STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER

IAWM BULLETIN 16 NOVEMBER 2016

In this bulletin:
1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
2. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. STOP BOMBING SYRIA – PEACE MARCH 19TH NOVEMBER
Syria has become a living hell as Russia, the U.S. and other world and regional powers continue to bomb it in an attempt to compete for dominance while shamelessly killing civilians and flooding the region with arms. The IAWM says this must stop now, so we are calling on all peace and anti-war activists to join us in a Peace March this Saturday.

Assemble and protest 2pm at Russian Embassy, 184-186 Orwell Rd, Dublin 14.

March to US Embassy, Elgin Road, Dublin 4 for protest at 3.30pm

The IAWM is calling for a permanent cessation to the bombing in Syria.
Syria’s civil war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Since 2011, when the war began, half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed, wounded or forced to flee their homes. Syria has become a living hell.

• Almost 500,000 dead
• 4,800,000 have fled as refugees
• 6,100,000 are internally displaced
• 13,500,000 are in desperate need of humanitarian aid

The war is now heading into a sixth year and could lead to a worldwide conflagration.

Physicians for Human Rights have said, “Bombing civilians is a war crime. Targeting hospitals is a war crime. Stripping medical supplies from aid convoys meant for civilians is a war crime. Providing a few hours of calm in one city does not offset the systematic violation of international law, nor does it absolve Syria’s leaders, their Russian counterparts, or any other party to the conflict of their responsibility for perpetrating crimes that have led to one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time. We cannot lose sight of the calculated commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Syria.”
http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/press/press-releases/airstrikes-syri...

The IAWM says: JOIN US IN OUR EFFORTS TO STOP THIS WAR NOW!
• We call for all parties to the war including the Syrian government, the rebel groups, Russia, the US and their regional proxy powers, to agree to an immediate and permanent ceasefire.
• We demand a halt to the bombing and the opening of safe channels for humanitarian aid.
• We demand an end to all foreign intervention in Syria.
• We demand prosecution of those arms dealers who are flooding the country with weapons.
• We call on the Irish government to end its silence on the issue and to call in the US and Russian Ambassadors to demand they cease their militaries involvement in Syria.
• We demand that the international community work together for a diplomatic solution, as war is no solution at all.
• We demand that refugees fleeing the carnage receive sanctuary as needed in Europe and other countries.

Contact:
John Molyneux, Secretary IAWM; Tel. 085 7356424
Jim Roche, PRO IAWM: Tel. 087 6472737
Glenda Cimino, Tel. 086 1249456

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