Iran

Medea Benjamin’s book on Iran

Screen_Shot_2018-01-22_at_4.13.38_PM.pngCheck out Medea Benjamin’s latest book Inside Iran: The Real History of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Get your copy here!

In 1979, the Iranian Revolution brought a Shia theocracy to the 80 million inhabitants of the Middle East’s second largest country. In the decades since, bitter relations have persisted between the U.S. and Iran. Yet how is it that Iran has become the primary target of American antagonism, when Saudi Arabia, a regime that is even more repressive, remains one of America’s closest allies? In the first general-audience book on the subject, Medea Benjamin elucidates the mystery behind this complex relationship, recounting Iran’s history from the pre-colonial period, through the CIA-engineered coup that overthrew the country’s democratic leadership in 1953, to its emergence as the one nation Democrats and Republicans alike regularly unite in denouncing. Benjamin draws upon her firsthand experiences with Iranian politicians, activists, and everyday citizens to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of Iranian society and the nation’s role in the region. Tackling the contradictions in Iran’s system of government, its religiosity, and its citizens’ way of life, Inside Iran makes short work of the inflammatory rhetoric surrounding U.S.-Iranian relations, and presents a realistic and hopeful case for the two nations’ future.

Medea is traveling around the US (and the world!) with her book. If you're interested in bringing her to your community, or scheduling a press interview email medea@codepink.org

Past Actions on Iran

2018

The purpose of the Iran Summit was to highlight the Trump administration’s hawkish policies on Iran that could lead us into another war, and examine how to reverse course. We also had a beautiful Iranian art exhibit provided by Aftab Committee, calligraphy, music, photo booth and other cultural activities. Check out an archive of our summit here!

2017

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Visited the UK, France, German, Russian, Chinese, and Iranian embassies to deliver thank you notes for upholding the Iran deal!

2015

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The 2015 Iran Deal was passed thanks to grassroots activism across the country. CODEPINK and others:

2012

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We Love Iranians

Send a message of peace to the Iranian people and upload it onto Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our hashtag #peacewithIran. Take a photo of yourself with our peace with Iran poster or make your own. You can also use this sample script to practice a phrase in Persian, or feel free to make up your own message. Don’t worry about pronunciation. Iranians will be delighted by your effort to communicate and spread a message of peace.

The Steps are Simple

You can either:

Take a photo of yourself with our peace with Iran poster or make your own.

OR

Select a message from one of the examples provided that resonates with you. Record yourself saying you stand with the people of Iran and peace.

Make sure to share publicly on social media and use hashtag #peacewithIran


Poster

Print this poster (8.5 x 11 or 17 x 11 inches) to hold while you record your message. You can also make your own poster or record without one.

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Persian Message

Salam 
man (insert your name) hastam
Maa mikhaeem doost basheem
Va baham dar sol zendegi konim
Na tahreem, na jang
Beh omeed-eh didar

English Message

Hello
I’m (insert your name)
We want to be friends 
And together live in peace
No sanctions, no war
Hope to see you soon!

Listen and Learn How to Pronounce Your Persian Message clicking by here!


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Take More Actions on Social Media!

Find you how you can share more messages on Twitter and Facebook!


Learn More

Iranian citizens are suffering, and it’s about to get worse. Last year, Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the reimposition of sanctions on Iran. This was a deal designed around peace and now people are suffering from the sanctions by this warhawk Trump administration. U.S. sanctions have crippled Iran's economy. Poverty and unemployment rates have increased. Prices in food and medicine have skyrocketed. Recent escalations and threats of war between the U.S. and Iran have created an even more stressful environment for the people in Iran. We want to show the Iranian people that we don’t support sanctions or military intervention. We want to tell the Iranian people that while our governments may fight, we can be friends.

Iran Advocacy Toolkit

In a historic move Senator Tom Udall has introduced S.1039 - The Prevention of an Unconstitutional War Iran Act 2019. This bill underscores Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution that Congress has the sole power to declare war. The aim for this act is to stop Trump and his warmongering advisors drag us into a war with Iran without congressional support.

Check out the full text of the bill here.

Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo have crafted a maximum pressure campaign that has placed some of the most destructive sanctions that are hurting the Iranian people. Time and time again, the Trump administration has made it clear that they want the Iranian regime to topple or give in to U.S. demands. Trump violated the Iran nuclear deal, an agreement made between the U.S., Iran, Europe, Russia, and China. He has placed a Muslim ban that has separated families and tough sanctions that have caused tremendous hardships for the Iranian people. The administration designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. Now, U.S. aircraft carriers and bombers are heading to the Persian Gulf and Bolton has overseen war plans that would send 120,000 troops to the Middle East.

We must not repeat the same mistakes of the past and let the Trump administration use the failed Iraq playbook to drag us into military intervention with Iran aimed at regime change. Congress must take immediate action to prevent any military escalation between the U.S. and Iran.  


Timeline of Trump Administration Escalating Conflict with Iran

  • Trump withdrawal from historic Iran nuclear deal.
  • Bolton speaks at Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) rally and calls for end of the Iranian regime by 2018.
  • First round of sanctions hits Iran in August.
  • Trump tweets explosive threat to Iran’s President.
  • Trump tweets Game of Thrones inspired poster about Iran sanctions.
  • Second round of sanctions hits Iran in November.
  • Bolton calls for military strike plans from the Pentagon on Iran.
  • Pompeo plans an anti-Iran summit in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Trump designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.
  • Bolton's statement on moving striker group and bomber task force to the Persian Gulf
  • White House reviews military plans against Iran, in echoes of Iraq war

Senate Cosponsors of S.1039

Cosponsor

Date Cosponsored

Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]*

04/04/2019

Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]

05/07/2019

Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]

05/13/2019

Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]

05/14/2019

Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]

05/15/2019

Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]

05/15/2019

Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]

05/16/2019

Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]

05/20/2019

Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]

05/20/2019

Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]

05/21/2019

Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]

05/21/2019


House Cosponsors of H.R.2354

Cosponsor

Date Cosponsored

Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]*

04/25/2019

Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]

05/01/2019

Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]

05/01/2019

Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]

05/01/2019

Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]

05/03/2019

Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]

05/07/2019

Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]

05/07/2019

Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]

05/07/2019

Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]

05/07/2019

Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]

05/07/2019

Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]

05/09/2019

Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]

05/09/2019

Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]

05/09/2019

Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]

05/14/2019

Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]

05/14/2019

Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]

05/14/2019

Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25]

05/14/2019

Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]

05/14/2019

Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]

05/15/2019

Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]

05/15/2019

Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]

05/15/2019

Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]

05/15/2019

Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]

05/15/2019

Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]

05/15/2019

Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]

05/16/2019

Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]

05/16/2019

Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]

05/16/2019

Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]

05/16/2019

Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]

05/16/2019

Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]

05/17/2019

Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]

05/17/2019

Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]

05/17/2019

Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]

05/20/2019

Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]

05/20/2019

Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]

05/20/2019

Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]

05/20/2019

Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4]

05/21/2019

Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1]

05/21/2019

Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]

05/21/2019

Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]

05/21/2019


Sample Social Media Messages to Share

  • Hey @____, Trump and his advisors are beating the drums for war with Iran. Will you cosponsor S.1039/H.R.2354 to prevent an unconstitutional war with Iran?
  • STOP Bolton and Pompeo from provoking military confrontation with Iran. Be a cosponsor S.1039/H.R.2354 to prevent an unconstitutional war with Iran. https://www.codepink.org/noiranwar
  • Trump and his warmongering advisors are provoking a war with Iran. Congress must act now to stop Trump from dragging us into another war in the Middle East. https://www.codepink.org/noiranwar
  • Bolton and Pompeo are ripping the same failed tactics from the Iraq playbook on Iran. We need diplomacy and peace with Iran. Congress must assert its war powers to prevent this admin from instigating military intervention with Iran.

Email Template to Set Up a Meeting

You want to set up a meeting with your Senators to be a cosponsor of S.1039--that’s wonderful! One of the most effective things you can do is show up and meet with your Senators and talk about why we need to prevent this administration from dragging us into another war in the Middle East. Use this sample email template to send to your Senator’s scheduler.

Dear (scheduler’s name),

I am writing to you as a constituent and member of CODEPINK to request a meeting with the Senator or a staffer to discuss actions Congress can take to prevent a war with Iran.

I am deeply concerned by the Trump administration provoking a war with Iran that is ripped from the same pages of the failed Iraq playbook. Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, appointing John Bolton as National Security Advisor, and sending troops to the Middle East are just some indications that concern me. There is bicameral legislation, S.1039 and H.R.2354, The Prevention of an Unconstitutional War with Iran Act 2019 that will reassert Congress’ war powers. I would be happy to discuss with the Senator/Congressperson or a staffer the importance of supporting this bill.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to contact me at (email) or (phone) if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
(your name)


Talking Points

  • Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the sole power to declare war. Which makes it clear that it is illegal to attack Iran under the War Powers Act and U.S. constitution. Congress must act now to reaffirm its powers and not let the administration take us into another costly war.
  • National Security Advisor John Bolton has been obsessed with war with Iran for many years. In September 2018, he sought plans to strike Iran, a move that worried defense officials that war was imminent. He published an article in 2015 titled To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran and gave a speech in 2018 claiming that he would overthrow Iran’s regime before 2019. Congress must not let John Bolton overstep his boundaries and start a war with Iran.
  • This is a repeat of the Iraq war lead up. The Trump administration is framing Iran as the greatest threats the U.S. faces similar to how Bush portrayed Iraq and Saddam Hussein. They are attempting to sell false narrative by cherry-picking issues that will fit their narrative for regime change and destabilization in Iran. The Trump administration complains that Iran has not met its obligations under the Iran nuclear deal. However, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the organization monitoring Iran’s compliance to the nuclear agreement, has confirmed 14 consecutive reports that Iran is adhering to the deal. Trump’s own CIA intelligence confirmed that Iran is still complying with the Iran nuclear agreement.
  • Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign weakens moderate and reformists in Iran. This diminishes chances of engagement and diplomacy with Iran and the West. Hardliners who were against the Iran Nuclear Deal became more powerful and use this leverage to crack down on civil society and human rights activists.
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo organized an anti-Iran summit in Warsaw, Poland. In February 2019 Pompeo invited 70 countries to discuss a new pressure campaign with our allies against Iran. This however, failed because of pressures from our European partners who still support the Iran agreement.
  • Classifying Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization can lead to escalation in the Middle East. In retaliation, Iran has named the U.S. Central Command as a foreign terrorist organization.  The IRGC and U.S. have often worked jointly in Syria and Iraq against ISIS. Pompeo and Bolton’s goals are to stir up more conflict in the region in order to justify U.S. intervention.
  • Our European allies have rejected U.S. escalation with Iran. British General Chris Ghika, has contradicted all U.S. claims of increased threats from Iran. The EU urges the U.S. to use "maximum restraint" with Iran and encourages dialogue and diplomatic engagement. 

Global Peace Activist Toolkit

Heartsick about Trump's new war in the Middle East? Join us in speaking out against yet another recklessly destructive war! Keep your voice and energy engaged! We must inspire and motive people to take action if we are going to squelch the drumbeat to more war.


Get your city council to pass a Peace with Iran resolution.

Sample city resolution text here!


Join or Host a Rally!

Sign up to join us in your city on January 25th!

Contact us: iran@codepink.org


Media

Sample Press Release


CODEPINK Webinars on Iran

Access our webinars here!


Posters for Rallies and Vigils

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Social Media Graphics

Post these on the Facebook page of your Senators and Representatives and also on the Facebook walls of major media outlets. Share anti-war memes with your friends.

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Sample Tweets

An all-out war with #Iran may have been averted, for now, but I will not rest until sanctions on Iran are lifted & US troops are out of the Middle East. I'll be joining @CODEPINK on Saturday, Jan. 25, to say #NoWarWithIran. Help us create #PeaceWithIran!
https://bit.ly/2Fx7BkT

We just barely dodged a full-blown war with #Iran & yet Trump continues to wage economic warfare. Sanctions are NOT the path to #peace & diplomacy! Join me on Saturday, 01/25, as I protest alongside @CODEPINK in the call for #PeaceWithIran. #NoWarWithIran
https://bit.ly/2Fx7BkT

It's been theorized that only 3.5% of the population must rise up to inspire effective change. Help put that theory to the test by joining me in the streets with @CODEPINK on Sat., 01/25, as the world unites in the call for #PeaceWithIran. #NoWarWithIran
https://bit.ly/2Fx7BkT

Tension between the US & #Iran is not over!
We must continue to take action against Trump's campaign of maximum pressure! Join me on Saturday, 01/25, as I protest alongside @CODEPINK on behalf of the Iranian people. #PeaceWithIran #NoWarWithIran
https://bit.ly/2T8RvpL


Talking Points When Protesting Against War with Iran

1.   Trump’s assassination of Soleimani may lead to war. Trump’s decision to assassinate the leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds force Qasem Soleimani, one of the most powerful leaders in Iran may well plunge the United States, Iran, and the entire region into a catastrophic war. 

2.   The blame for this confrontation lays squarely at Trump’s doorstep. Make no mistake: Donald Trump is responsible for this crisis by his reckless decision to withdraw from the successful 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and launch a systematic campaign of “maximum pressure,” placing the US and Iran on a collision course.

3.   The attacks are illegal. Both the December 27 attack on the Iraqi militia and the January 2 attack on Soleimani and military leaders were done without congressional authorization and were therefore illegal—violating the War Powers Act, the Constitution and international law. There were also done in defiance of the wishes of the Iraqi government, which has led to calls by the Iraqi national assembly for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

4.   We should not be talking about Iranian aggression, but about US aggression. Trump, after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, implemented a brutal policy of “maximum pressure” that included crippling economic sanctions. It is bad enough that Trump prohibited US companies from trading with Iran, but he went much further—telling companies all over the world that they would be punished by the US if they traded with Iran. These economic sanctions, which punish the nation’s entire population of 80 million, are a form of economic warfare.

5.   Who is pushing this confrontation? This confrontational policy towards are Iran has been promoted by the neocons and hawks inside and outside the Administration, as well as by U.S. allies Israel and Saudi Arabia. The U.S. government should not be doing the bidding of foreign powers, especially when they go against the best interests of the American people.

6.   Let’s not forget the role of the disastrous 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. It was the invasion that led to the sectarianism that plagues Iraq today; it was the invasion that led to ISIS, which led to the creation of the Shia militia that the U.S. just bombed. It was the US invasion that overthrew a Sunni leader, Saddam Hussein, and opened the way for the Shia to take power, giving Iran newfound influence.

7.   Don’t forget 1953 in Iran. The media often cite the 1979 hostage crisis as the roots of the US-Iran conflict. But we really must go back to 1953. The current Iranian regime came to power in an uprising against a corrupt authoritarian monarch that was installed in a 1953 U.S.-backed coup against Iran’s democratically-elected liberal government. It was precisely U.S. interference in Iran that led to the regime that the US is trying to overthrow today.

8.   It’s not our business who governs Iran—or anywhere outside our borders. The Trump administration may want regime change in Iran, but Iran is a sovereign country and its people should be the ones to decide how they are governed. Just as we don’t want foreign interference in our elections, so we must stop interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.

9.   The U.S. must change its course. The US must immediately end the military attacks, lift the harmful sanctions, return to the Iran nuclear deal and reopen diplomatic channels.  The U.S. military and its contractors, who should not have been there in the first place, should get out of Iraq and the entire region.


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Chants

No War with Iran Chants


Sign Our Petitions!

Stop Trump from going to war with Iran: Sign our Petition to Congress! 

Add your name to our letter to the Iranian people apologizing for the actions of the Trump administration and pledging to do all that you can to stop a war and end the sanctions.

Global Peace Pledge


Get Supporters to Sign Up & Join our Movement!

Take these with you to rallies and events, and send them to iran@codepink.org to add to our e-list!

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Send Us Your Action Photos!

Send an email to iran@codepink.org and we’ll upload your photos for you, or share them on our social media pages with hashtag #CODEPINK.


Visit Congress!

Visit your member of Congress at his/her district office with a few other like-minded people — strive for ethnic, age and gender balance.

Come to DC and stay at the DC Activist House and do a week's lobbying, networking with other activists, and observing votes, debates and/or hearings in Congress.

If you have more ideas to add to this list, email Emily@codepink.org!


Learn More!

Pick up Medea’s book Inside the Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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January 9th, 2020, International Day of Action: NO WAR WITH IRAN!

On Thursday, January 9, CODEPINK is joining the call to stand together and say NO to war with Iran. The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences. The people of the world need to rise up and stop it. For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action. On Thursday, January 9 in cities across the country, there will be protests against a new war in the Middle East. Please join us. Don't forget to contact Congress and tell them to prevent Trump from being able to carry out his war


PROTESTS

Below are a list of events where you'll find CODEPINKers who have already signed up to lead contingents in their cities. Don't see an event in your city? You can email iran@codepink.org and we will help you set up an event in your city and get you the necessary resources for the event! 

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.- Capitol Hill at 4:30PM

Arizona

Bisbee, AZ - Grassy Park at 12PM

California

Big Sur, CA- Big Sur Post Office at 5PM

Davis, CA- 5th and B St. 4:30PM

Downtown LA, CA - Los Angeles City Hall at 5PM

Oakland, CA - Grand Lake Theater at 5PM

Placerville, CA495 Main St. at 5PM

Sacramento, CA- Sacramento Memorial Auditorium at 4:30PM

San Francisco, CAOne Post St. above Montgomery BART at 5PM

San Pedro, CA Corner of 5th St. and Centre St. at 5PM

Westlake Village, CAWestlake Blvd. & Thousand Oaks Blvd at 5PM

West Los Angeles- Federal Building at 5PM

Florida

Jacksonville, FLIntersection of Monument and McCormick at 5PM

New Smyrna Beach, FLCorner Rte. 44 and Mission Rd. at 4PM

Tallahassee, FLIntersection of Monroe St. and Tennessee St. at 4:30PM

Georgia

Gainesville, GAIntersection of NW 43rd St and 16th. Ave at 4:30PM EVERY TUES

Indiana

Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County Courthouse at 12PM-6PM

Iowa

Iowa City - Pedestrain Mall at 11:30AM

Maine

Bath, MEBath City Hall at 5PM

Portland, ME - Monument Square at 5PM

Michigan

Dearborn Heights, MI Islamic House of Wisdom at 11AM

Minnesota

Eden Prairie, MN - Intersection of Highway 5 and Dell Rd at 3:45pm

St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Capitol at 5:30PM

Missouri

St. Louis, MOThe Arch at 5PM

Nevada

Las Vegas, NV- Las Vegas Federal Court House at 5PM

New York

Buffalo, NYBidwell & Elmwood at 5PM

New York City - Foley Square at 5PM

Rochester, NYFederal Building at 4PM

North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Bicentennial Plaza at 6PM

Oregon

Corvallis, OR - Benton County Courthouse at 5PM

Eugene, OR Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at 12PM

Portland, Oregon - Hawthorne Bridge at 5PM

Portland, OregonIntersection of NW Murray Blvd and NW Cornell at 5:30PM

Salem, OR - Capitol Building at 5PM

Seaside, OR - Big Orange Chair at 1PM

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia City Hall at 5PM

Utah

Moab, UT - Southeast Corner of Center St and 191 at 4:30PM

Washington

Ellensburg, WA - Kittitas County Courthouse

Full list of protests around the country here

If you find one in your city, let us know you'll be attending by emailing iran@codepink.org so we can set up an event page and get you access to important posters and resources to take with you to the protest!


POSTERS & RESOURCES

Print and bring this sign up form with you so we can sign up anyone who is interested in joining us at our January 25 international day of action. Then, send photos of the sign up for to iran@codepink.org 

Use our activist toolkit to print posters and access more resources! 


CONTACT US

Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to us at: iran@codepink.org


ENDORSERS

Initiators/endorsers of this call include CODEPINK, MoveOn, About Face, NIAC Action, Win Without War

January 25, 2020, International Day of Action: NO WAR WITH IRAN!

The People of the World Say: NO WAR! The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences. The people of the world need to rise up and stop it. For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action. On Saturday, January 25 in cities across the globe, there will be protests against a new war in the Middle East. Please join us. Don't forget to contact Congress and tell them to prevent Trump from being able to carry out his war


ENDORSERS

Add your organization as an endorser here.

Initiators/endorsers of this call include CODEPINK, National Iranian-American Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Kairos, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Jewish Voice for Peace, Fellowship of Reconciliation USA, Dominican Sisters/ICAN, American Muslims for Palestine, Veterans for Peace, Pastors for Peace/Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, Black Alliance for Peace, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Nonviolence International, US Labor Against the War, Peace Action, United For Peace and Justice, ANSWER Coalition, Popular Resistance, United National Antiwar Coalition-UNAC, NuclearBan.US, World Beyond War, US Labor Against the War, Roots Action, UE (United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America), and MADRE. Scroll down for a full list of endorsing organizations. 


EVENTS

Add your No War with Iran event here — we will help you advertise or organize an event in your city. Not able to attend an event in person or want to attend, but can't help plan? Take our pledge here to be closely involved and we will help you locate your closest action and/or provide you with ways — like social media — to be active from home. 

Rallies will take place on Saturday, January 25 in the following cities:

THE UNITED STATES

Washington, DC
12 PM, The White House

Alabama 

Huntsville, AL
10am at Whitesburg Dr SE and Airport Rd SW

Mobile, AL
10 AM, Mobile Government Plaza

Alaska

Anchorage, AK
12 PM, Martin Luther King Memorial

Arizona

Mesa, AZ
Details TBA

Tucson, AZ
Time TBASea of Glass Center for the Arts

Tucson, AZ
4:30 PM, Speedway and Euclid - First Christian Church

Arkansas

Fayetteville, AK
1 PM, Dickson & West St. Intersection

Jonesboro, AK
3:30 PM, Craighead County Courthouse

Little Rock, AK
4 PM, Arkansas State Capitol

California

Aliso Viejo
Details TBA

Arcata, CA
11 AM, UC Quad

Arcata, CA
2 PM, Arcata Plaza

Bakersfield, CA
11 AM, Liberty Bell

Ben Lomond, CA
Details TBA

Davis, CA
11 AM, 5th and B St.

Fresno, CA
1 PM, Tower Theater

Fresno, CA
3 PM, N Van Ness Ave & E Olive Ave

Glendale, CA
Details TBA

Joshua Tree, CA
2 PM, Coyote Corner

Lancaster, CA
11:30 AM, Congresswoman Hill's office to Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park

Los Angeles, CA
12 PM, West LA Federal Building

Los Angeles, CA
1:00PM, City Hall

Monterey, CA
12 PM, Window at the Bay

Nevada City, CA
Details TBA

Sacramento, CA
4 PM, 9th and K

San Diego, CA
2:30 PM, 6th ave overpass of i5, downtown

San Francisco, CA
12 PM Powell & Market streets

San Jose, CA
1 PM, San José City Hall

San Mateo, CA
3:30 PM, 3rd Avenue and El Camino Real

Santa Barbara, CA
12 PM, De La Guerra Plaza

Santa Clarita, CA
3 PM, Corner of McBean & Valencia Blvd

Santa Cruz, CA
4 PM, Santa Cruz Town Clock Water and Front Streets

Santa Rosa, CA
12 PM, Old Courthouse Square

Torrance, CA
10 AM, Charles H. Wilson Park

Colorado

Boulder, CO
11 AM, Broadway and Canyon

Denver, CO
2 PM, Colorado State Capitol

Grand Junction, CO
12 PM, 5th Street and Grand Avenue

Connecticut 

Guilford, CT
11 AM, Guilford Green southwest corner

Hartford, CT 
12 PM 300 Capitol Avenue

New Haven, CT 
11 AM, City Hall

Florida

Brooksville, FL
10 AM, US 19 and Spring Hill Drive at the waterfall

Fort Lauderdale, FL
3:30 PM, 299 East Broward Blvd

Fort Myers, FL
12 PM, Environmental and Peace Education Center

Gainesville, FL
1 PM, NW 16th Av and 43rd st

Port Richey, FL
11 AM, Ridge Road and Route 19

New Smyrna Beach, FL
11 AM, 1798 State Road 44

Palm Beach, FL
Time TBA, Mar-a-Lago, 1100 S Ocean Blvd

Port Richey, FL
1 PM, Intersection of US 19 and Ridge Road

Tampa, FL
1 PM, Lykes Gaslight Square Park

Georgia

Atlanta, GA
12 PM, Piedmont Park SW Corner

Hawaii

Honolulu, HI
10 AM, Ewa side of Ala Moana Park

Idaho

Boise, ID
4 PM, Boise City Hall

Illinois

Carbondale, IL
12 PM, Town Square - Corner of Main and Illinois Ave

Champaign-Urbana, IL
1 PM, 202 S. Broadway Ave.

Chicago, IL
12 PM, Wacker and Wabash

Elgin, IL
1 PM, Kimball Street and Grove Avenue

Indiana

Bloomington, IN
5 PM, People's Park

Goshen, IN
3 PM, Elkhart County Courthouse

Lafayette, IN
2 PM, Tippecanoe County Courthouse

Michigan City, IN
3 PM, City Hall

Muncie, IN
12 PM, Delaware County County Building

Terre Haute, IN
1 PM Vigo County Courthouse, 33 S 3rd St

Iowa

Iowa City, IA
1:30 PM, Old Brick

Kansas

Lawrence, KS
12 PM, South Park

Manhattan, KS
1 PM, Triangle Park

Salina, KS
12 PM, 200 East Iron Avenue

Louisiana

Covington, LA
10 AM, St. Tammany Justice Center

New Orleans, LA
2 PM Duncan Plaza

Maine

Belfast, ME
12 PM, Corner of High St. & Main St.

Portland, ME
12 PM, Monument Square

Maryland

Baltimore, MD
12 PM, N. Charles St. and 33rd St.

Massachusetts

Boston, MA
1 PM, Massachusetts State House

Northampton, MA
11 AM, Northampton District Court - Corner of Main St. & King St.

Northampton, MA
12:30 PM, L3 Harris Technologies

Provincetown, MA
12 PM, Provincetown Town Hall

Michigan 

Ann Arbor, MI
12 PM, Federal Building

Marquette, MI
11:30 AM, Post Office

Monroe, MI
1 PM, Custer Statue (Corner of W. Elm Ave. and Monroe Street)

Traverse City, MI
1 PM, Outside Horizon Books

Minnesota

Mankato, MN
Details TBA

Minneapolis, MN
1 PM,at Nicollet Ave & Lake Street

Red Wing, MN
1 PM, John Rich Park

Mississippi

Jackson, MS 
11:45 AM, Smith Wills Park

Hattiesburg, MS
11:30 AM, Forrest County Courthouse 

Missouri

Kansas City, MO
12 PM, J.C. Nichols Fountain

Saint Louis, MO
Details TBA

Nevada

Las Vegas, NV
10 AM, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

Reno, NV
3 PM, Reno Believe Sign

New Hampshire

Hanover, NH
1 PM, Dartmouth College Green

Keene, NH
10 AM, Central Square

Manchester, NH 
12 PM, 
Veterans Memorial Park

New Jersey

Jersey City, NJ
12 PM, Path Plaza - Jackie Robinson Statue

Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Details TBA

Newark, NJ
1 PM, Historic Courthouse

Princeton, NJ,
12 PM, Hinds Plaza

New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM
2 PM, Kirtland Air Force Base

Peñasco, NM
12 PM, The "T"

Taos, NM
12 PM, World Cup

Las Vegas, NM 
1 PM, Old Town Plaza gazebo

New York

Albany, NY
11 AM, Townsend Park

Binghamton, NY
Time TBA, Broome County Court House Lawn

Binghamton, NY
12 PM United Presbyterian Church

Buffalo, NY
12 PM, NFTA Special Events Station

Canajoharie, NY
3 PM, Church and Montgomery St.

Ithaca, NY
3 PM, Bernie Milton Pavilion

Geneseo, NY
12 PM, Main Street (Route 20A)

Geneva, NY
5 PM, Geneva Armory

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY
12 PM, VFW Plaza

New York City, NY
12 PM, Columbus Circle

Patchogue, NY
6 PM, Representative Lee Zeldin's office 31

Port Jefferson Station, NY
12:30 PM, Resistance Corner

Postdam, NY
11 AM, Postdam Post Office

Shirley, NY
2:30 PM, Freedom Field

North Carolina

Asheville, NC
1 PM, Vance Monument

Burlington, NC
6:30 PM, Prayer Vigil---Life's Journey UCC

Hendersonville, NC
Details TBA

Raleigh, NC
Details TBA

Ohio

Akron, OH
Details TBA

Cincinnati, OH
Details TBA

Cleveland, OH
1 PM, Market Square

Kent, OH
12 PM, Kent State University Commons

Kent, OH
4 PM, Main St. & Franklin Ave.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK
2 PM, 1015 N. Broadway Ave.

Oregon

Bend, OR
11:30 AM Bend Peacecorner

Brookings, OR
1 PM, 619 Chetco Avenue

Corvallis, OR
2 PM, Benton County Courthouse

Coos Bay, OR
12 PM, Coos Bay Boardwalk

Portland, OR
2:30 PM, Pioneer Courthouse Square

Salem, OR
12 PM, Wilson Park

Pennsylvania

Allentown, PA
2 PM, Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Beaver, PA
12 PM, Beaver County Courthouse

Lancaster, PA
12 PM, Lancaster County Prison

Philadelphia, PA
12 PM, City Hall, Dilworth Plaza

Pittsburgh, PA
12 PM, at Intersection of E. Liberty Blvd and N. Highland Ave

State College, PA
12 PM, Allen St. Gates

West Chester, PA
12 PM, Market & High Streets, historic court house

Rhode Island

Providence, RI
1 PM, Rhode Island State House

South Carolina

Columbia, SC
1 PM, South Carolina State House

Myrtle Beach
2 PM, Kings Highway and 15th Ave. No

Tennessee

Nashville, TN 
1 PM, Bicentennial Mall State Park

Texas

Austin, TX
4:30 PM, Texas Capital

Dallas, TX
2 PM, Grassy Knoll

El Paso, TX
2:30 PM, Memorial Park - Northwest Corner

Houston, TX
3 PM, Corner of Montrose & Westheimer

San Antonio
2 PM, Lackland AFB Visitor Center

Utah

Cedar City, UT
12 PM, Southern Utah University

Salt Lake City, UT
12 PM, Wallace Bennett Federal Building

Vermont

Manchester, Center, VT
12 PM, Roundabout at Routes 11/30 and 7A - near bookstore

Virginia

Blacksburg, VA
12 PM, Henderson Lawn Virginia Tech Campus

Norfolk, VA
1 PM, 113 Waterside Dr.

Richmond, VA
2:45 PM, Federal Court House

Washington

Bellingham, WA
2 PM, Cornwall Ave and E. Magnolia St

Lake Forest Park, WA
11 AM, Street corner of Bothell Way NE and Ballinger Way NE

Ocean Shores
12:30 PM, Ocean Shores Convention Center

Olympia, WA
12 PM, Heritage Park Fountain

Poulsbo, WA
11 AM, Corner of HWY 305 and Bond RD

Spokane, WA
12 PM, Downtown Spokane

Seattle, WA
2 PM, Westlake Park

Tacoma, WA
1 PM 11401 Steel St S. Lakewood

West Virginia

Beckley, WV
1 PM Public sidewalk next to Word Park

Huntington, WV
1 PM, 900 block of 3rd Ave.

Wisconsin

Madison, WI
12 PM State Capitol

Milwaukee, WI 
12 PM, 2323 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr


INTERNATIONAL

ARMENIA

Yerevan
4 PM, Republic Square

AUSTRALIA

Sydney
12 PM, Sydney Town Hall

BELGIUM

Brussels, Brabant
2 PM, Carrefour de l'Europe

CANADA

Brampton, Ontario
Details TBA

Castlegar, British Columbia
1 PM, Castlegar United Church

Edmonton, Alberta
2 PM, End of Steel Park

Hamilton, Ontario
1 PM, Federal Building

Kelowna, British Columbia
12 PM, City Hall

Lethbridge, Alberta
1 PM, University of Lethbridge/Lethbridge City Hall

Montreal, Quebec
1 PM, Norman Bethune

Nanaimo, British Columbia
12 PM, Diana Krall Plaza

Penticton, British Columbia
1 PM, Nanaimo Square

Red Deer, Alberta
3 PM, Red Deer City Hall

Toronto, Ontario
12 PM, US Consulate

Vancouver
2 PM, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

Waterloo, Ontario
2 PM, Waterloo Public Square

CATALUNYA

Barcelona
6 PM Plaça Sant Jaume

COSTA RICA

San Jose
11 AM, US Embassy

DENMARK

Copenhagen, Sjaelland
Details TBA

FINLAND

Helsinki
2 PM, Kolmen sepän patsas

GERMANY

Berlin
2 PM, Brandenburg Gate

Fürth
11 AM, Dreiherrenbrunnen

IRELAND

North City, Dublin
3 PM, General post Office

ITALY

Livorno
11 AM, Camp Darby

Livorno
5 PM, Various Locations TBA

Rome
5 PM, Piazza dell'Esquilino

JAPAN

Oita
11 AM, 2619 Kanzaki, Oita-shi

Osaka
1 PM, JR Kyobashi station

NEW ZEALAND 

Auckland
12 PM, Auckland Central

Wellington
12 PM, at Midland Park

POLAND

Torun
5 PM, Pomnik Mikołaja Kopernika

SLOVENIA

Ljubljana
12 PM, Congress Square

SOUTH KOREA

Seoul
6 PM, Sinchon Uplex

UGANDA

Kampala
12 PM, Nsambya 

UNITED KINGDOM

Norwich, Norfolk
12 PM, Norwich City Hall Steps

Leeds, West Yorkshire
12 PM, Leeds Art Gallery

Liverpool
1 PM, St George's Hall

VENEZUELA

Caracas
10 AM, Plaza Bolívar de Caracas

Puerto La Cruz, Anzoátegui
Time TBA, Paseo la Cruz y el Mar


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Full list of endorsing organizationsCODEPINK, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Jewish voice for peaceNational Iranian-American Council, Dorothy Day Catholic WorkerDominican Sisters/ICAN, Veterans for Peace, Pastors for Peace/Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, Black Alliance for Peace, Nonviolence International, US Labor Against the War, Peace Action, United For Peace and Justice, ANSWER Coalition, Popular ResistanceUnited National Antiwar Coalition-UNAC, NuclearBan.US, US Labor Against the War, Association of Roman Catholic Women PriestsWorld Beyond War, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for PeaceAlliance for Global Justice, Campaign Against Sanctions and Economic War (Sanctions Kill), Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press, International Action Center, Workers World Party, CODEPINK Greater Dallas, Veterans For Peace Chapter 106, North Texas, Veterans For Peace - NYC Chapter 34, International Workers Solidarity Network, ProximityCuba, Alliance for Global Justice, SHARE Foundation, December 12th Movement, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, People's Opposition to War, Imperialism, and Racism (POWIR), Western Mass CODEPINK, Center for International Policy, Food Not Bombs, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Friends of Franz & Ben, Broome County NY Veterans for Peace, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Global Health Partners, Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, U.S. Peace Council, Anti-Militarist Collective, Youth Peace Coalition, Northland Chapter of Grandmothers for Peace, Socialist Unity Party/ Partido de Socialismo Unido, Peoples Power Assembly, Struggle La Lucha, D19: Partido Libre USA- Canada, Show Up! America, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United States Section, Mobilization Against War & Occupation - MAWO, Community Organizing Center (Middle East Peace Campaign), Peace Action of Staten Island, Solidarity with Kashmir club at Towson University, Rehumanize International, Peace Action New York State, Women Against Military Madness, Defending Rights & Dissent (for identification purposes only), Green New Deal Actions, Casa Maria Catholic Worker and Peace Action Wisconsin, Historians for Peace and Democracy, OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology, Arkansas Nonviolence Alliance, Peace and Justice Committee of Uptown Progressive Action, Peace Action Maine, God's Creatures Ministry, Antiwar.com, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Washington Butterfly for Hope, Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy (CCEGL), United for Peace and Justice, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, U.S. Provinces, Red Banner Anti-Imperialist Collective, North Alabama Peace Network, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Our Revolution-Corvallis Allies, Women Standing, Rondo2020.org, San Diego County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party of California, Peace Pentagon & Oracle Institute, Pax Christi USA, Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America, Proposition One Campaign for a Nuclear Free Future, Labor for Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Peace Action of San Mateo County, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County, DonesxDones. Caladona, Labor United for Class Struggle (LUCS) / LABOR TODAY, Mechanist, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Green Country Democratic Socialists, Parents Organized for Public EducationGreen Party of Allegheny County, Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County--Belfast Maine, Sustainable Echofriendly, Greater New Haven Peace Council, Interpreters of Cultural Heritages for EU governments, Local Group 139 of Amnesty International, Freedom Socialist Party, Pax Christi Metro New York, SouthCoast Green-Rainbow Party Chapter, Beyond Nuclear, Massachusetts Peace Action, P.A.R.C. (Politics Art Roots Culture), Women for Justice, Beyond Nuclear, Living Earth, Irish Antiwar Movement, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Independent Jewish Voices Canada, WILPF Italy (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Green Party of Delaware County Pennsylvania, 360 MEDIA CONSULTING, Western Mass CODEPINK, Fellowship of Reconciliation USA, Science for Peace, Women Against War, No to NATO, World 5.0, Gangjeong Peace Network and other Jeju civic groups, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Liberty Union Party, U.S. Friends of the Soviet People, Radnička fronta (Workers' Front, Croatia), Extinction Rebellion South Bay, Chester County Peace Movement, Lake Forest Park for Peace, Defend Democracy in Brazil DDB NY, Sustainable Government, Majd Faridi, South Bay Anti Imperialist Coalition, Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America, Youth Peace Coalition, Organize Plan Act Indivisible, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Women's March West Virginia, PeaceWorks Kansas City, Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST), NUMSA- National Union of Metalworkers South Africa, Historians for Peace and Democracy, Jersey City Peace Movement, Peace Fresno, South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco, sustainable Echofriendly, Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia, Healing Companions, Inc., Sustainable Echofriendly Vegan, TWIN CITIES NONVIOLENT, ADDICTED To WAR, Pacem in Terris, YES!, Hope House of Prayer, Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace, Greater Lafayette Progressives, The Green Party of Philadelphia, United Church of Christ National Steering Committee for Palestine Israel Network (PIN), Arkansas wand, Save the earth movement, United For Peace and Justice, Orange County Equality Coalition, Global Strategy of Nonviolence , PEACE Project, Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars, Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Green Party of Pennsylvania, The Chester County Peace Movement, SJP - The New School, Adalah-NY campaign for the boycott of Israel, Environmentalists Against War, Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians, Salam Shalom e. V., Sustainable Government, the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia, Military Families Speak Out.

 


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