No War, No Occupation, No Empire

On February 11, 2015. President Obama sent Congress a proposed joint resolution to Authorize the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which would authorize and extend military action against ISIS for the next three years. The Syracuse Peace Council calls on Congress to say "No" to this new AUMF and we ask you to join us by calling Congress and urging them to reject this policy of endless war on the people of the Middle East. 

Here's who you need to call: Representative John Katko (202) 225-3701; NY Senator Schumer (202) 224-6542; NY Senator Gillibrand (202) 224-4451 When you call, be sure to leave the message that 1) we oppose the “authorizations for use of military force” and 2) there must be an open debate in Congress about all the policy options related to ISIS.

Once you make your calls, write a Letter to the Editor at the Syracuse Post Standard, in your own words, expressing why you oppose the AUMF and this escalation of war in the Middle East.  Submit your letter to – please send a copy of your letter to the Peace Council so that we know how many letters are being submitted, even if they aren’t published by the paper. You can also send your letter to, where it can be published if ignored by the Post Standard.

Third, the Peace Council is working on compiling resources to help our community better understand the roots causes of the escalating violence in the Middle East and the range of non-military policy options available to address the crisis. If you would like to suggest an article that we post online, please send to The mainstream media has done a very weak (disgraceful) job of educating the public about the causes and the costs of U.S. wars around the world – we must break through the misinformation and the fog of war to better understand the policies advanced in our name. 

Read the Peace Council Statement opposing military escalation in the Middle East on

SPC was founded primarily as an antiwar, peace organization. We know that militarism and imperialism have roots in economic and social injustices. In order to brings wars to an end, we need more than peace, we need justice. In addition to our active campaigns to Ground the Drones, free Palestine and educate youth about the realities of the military, the Peace Council is involved in all kinds of anti-war activity. See below for information about some of our recent work.

Jobs Not Wars

The Peace Council recently joined a national campaign called Jobs Not Wars.
Sign the petition and urge the president and congress to abandon austerity solutions to the deficit and instead to end the war, cut military spending, tax the super-rich, and redirect resources to restore and protect the social safety net, create jobs, deal with climate change and meet other urgent social needs.

No More Wars - Bring the Troops Home

October 7, 2012 marked the end of the 11th year of invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Speak out with us about the costs of this war to Afghan civilians, US soldiers, and the US economy.
Join our street media brigade to get messages about the cost of the war into the public eye. Contact the office to join others in flyering neighborhoods, or download and print on your own. Post these messages around your neighborhood, put them up in your workplace, or leave them around town at your coffee shop, your grocery store, and your doctors office. Click the thumbnails to download the flyers.