Drums of a war are beating loudly again, in the Middle East. On one side stands the military power of USA and its regional allies; on the other, the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Escalating tensions could, in the worst- case scenario, —intentionally or unintentionally —, spark a new war in the region. The undersigned wish to bring a call against the imminent war and appeal to the conflict parties to return to negotiating table. Please consider signing.
Prominent Jews and Palestinians and others stand for Palestine in this heartbreaking video with Jonathan Demme, Gloria Steinem, Tony Kushner, Diana Buttu, Chuck D, Eve Ensler, Brian Eno, Roger Waters, Mira Nair, Wallace Shawn, Naomi Klein, Mira Nair, Raj Patel, Noura Erakat and many others. (more…)
President Obama has made it clear over and over again the increasing sanctions on Iran during the negotiations will undermine diplomacy and take us down the path to war. Over the next few days representatives in Congress will be looking at legislation to increase sanctions – we need to let them know now that they must stand with the President and support diplomacy. Will you add your name to the petition on the left? (more…)
With talks between world powers and Iran over a broad nuclear accord proceeding on, Western governments are considering offering a significant easing of sanctions early on in the process.
To be effective, such a plan would have to involve clear guidance to companies made wary by U.S. fines for sanctions-busting, be reversible and not go too far… (more…)