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Sat., Feb. 4 Day of Action: No Sanctions, No War Against Iran!

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January 23, 2012
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The ANSWER Coalition is calling on everyone to join a demonstration or to organize one on the National Day of Action on Saturday, February 4, to demand: “No War on Iran, No Sanctions, No Intervention, No Assassinations.”

The U.S.-led campaign to bring about regime change is escalating. Just today, the European Union announced a complete embargo of Iranian oil. Taken together with the other economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies, this is a campaign meant to impose maximum suffering on the people of Iran by destabilizing and destroying the country’s economy.  At the same time, covert action inside the country, including assassinations, sabotage and drone over flights, is intensifying. U.S. military bases surround Iran, while nuclear-armed U.S. aircraft carriers and Trident submarines sit right off its cost.

The pretext for this aggression against another country in the strategic Persian Gulf region is that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, an assertion that Iranian leaders have denied. The utter hypocrisy of this charge by the world’s leading nuclear weapons power and its nuclear-armed allies, including Israel, Britain and France, could not be clearer.

U.S. seeks to repeat history

Sixty years ago, the U.S. and British imposed a worldwide embargo on Iranian oil in response to the nationalization of the country’s petroleum resources by the Mossadegh government, the first democratically  elected government in Iran’s history. The embargo weakened the government enough so that in 1953 the U.S. CIA was able to carry out a coup, and place the Shah (king) back on the throne.  For the next 25 years, the Shah served a extremely brutal agent of the U.S., killing up to 100,000 Iranians in the regime’s notorious torture chambers, and turning the country’s resources over to U.S. oil companies and banks.

Twenty-one years ago the U.S. pushed the UN Security Council a total blockade of Iraq. Thirteen years of sanctions killed more than a million Iraqis and severely weakened the country, paving the way for the 2003 invasion and an occupation which killed a million more Iraqis and killed and wounded tens of thousands of U.S. and other occupying troops.

Now is the time to take action to stop the war that has already started against Iran before it escalates. We hope that you will join us in cities where demonstrations are already scheduled,  or organize a protest if one is not yet planned in your city, town or campus.

Partial list of scheduled events:

If you or someone in your area is organizing an event on or around Feb. 4, please provide us with the event details by clicking here so we may publicize it on our website and future emails.

Washington, DC
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
White House 

Albany, NY
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1pm
Wolf Road & Central Ave

Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1pm
Assemble at UNM Bookstore
Corner of Central and Cornell

Amarillo, TX
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3pm
Meet at Northeast corner of Elwood Park then march to Congressman Thornberry's office at 905 S. Fillmore

Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Plaza at Fourth and Catherine Streets near the co-op. Bring signs.

Atlanta, GA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4:30pm
CNN Center
Marietta and Centennial Olympic Park

Austin, TX
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1pm
Intersection of 6th St. and Lamar Blvd.

Baltimore, MD
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1pm
Rally at McKeldin Square
Pratt & Light Street.

Blacksburg, VA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2pm
Vigil in front of Main Street Post Office (North Main Street)

Bloomington, IL
Thursday, Feb. 2 at 5:30pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 East Street

Boston, MA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1pm
Rally and march starting at Boston Park St. Station
Tremont Street and Park Street

Buffalo, NY
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3pm
Buffalo Niagara Square
Niagara Square

Calgary, AB, Canada
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11am
Consulate General of the United States in Calgary
615 Macleod Trail S.E., 10th Floor

Champaign, IL
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2pm
N Neil St & Main St

Chicago, IL
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
March and rally at Federal Plaza
50 W Adams (Adams and Dearborn)

Columbus, OH
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4pm
OSU Campus
Corner of 15th and High St.

Columbus, OH
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6:30pm
Corner of Goodale and High St.

Dallas, TX
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3:30pm
Rally at Harry Moss Park
SE corner of Greenville Ave & Royal Lane

Daytona Beach, FL
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Corner of Nova Rd. and International Speedway Blvd.

Defiance, OH
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Defiance County Courthouse
221 Clinton Street

Des Moines, IA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Educational campaign and signing congressional postcards
Bring a dish to share; Iranian and American food
AFSC office/Friends Meeting House
42nd and Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6pm
Candlelight vigil at Nollen Plaza
Across from Des Moines Civic Center

Detroit, MI
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2pm
Grand Circus Park
Woodward Ave. at W. Adams St.

Grand Rapids, MN
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Peace vigil at Pokegama Avenue Bridge

Green Bay, WI
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12pm
Green Bay Lambeau Field

Harrisburg, PA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12pm
Harrisburg State Capitol Steps
3rd Street Side, between North St. and Walnut St.

Hilton Head,  SC
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10:30am
Rt. 278 at Hilton Head Library

Honolulu, HI
Friday, Feb. 3 at 6:30pm
Protest/Leafleting at 1st Friday Art Walk to build for Feb. 4 Waikiki event
Next to Hawai`i Theatre
S Hotel St & Bethel St

Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7pm
Heart of Waikiki
Kalakaua Ave & Seaside Ave

Huntsville, AL
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10am
Whitesburg and Airport
5001 Whitesburg Drive

Kalamazoo, MI
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4pm
March from Urban Blend Coffeehouse
714 N Burdick St.
(march followed by Rosa Parks vigil, then potluck and Interoccupy GA from 6pm to 10pm)

Kochville, MI
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2pm
Bay & Tittabawassee Road
Saginaw Township

Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2pm
City Hall
910 4th Avenue South

Long Island, NY
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1pm
Capital One Bank Plaza, Across from CHASE bank
116 East Main St, Patchogue, NY

Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Wilshire & Western Metro Stop
3790 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90010

Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
East Capitol Dr. Bridge
Capitol Ave & Humbold Blvd.

Montclair, NJ
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10:30am
Near corner of South Fullerton Ave.

Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3pm
Mayday Plaza
301 Cedar Ave. South (at 3rd Street)

Nashville, TN
Friday, Feb. 3 at 4pm
Peace vigil at Nashville Centennial Park
2500 West End Ave

Nashville, TN
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2pm
Teach-in / Rally at Legislative Plaza
6th Ave. between Charlotte & Union

New Haven, CT
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11am
Rally and speak-out on the steps of the Federal Bldg.
141 Church St

New York City, NY
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1pm
Duffy Square
47th St. and 7th Ave.

Norfolk, VA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Saint Paul Blvd. and City Hall Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK
Thursday, Feb. 2 at 4:30pm
Gold Dome corner
1112 Northwest 23rd Street

Philadelphia, PA
Friday, Feb. 10 at 4:30pm
601 Market Street

Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1pm
Cesar Chavez Plaza
200 W Washington

Port Orange, FL
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2pm
Intersection of US 1 and Dunlawton Avenue

Raleigh, NC
Friday, Feb. 3 at 4:30pm
Raleigh Federal Building
310 New Bern Ave.

Richmond, VA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12pm
Gather at Federal Courthouse
701 East Broad Street

Rochester, NY
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11am
The Public Market
280 North Union Street

Rock Hill, SC
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7pm
Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University
701 Oakland Ave.

Rome, Italy
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 4pm local time
Via dei Fori Imperiali (near the Colosseum)

Sacramento, CA
Saturday, Feb 4 at 12 noon
Demonstration at 16th & J Streets

Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Downtown Federal Building
125 South State Street

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Gather at Powell and Market for march and rally
(BART to Powell St. Station)

Saratoga Springs, NY
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Near the Post Office
475 Broadway

Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1:30pm
Rally and march starting at Westlake Park

Syracuse, NY
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1:30pm
Fayette St. and Salina St.

Tampa, FL
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
March on MacDill Air Force Base CENTCOM
7115 S Boundary Blvd.

Truckee, CA
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12pm
Donner Pass Rd/ and Hwy 89 in Truckee
11290 Donner Pass Rd

Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6pm
Music and food at Tucson Unitarian Universalist Church
4831 E. 22nd Street

Tulsa, OK
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon
Southwest Corner of 41st and Yale Ave
E 41st St & S Yale Ave

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3pm
U.S. Consulate in Vancouver
1075 West Pender at Thurlow

If you or someone in your area is organizing an event on or around Feb. 4, please provide us with the event details by clicking here so we may publicize it on our website and future emails.

ENDORSED BY: American Iranian Friendship Committee • American Muslim Alliance • ANSWER Coalition • Antiwar.com • Bail Out The People Movement (BOPM) • Cindy Sheehan, National Co-ordinator of Peace of the Action • CODEPINK Women for Peace • ComeHomeAmerica.us • David Swanson, Author, “When the World Outlawed War” • Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality-Virginia • Delegation’s Journey through the Islamic Republic” • George Phillies, Editor for Liberty for America • Granny Peace Brigade • International Action Center (IAC) • Karla Hansen, Producer/Director “Silent Screams” • Malcolm X Center for Self Determination • Minnesota Peace Action Coalition • Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) • Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) • Peace of the Action • Phil Wilayto, Author, “In Defense of Iran: Notes from a U.S. Peace • Ramsey Clark, Former US Attorney General, awarded UN Human Rights Award • Ray McGovern, Veterans for Peace • Refugee Apostolic Catholic Church • SI! Solidarity with Iran • St. Pete for Peace • Twin Cities Peace Campaign • United National Anti-War Committee (UNAC) • Veterans for Peace – NYC Chapter 034 • Waco Friends of Peace • WAMM, Women Against Military Madness • We Won’t Fly • WESPAC Foundation • Workers World Party • World Can’t Wait

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