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Initial Call for a Colorado Statewide Peace Conference to Oppose Attacking Iran

March 15, 2012

Waltzing To War Again?

(note: This is an initial call for the conference. It is meant mostly for people living in Colorado; but hopefully those of you living elsewhere might do likewise)


Call for a Statewide Peace Conference to Oppose Attacking Iran

Dear Friends,

The cry for an attack on Iran has reached unprecedented, near-hysterical proportions in certain well known quarters.

Like the period before the attack on Iraq, many of the same themes are at play with many of the same players trying to drive our country to war again: creating or greatly exaggerating a threat; vilifying the country’s leadership to suggest that they are `crazy’ and capable of anything; the pliant media that swallows pro-war propaganda and spit it out as truth.

Far from preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, an attack would justify their pursuit and will in all probability trigger a regional if not world war, in anticipation of which oil prices have spiked and threaten to a global recession if not worse.

Our elected representatives both in the Oval Office and in Congress  who succumb to this propaganda are complicit in dragging us once again down the path to death and destruction as they have in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.

We must stop this madness

With this in mind, the Colorado Coalition Against Attacking Iran was formed recently with representatives from Boulder, Ft. Collins and the Denver Metro Area.

The Coalition is already active:

One of our first steps is to organize a conference on Saturday, May 12, at the First Unitarian Society of Denver Church (14th and Lafayette) in Denver from 9 am to 5 pm. The goal is to organize a Colorado statewide campaign to oppose attacking Iran and for re-orienting our country’s priorities toward rebuilding our fragmented and devastated communities. (Detailed program will follow)

 We, the undersigned, long-time Colorado peace activists, endorse this conference and urge you to help build the conference and the campaign to stop yet another insane step toward the abyss. Please contact the Coalition to invite speakers to your area or organization to build the Conference and Campaign.

You can contact the coalition at:

or contact:

Tom Mayer: Thomas.Mayer@Colorado.Edu

Ibrahim Kazerooni:

Rob Prince:


Gary Anderson

Ida Audeh

Bijou Community, Colorado Springs

Citizens for Peace In Space, Colorado Springs

Clair Cafaro

Arnie Carter

Stuart Chase

John Cruikshank

Beth Daoud

Cheryl Distaso

Bill and Genie Durland

Lynn Farquehar

Nancy Fey

Ron Forthofer

Mary Ellen Cuthbertson Garrett

Alan Gilbert

Barbara Hanst

Nader Hashemi

Pat Hewett

Ibrahim Kazerooni

Bob Kinsey

Leslie Lomas

Tom Mayer

Jan Miller

Judith Mohling

LeRoy Moore

Sally Netzl

Elizabeth Ordonez

Peter Peterson

Rob Prince

Michael Rabb

Tom Rauch

Ken and Mag Seaman

Lynn Segal

Cheryl Stevenson

Arnie Voight

Doug Vaughan

Ernesto Vigil

Evan Weissman

Jim Wilkinson

Dan Winters

Phil Woods

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 16, 2012 11:00 am

    from a friend in Tunis:

    “Vous avez tout à fait raison, cette guerre si elle est engagée aura des conséquences fâcheuses en coût en vies humaines, en sang et en souffrance ! Peut être elle engendrera une guerre mondiale, elle coûtera aussi cher aux US. Le gouvernement américain devra faire preuve de sagesse et réfléchir avant qu’il ne soit trop tard.”

  2. Les Canges permalink
    March 17, 2012 7:55 am

    I’m so sorry that I will be in France on May 12. Good luck all! And I’m pleased that I pretty much understood the post from the friend in Tunis…b’shalom, b’tzedek…Les

  3. March 27, 2012 5:31 am

    Wish I could be there to join you! From over here in the UK, everyone simply feels horror at the unfolding events. No one I have spoken to (several dozen at least) is in favor of any kind of action against Iran.

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