Anti-War Activists Rally to Respond to President Obama’s Speech, Still Say “No War with Syria!”

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Anti-war groups will gather Thursday to keep pressure on the White House to end threats of war on Syria.

According to Hatem Abudayyeh of the U.S. Palestinian Community Network – Chicago, “Although President Obama said on Tuesday that the U.S. will now take the diplomatic plan developed by Russia, we believe that the U.S. drive to war has not ended, and our response remains the same: No War on Syria.”

The rally will be held today, Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 5:00 P.M., at Michigan and Randolph, in Chicago

Protesters will also address the role of the military industrial complex in pushing for war in Syria.  Joe Iosbaker of the Anti-War Committee – Chicago, said, “Who would benefit from this war:  weapons manufacturers like Raytheon, which makes the Tomahawk missile. The value of their stock has soared in recent weeks, because the war could include 200 to 400 of these cruise missiles.”

In recent months, the Anti-War Committee has campaigned against Chicago’s own weapons manufacturer, the Boeing Company. Iosbaker points out, “The White House is planning to use Boeing’s long range bombers to attack Syria. Those bombers will be loaded with “smart bombs,” made by Boeing as well.”

Sponsoring groups: Anti-War Committee – Chicago; Syrian American Forum; ANSWER – Chicago; U.S. Palestinian Community Network – Chicago

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