On Tuesday night this week, President Barack Obama addressed the
nation on the situation in Syria, saying he's encouraged by
recent developments while stressing that the U.S. needs to keep applying
pressure. He also said he'd asked Congress to delay a vote authorizing a strike
on Syria in the hope that a peaceful resolution can be ironed out.
Saturday's vigil event will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the Decatur Square in front of the Old Courthouse on Ponce de Leon Avenue. From the group’s Facebook page:
Across the US and around the world, people are mobilizing to stop a US attack on Syria. Immediately following President Obama’s announcement that he would order a missile strike on Syria, street demonstrations began and phone calls flooded the White House, challenging the “evidence” behind the charges he lodged against the Assad government for allegedly using chemical weapons. Left isolated by Britain’s Parliament vote not to participate in an attack, the Obama administration is using inflammatory rhetoric and fear tactics to gain Congressional approval and sway public opinion.
Every anti-war organization from the International Action Center to CodePink, United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) to ANSWER and United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), and many others have called for continued protests and in DC, Monday, the Syrian American Forum has taken the lead in demanding that Congress vote NO WAR.
In Atlanta, the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta has initiated a demonstration outside the old courthouse on Decatur square on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1:30-3pm. The address is 101 East Court Square, Decatur, Georgia 30030, closest to Decatur MARTA train station.
Organizations and individuals are encouraged to bring their banners, signs, drums, whistles and other noise-makers to send a strong message of No More War! No US Attack on Syria!Please help spread the word and bring your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
Where do you stand on the Syria issue?