This bill could take us into war with Iran

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On Friday, Donald Trump struck a major blow to diplomacy by refusing to say the truth: that Iran has been complying with the nuclear deal. Now the administration wants Congress, in the next 60 days, to pass legislation that would kill the agreement. We can’t let that happen!

Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Bob Corker have introduced dangerous legislation that would amend the “sunset clause” and add “triggers” to automatically impose new sanctions within a year of Iran gaining nuclear capabilities. It is an attempt to re-negotiate an international agreement, and it would put us on a dangerous path towards war.

Tell your Senators to oppose the Cotton-Corker bill. Ask them to respect our international obligations by taking leadership to protect the Iran deal.

Iran’s compliance with the deal has been certified in eight reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the past two years. The other six countries involved in the deal want it to be maintained. Trump’s refusal to certify the agreement has already isolated us from our allies. Destroying the deal, as Cotton-Corker bill would do, would free up Iran to rapidly reconstitute its nuclear program. It would also send a dangerous signal to North Korea not to engage in talks. Read Medea’s article in TruthDig, 10 Reasons the U.S. Should Stick with the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Senators must not support the Cotton-Corker bill. Tell them to vote NO and to take leadership in protecting the Iran deal. Don't forget to share this message on Facebook and Twitter.

Last week, ahead of Trump’s decertification announcement, we took a caravan to the embassies of the UK, France, Germany, Russia, China and Iran. We brought candy and flowers to thank them all for upholding the deal. Let’s hope we can soon thank Congress for upholding the deal as well.

Hoping for peace!
Ann, Ariel, Brienne, Haley, Jodie, Katie, Mariana, Mark, Mary, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Taylor and Tighe

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  • commented 2017-11-15 03:13:23 -0500
    The prison industrial complex and it’s terroristic tool of enforcement, the death penalty, are only going to get worse; if “…we(e),…”, continue to submit to this system of defacto-slavery- we can change it, will we, do you? Compliance is suicide, we are defiance. The klueless kluking klan’s criminal insanity is spreading; once more to the breech; between their ears- Trumpler’s equating demonstrators against notsees, who were just standing their ground, with notsees demonstrating their imagined resurgent supposed power with Trumpler in the Blackhouse, was the last straw!!! Censure and impeach!!! The Trumpler’s exec. branch proves what I’ve been saying for decades, the rems are criminally insane, and the dinos aren’t much better when they legitimize them; against the will of the supposed left, led by totalitarians and their puppets, supposed socialists and anarchists, who insisted I was alarmist when I talked about the rems slow-motion blitzkreig continually gaining speed and their premeditated murder of 7 billion people by the lack of abolition of fossil fuel use, etc.. Dylan said, “…all I see are grey eyes…”, all I see anywhere in dems and dinos eyes, is the invisible coup deux, re-electing Trumpler. The remocrats play hardball and the dempublicans play soft; “…we(e),…”, must change that!!! The obsession with pointing out the deck chairs are sliding as the Titanic is going down, the pointing out that remocrats and tea partiers are sexist, which is a waste of time by dempublicans and, thereby helping the re-election of Trump; people, the next presidential election cycles starts in 2 1/2 years- get with it, buck the f up, please. Studying, in the art of living, teaches compassion furthers. Might might make right, but, it always makes wrong, fraternity rules. The intellect can’t lead, for the life doesn’t follow. The illimitable, indivisible you, walking in nature’s balance, giving back to nature’s abundance, knows that and all; be the you that you can be- free. Just say “no” to the ban and wall, compliance is suicide, we are defiance. All life are needed threads in the fabric of life, “…we(e),…”, can’t allow to be torn asunder. reality
  • commented 2017-10-20 12:24:02 -0400
    Yes, this could lead towards war. Yes, it’s an attempt to unilaterally renegotiate a multilateral agreement – in other words, an illegitimate maneuver. But whether or not it WILL kill the nuclear deal is an open question. It’s quite possible that if the Cotton-Corker bill passes, the other parties to the agreement will continue it, and and only US standing and credibility in the eyes of our allies will be lost. That would be a sad but not disastrous outcome, and perhaps a necessary improvement in Europe’s understanding of America’s role in the world.