No War With Syria Says VDLC

The April 24 meeting of the Vancouver and District Labour Council adopted the following resolution:

Because the United States, accompanied by Britain and France, launched airstrikes on Syria on April 13; and

Because on April 9 Israel launched missiles at a Syrian airbase near Homs, killing at least fourteen people; and

Because in recent months Turkey has invaded northern Syria, occupying Afrin, and continuing to wage war against the Kurdish people in that region; and

Because there is an intensifying danger of further intervention on behalf of the United States and its allies, which is aimed at regime change and advancement of their strategic and economic interests in the region; and

Because such intervention threatens to expand and intensify the existing conflict dangerously in the direction of a regional or even global scope; and

Because Prime Minister Trudeau has spoken favourably of the actions of the United States and its allies, and has not ruled out Canadian involvement in the conflict in the future,

The Vancouver and District Labour Council will write to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning the actions of the United States and its allies, including Israel and Turkey, calling for respect for sovereignty and self-determination, and opposing Canada’s involvement in, or support of, any further acts of war against Syria, including against the Kurdish people in northern Syria,

The Vancouver and District Labour Council will finally support and participate, where possible, in local activities opposing war against Syria.



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