Posted on January 15, 2012 by FightBack! News
By Mick Kelly
Minneapolis, MN – Jess Sundin, a leader of the Twin Cities-based Anti-War Committee, condemned U.S. war moves towards Iran, Jan. 15
“The anti-war movement needs to take U.S. threats against Iran very seriously,” said Sundin.
“Over the past several months we have seen more military deployments of U.S. forces into the Persian Gulf, a new round of U.S. sanctions – with more threatened from Europe – and the murder of Iranian scientists. The situation is looking a lot like the run-ups to the U.S. wars on Iraq,” continued Sundin.
“In and of themselves, the U.S. sanctions on Iran are an act of war. The sanctions are designed to harm Iran’s economy and cause human suffering on a mass scale,” said Sundin, who urged anti-war activists to join protests against the war moves.
Jess Sundin is one of the anti-war and international solidarity activists who was raided by the FBI on Sept. 24, 2010 and who is being targeted by a Chicago grand jury.
When asked about the FBI repression, Sundin said, “As peace activists, we need to continue to speak out against all U.S. wars and we need to condemn government repression directed against the anti-war movement, like the attack on Carlos Montes in Los Angeles. He is a veteran leader of the Chicano movement, who speaks out against U.S. intervention abroad. The government wants to put him in jail, and we say drop the charges.”
Sundin also stated, “People in this country can’t afford to let the government pick our ‘enemies.’ The State Department is trying to demonize Iran and pave the way towards another war. We have to speak out and say, ‘Hands off Iran.’”