Syria Debate

New York News
3:53 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Activists to Obama: Don't Bomb Syria

WAMC will carry special coverage of President Obama’s address on Syria beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
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With the Obama administration positioning for a possible military strike against Syria, New Yorkers are turning up the volume on their call for peace.

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.

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New England News
12:42 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Protests Planned Over Possible Syrian Strike

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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.  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

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North Country News
5:50 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Congress and Peace Activists Gear Up for Syria Debate

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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.

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