Peace Movement Responds to Expanded Military Action Against ISIS

In Middle East, US Relies on Military Solutions (As Usual)

Help SPC compile resources about this developing situation!

The Peace Council's leadership and core activists are in the process of developing a statement in response to the President's announcement last night that the US is preparing for an ongoing war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). We are currently gathering and sharing resources, and we want your help! Below find links to a few of the articles that we've been reading this week, and we invite you to share articles with us as well. Please send a few links (and if possible, a sentence or two of synopsis for each) to We'll check them out and share what we get in Monday's e-newsletter.


UPDATE - September 15

We asked you to share with us what you've been reading about President Obama's speech last Wednesday evening outlining the US approach to the rise of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Check out this great list of resources, and check for updates at

-CODEPINK rejects President Obama’s escalation of US military involvement in the Middle East by CODEPINK (9/11/14)
-On Worthier Victims by Buddy Bell (9/10/14)
-Juan Cole's website Informed Comment: Thoughts on the Middle East, History and Religion
-ISIL Fighting with Weapons From US and 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels: Report by Sarah Lazare (9/11/14)
-Video: The Covert Origins of ISIS by SCG News (8/28/14)
-What Obama Should Have Said: Alternatives to Another War by Stephen Miles (9/12/14)
-Sharks in the Desert by Gordon Adams (9/12/14)
-Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy by Matthew Hoh (9/11/14)
-Obama Declares Perpetual War by Marjorie Cohn (9/15/14)

Finally, because we all need some laughs in times like these:
-Obama Vows To Split ISIS Into Dozens of Extremist Splinter Groups from the Onion (9/10/14)