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U.S. And Russia Must Unite Against ISIS For Peace

Who Wants Peace? More than half of the population of Syria is displaced, with over four million refugees outside of the country and eight million displaced within the country. They want peace, they need peace. Lebanon and Jordan, with millions … Continue reading

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Another U.S. War

by Ed Flaherty Last week, in a celebration of bi-partisanship, all four Iowa members of the US House of Representatives and both US senators from Iowa voted to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. The U.S. has been … Continue reading

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Campaign Nonviolence Event In Iowa

Many eyes will be fixed upon the discussion of climate change during the debate that begins Sept. 24 at the United Nations 69th General Assembly. There is another topic of interest to the peace and justice community. President Obama is … Continue reading

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Syrian Chemical Weapons Removed

(Editor’s Note: While President Obama threatened to bomb Syria over the Aug. 21, 2013 Sarin gas attack that killed over 1,000 Syrians, in the end, the U.S., Russia and more than two dozen nations coordinated the peaceful removal of Syrian … Continue reading

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An Iowan on Syria

Newman Abuissa is an Iowa City resident, an engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation, and was born in Syria. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen and before the Syrian conflict, he made regular trips to Syria with his family … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time To Reduce Weapons Of Mass Destruction

The turnover and ultimate destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons will be a step closer to a peaceful world.  The process is fraught with uncertainties, but it’s extremely helpful that the U.S. people have rejected military intervention.  Getting rid of Syria’s … Continue reading

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Full Transcript Of President Obama’s September 10 Speech On Syria

It is always worth the time to go directly to the President’s actual words rather than rely on the media’s interpretation of what was said. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/c/embed/87a73c10-1a80-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0washingtonpost.com My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria, why it … Continue reading

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Iowa District 2: Share Your Thoughts On Syria With Rep. Loebsack

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An Iowa View of Syria

(UPDATE: Sept. 4, 2013, 3:30 p.m. CDT: A new report from Russia, including a 100-page United Nations report on the chemical attack at Aleppo, Syria, indicates non-standard Syrian chemical weapons used in attack. Russian analysis suggests Syrian rebels may have … Continue reading

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Anesa Kajtazovic Speaks Out On The Atrocities Of War

Anesa Kajtazovic, State Representative for District 61 had these important words to say on Syria: “Having experienced the atrocities of civil war first hand, I can relate to the horrendous situation the Syrian people are going through. I especially feel … Continue reading

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