• Channing Martinez

Stand up Against President Trump’s assassination of Iranian General Quassem Seleimani

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

Reject the Obama-Trump policy of targeted assassinations. Call on the United Nations and all international bodies to condemn the U.S. and call for an end to all drone attacks It is not enough to say “No War with Iran!” The U.S. has been at war with Iran since the U.S./British overthrow of Iranian President Mohammed Mossedegh in 1953, and since the fall of the U.S.hand chosen dictator and torturer Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in 1979! Stop the Democratic/Republican War Against Iran. Call on all Democratic Presidential candidates to aggressively stop all U.S. troop deployments and further attacks. Remove all U.S. troops from Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan

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President Trump’s and the Democrat’s policy led to the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani on Iraqi soil. His vehicle was struck by at least two missiles fired from a US MQ9 Reaper drone. It is now normal for both parties, Obama and Trump, to assert they have the right to murder any political leader with whom they disagree. Trump says, he killed General Sulemani “to avoid war”, or to “save American lives” or to “fight terrorism.” President Obama used the same rationale to violate Pakistani sovereignty to assassinate Asama Bin Laden and murder dozens of other political opponents. Does it even matter what they say anymore? 

The U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to “save American (aka white) lives.” The U.S. murdered 4 million people in Vietnam for what? Stop communism? And today our streets in South LA and throughout the country are filled with former G.I.’s, vets suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and massive guilt that they were used to murder women, children, and men in another country as an occupying army to ahieve what? They were told at the time it was to “to stop terrorism?” Stop communism? Protect American lives? Does it really matter? This country has no moral basis for anything it does. I am part of the anti-war and anti-intervention movement and support the statements of Senator Sanders and Representative Ocasio-Cortez and want to be part of a movement that really can change U.S. policy now!

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I’m Trying to do something In one small way.  I am running as a civil rights/climate justice/anti-war/anti-U.S. intervention candidate for City Council in the 10th District of Los Angeles. The 10th District is presently represented by Herb Wesson. The District, in which I live, is bordered by Western on the East, Robertson on the west, Stocker on the South and Olympic on the north. If you live in the district please vote for me and set up house parties. If you live in LA or anywhere, please work for my candidacy, contribute funds, go door to door. The election in on March 3 2020.

During the 1960s and 1970s city councils were an important part of the larger anti-war movement. No, a city-council vote can’t end a war but it can be a vote of no confidence in our two-party genocide machine. 

Every vote for me is a vote against war, against the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, against the U.S. overthrow of the governments of Honduras and Bolivia and U.S. efforts to overthrow the government of Venezuela. I stand against the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and the U.S. occupation of the Black nation inside its own borders. I send my true condolences to the people of Iran, to the family of General Suleimani—who contrary to U.S. dehumanization is a real human being who was murdered by our government in violation of all international law and the sovereignty of Iran. 

I really need your help. Here is how you can help my campaign.

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Channing Martinez, Organizer Candidate, Los Angeles City Council District 10

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