Contact: Medea Benjamin | CODEPINK co-director | email@example.com 415-235-6517
Ariel Gold | CODEPINK co-director | firstname.lastname@example.org | 510-599-5330
What: Global Day of Action Against War With Iran
Where and when: Saturday, January 25. For times, places and locations, check the list below or the constantly updated list online. The protest in Washington DC will be at the White House at noon.
In over 150 cities—from Mobile, Alabama to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from Yerevan, Armenia to Kampala, Uganda—people around the world will be out in the streets on Saturday, January 25 to send a clear message to the Trump administration against going to war with Iran.
The protests reflect worldwide condemnation of the Trump administration’s reckless decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, and the administration’s recent escalation of the conflict, including the assassination of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani and sending thousands more troops to the region.
In addition to calling for no war with Iran, the protests will call for a lifting of the ecomomic sanctions that have so devastated the Iranian economy and the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the Middle East. People in the United States also want to make it clear that the White House has no authority to carry out military attacks without Congressional authorization--and that Congress must refuse to give that authorization.
CODEPINK has also written a letter of apology to the Iranian people, which thousands of Americans are signing. It will be delivered directly to the Iranian people, in Farsi, over social media on the same day as the marches.
In the United States, the next phase of the effort against war with Iran will focus on passing legislatation in Congress and city council resolutions, as well as organizing nationwide webinars and teach-ins. “We must show the public that just like the lies leading up to the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. government is lying to us about Iran being the aggressor. It is the Trump administration--not Iran—that has manufactured this crisis, and it must us, ordinary people the world over, who demand peace,” said Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK cofounder and author of Inside Iran.
Below are the cities where other protests are planned or you can check the constantly updated online list here, and see the list of over 150 endorsers of the day of action.
We hope you can attend one of the rallies or call us for interviews. CODEPINK and other organizers/endorsers are available for interviews in various languages, including Farsi, Spanish, French, Arabic and German.