Resistance to the war from within the military by people like Lt. Ehren Watada and many, many others must be supported and encouraged by people outside of the
military. And the invasion of Iran MUST NOT HAPPEN. The people are on our side,
the momentum is on our side, the whole world is on our side. The challenge: are
we going to move heaven and earth to remove the criminal Bush regime, ending the
war and repudiating the direction they’ve taken this society?
I an very pleased that Ed Kinane will be joining us after just arriving back from this important trip.
Kinane says, "These days saber rattling is bringing the world to the brink of further war. We civilians can't sit by and let governments destroy us all."
A native and resident of Syracuse's southside, Kinane is a graduate of S.U.'s Maxwell School of Citizenship. Since the late seventies Kinane has been active with the Syracuse Peace Council. In 2003 Kinane spent five months in IRAQ with the human rights group, Voices in the Wilderness. Kinane resided in Baghdad before and during the U.S. invasion. He returned to Baghdad several months later to report on the U.S. occupation.
A veteran of various international peace initiatives, Kinane has worked with Peace Brigades International in Guatemala (1988), El Salvador (1989), Sri Lanka (1991), and Haiti (1993). In 1996 and in 1999 Kinane spent 14 months in federal prison for his outspoken nonviolent activism against the U.S. Army's School of the Americas -- notorious for training Latin American soldiers the craft of torture and "anti-insurgency" The F.O.R. Iran delegation will return to