compass-guide-our-moral-outrage
Pax Christi USA:??http://paxchristiusa.org/2013/08/31/syria-war-is-still-a-defeat-for-humanity/?(links to US Bishops and Pope?s statements on web site)
Mennonite Church USA: ?http://www.mennoniteusa.org/?s=syria&x=0&y=0?and?http://washingtonmemo.org/category/issues/middle-east-issues/
United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ: ?http://globalministries.org/news/mee/churches-address-president.html?and?http://www.ucc.org/news/syria-refugees-08022013.html
Presbyterians (PCUSA):?http://www.pcusa.org/news/2013/8/30/stated-clerk-issues-statement-wake-escalating-viol/

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.” His recent book “The Tide Will Turn” published by Steidl in 2020, is listed in New York Time’s ‘Best Art Books of 2020’. Alam received the “International Press Freedom Award” for 2020 from ‘The Committee to Protect Journalists’.

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