4 January, U.S. (See cities): National Day of Action – US Troops Out of Iraq

On Saturday, January 4 the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK and others are calling on people from around the United States to organize local demonstrations to demand: NO MORE U.S. TROOPS TO IRAQ OR THE MIDDLE EAST! U.S. OUT OF IRAQ NOW! and NO WAR/NO SANCTIONS ON IRAN!

SIGN ON AS AN ENDORSER HERE! Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is an endorser of this call.

In response to the massive protests in Iraq following the latest U.S. aerial assault that killed scores of Iraqis, Donald Trump has ordered 750 more U.S. troops to the Middle East and potentially 3,000 more. This is in addition to the 5,200 U.S. troops already stationed in Iraq. Every U.S. president over the last 28 years has ordered the bombing of Iraq. The decision by Donald Trump and the Pentagon to launch new air assaults against Iraqis in the past week ignited nationwide resistance by Iraqis who want to reclaim their full sovereignty and do not want Iraq to be used in a U.S. war on Iran.

More than a million Iraqis have died during the past 28 years as a consequence of U.S. occupation, bombings and sanctions. Tens of thousands of U.S. troops have either been killed or suffered life-changing wounds. The U.S. government has spent more than $3 trillion dollars in the on-going occupation and bombing of this oil-rich country. Instead of taking the United States out of this endless war, Trump is building up U.S. forces in the region and threatening a war with Iran.

Initiators for this call include the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Popular Resistance, World Beyond War and many other anti-war and peace organizations. If you want to add your name as an endorser click here.

Demonstrations will also take place on Saturday, January 4 in the following cities.

Below is an initial list of events to stop the U.S.’ ongoing wars – mostly in the U.S. but a few international events as well (including one in Berlin). Please see the ANSWER website for the most up-to-date list of actions.

We also urge people in Edinburgh, Scotland, to join the comrades of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign for an important Saturday stand to support Palestinian prisoners at 1:00 pm at Waterloo Place! Click here for details. 

To have an event organized in your city listed above click here!