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Dallas: Hundreds rally against war with Iran

By staff

Dallas, TX – About 400 people gathered in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas on January 4 to denounce the looming war with Iran and to demand that the U.S. leave the Middle East. The event was organized by the Dallas Anti-War Committee, the Dallas Peace and Justice Center, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, the Center for American Islamic Relations and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Attendees were members of a broad array of organizations, including Malaya Movement, En Pie de Lucha, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Emma Goldman Book Club.

Dan Sullivan, on behalf of the Dallas Anti-War Committee, spoke of the success of Black Lives Matter movement in disrupting daily life in many American cities and said that the anti-war movement would need to learn to imitate that in order to have an impact. Hadi Jawad, executive director of the Dallas Peace and Justice Center, spoke of the need to pressure our elected representatives. Ramon Mejia, a well-known veteran and anti-war activist, spoke of his own involvement in the U.S. war in Iraq and said that, while he could not undo what he had done, he would dedicate his life to ending this type of war.

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