Progressive Caucus Action Fund

 Image  Source .  ADA has taken a strong stance against an ongoing conflict in Iraq.  Check out the link for more . 

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ADA has taken a strong stance against an ongoing conflict in Iraq. Check out the link for more

 Image  Source   " U.S. President Barack Obama’s four-pronged strategy of air strikes , support to local proxies, defense against the Islamic State’s attacks through intelligence and counterterrorism, and humanitarian assistance leaves many unanswered questions. It’s hardly a clear articulation of the sort of long-term, holistic strategy needed to deny the Islamic State the fertile ground it needs to thrive. The approach is fraught with trade-offs, risks, and hidden costs that need to be addressed."

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"U.S. President Barack Obama’s four-pronged strategy of air strikes, support to local proxies, defense against the Islamic State’s attacks through intelligence and counterterrorism, and humanitarian assistance leaves many unanswered questions. It’s hardly a clear articulation of the sort of long-term, holistic strategy needed to deny the Islamic State the fertile ground it needs to thrive. The approach is fraught with trade-offs, risks, and hidden costs that need to be addressed."

 Image  Source .   William Hartung  discusses conflict operations in Iraq and the semantics of "boots on the ground."

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William Hartung discusses conflict operations in Iraq and the semantics of "boots on the ground."

 Image  Source .  Democrats.com have  posted a petition  asking for Congressional authorization as an important step in conflict against ISIS/ISIL. 

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Democrats.com have posted a petition asking for Congressional authorization as an important step in conflict against ISIS/ISIL. 

 Image  Source .  The National Iranian American Council's Reza Marashi  says Iran and the U.S . need each other and should cooperate in Iraq. 

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The National Iranian American Council's Reza Marashi says Iran and the U.S. need each other and should cooperate in Iraq. 

 Image  Source .  United for Peace and Justice  look towards a humanitarian and political solution  to ISIS/ISIL and reject any purely military solutions. Check out their page for links to helpful resources and how to amplify their position. 

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United for Peace and Justice look towards a humanitarian and political solution to ISIS/ISIL and reject any purely military solutions. Check out their page for links to helpful resources and how to amplify their position. 

 Image  Source .  Win Without War is a stalwart progressive organization when it comes to international conflict.  Their page on how to face ISIS/ISIL  without resorting to all out war is a must read. 

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Win Without War is a stalwart progressive organization when it comes to international conflict. Their page on how to face ISIS/ISIL without resorting to all out war is a must read. 

 Image  Source .  Amnesty International has been in contact with detainees released from ISIS and  calls for the humane treatment  of all detainees. 

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Amnesty International has been in contact with detainees released from ISIS and calls for the humane treatment of all detainees. 

 Image  Source .  Center for American Progress recently held an  event , Defeating ISIS Building a Framework to Support a Reliable and Effective Opposition to Assad and ISIS. Check out the link for full video of the event. 

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Center for American Progress recently held an event, Defeating ISIS
Building a Framework to Support a Reliable and Effective Opposition to Assad and ISIS. Check out the link for full video of the event. 

 Image  Source .  The Center for Victims of Torture gave a  recent video chat  about the state of human rights in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Check out their page for a rundown of the chat or the video below of the chat itself.

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The Center for Victims of Torture gave a recent video chat about the state of human rights in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Check out their page for a rundown of the chat or the video below of the chat itself.

 The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)  has posted  their guiding principles about any kind of conflict in Iraq. "We believe, based in principle and history, that military action is not justified to respond to Islamic State violence in Iraq and Syria. Over and over again, the call and response is the same."

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has posted their guiding principles about any kind of conflict in Iraq. "We believe, based in principle and history, that military action is not justified to respond to Islamic State violence in Iraq and Syria. Over and over again, the call and response is the same."

  Massachusetts Peace Action  have taken a strong stance against any new conflict or engagement in the Middle East. Follow the link to see their petition calling for peace. 

Massachusetts Peace Action have taken a strong stance against any new conflict or engagement in the Middle East. Follow the link to see their petition calling for peace. 

 Image  Source .  The Washington Peace Center has  posted an excellent article  urging the U.S. to avoid the arguments and sentiments leading to the international War on Terror. Their warning is an important read during this time of conflict.

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The Washington Peace Center has posted an excellent article urging the U.S. to avoid the arguments and sentiments leading to the international War on Terror. Their warning is an important read during this time of conflict.

 Image  Source .  "  Given our track record , we should be deeply suspicious of any rhetoric about a refusal to escalate another war. To think we can defeat an enemy in a region in which we have very little understanding is preposterous. Any hopes of an   ISIS   defeat lies with a stable Iraqi government and the Kurdish Peshmerga."

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"Given our track record, we should be deeply suspicious of any rhetoric about a refusal to escalate another war. To think we can defeat an enemy in a region in which we have very little understanding is preposterous. Any hopes of an ISIS defeat lies with a stable Iraqi government and the Kurdish Peshmerga."

 Image  Source .   The Center for Constitutional Rights  weighs in on the conscience of U.S. engagement in conflict in Iraq.

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The Center for Constitutional Rights weighs in on the conscience of U.S. engagement in conflict in Iraq.

 Image  Source .  Citizens for Global Solutions has posted their  official press release  regarding U.S. combat operations in Iraq and the need for multilateralism in order for a strategy to be effective.

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Citizens for Global Solutions has posted their official press release regarding U.S. combat operations in Iraq and the need for multilateralism in order for a strategy to be effective.

 Image  Source .  MoveOn.org has a  petition live  calling for putting a stop to ISIS, but peacefully and through 7 detailed steps.

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MoveOn.org has a petition live calling for putting a stop to ISIS, but peacefully and through 7 detailed steps.

 Image  Source .  Religions for Peace have  denounced ISIS/ISIL  for their abhorrent policies and actions in the region and asked for all to take a stand against this terrible organization. 

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Religions for Peace have denounced ISIS/ISIL for their abhorrent policies and actions in the region and asked for all to take a stand against this terrible organization. 

 Image  Source .  MoveOn.org has an  excellent primer on the conflict in Iraq  that is a must read for understanding current affairs. 

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MoveOn.org has an excellent primer on the conflict in Iraq that is a must read for understanding current affairs.