Syria Debate http://wamc.org en Activists to Obama: Don't Bomb Syria http://wamc.org/post/activists-obama-dont-bomb-syria <p></p><p>With the Obama administration positioning for a possible military strike against Syria, New Yorkers are turning up the volume on their call for peace.</p><p>Candlelight vigils are being held this evening to urge Representatives Paul Tonko, Bill Owens and Chris Gibson, and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, to vote against bombing Syria.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:53:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 73200 at http://wamc.org Activists to Obama: Don't Bomb Syria Protests Planned Over Possible Syrian Strike http://wamc.org/post/protests-planned-over-possible-syrian-strike <p>Several anti-war groups have organized vigils to be held across the country today to demonstrate opposition to a U.S. military strike on Syria.&nbsp; The protests occur as President Obama attempts to build public support for a military response to the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria. One of the vigils is taking place in Northampton, Massachusetts and WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with organizer Jeff Napolitano of the American Friends Service Committee</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:42:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73167 at http://wamc.org Protests Planned Over Possible Syrian Strike Congress and Peace Activists Gear Up for Syria Debate http://wamc.org/post/congress-and-peace-activists-gear-syria-debate <p></p><p></p><p>As President Obama expresses confidence that he'll be able to work with Congress to pass a resolution authorizing military intervention in Syria, in Vermont and Northern New York, representatives and peace activists want questions answered before any action begins. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72795 at http://wamc.org Congress and Peace Activists Gear Up for Syria Debate