Occupy Elgin for Sept 5th, 1PM. Support Iran Nuclear Deal

Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, September 5th,  from 1PM till 2PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin.  We will focus on support for the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Support Iran Nuclear Deal!
A war with Iran would be even more disastrous to our troops, our society, and our position in the world than our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The same persons who led us into those wars intend to provoke a war with Iran. In those cases, they told us that the war would be quick and easy and could be won mostly from the air. They were wrong then and they are wrong now. They are the major opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

The way to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, without going to war, is to approve the current agreement recently negotiated with Iran by Secretary of State John Kerry along with the leaders of five other powerful nations. This agreement has the approval of the United Nations and our key European allies. Only in the United States, the one nation which spends more on its military than all other nations of the world combined, the one nation which has 800 military bases throughout the world, including bases in a complete circle around Iran, is the wisdom of the agreement being called into serious question.

The agreement is not perfect from the US point of view. That’s the nature of international agreements. No one nation, not even the US, gets to impose its will completely upon others. The Iranians have agreed to a 98% reduction in their nuclear materials and a 67% reduction in their colliders, and to an unprecedented level of international inspections.

The Israeli government fiercely opposes the deal and calls it a betrayal and a threat to Israel’s security. But other Israeli’s, including former security officials there, embrace the deal and see it as the best chance to reduce threats to Israel. http://forward.com/opinion/312158/this-man-explains-why-iran-deal-is-good-for-israel/ According to recent polls, more Jewish Americans support the deal than oppose it.

Please call

Senator Dick Durbin 202-224-2152

Senator Mark Kirk 202-224-2854

Call the congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Tell them where you live and they will connect you to your Member of Congress.

Ask each of them to support the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Diplomacy is better than war.

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