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David Swanson david@davidswanson.org 202-329-7847; Norman Solomon solomonprogressive@gmail.com 415-488-3606.

RootsAction Says Defend Iran Deal

WASHINGTON - RootsAction is part of a coalition telling the U.S. Congress to defend the new Iran deal at: http://www.stopwarwithiran.com/?source=rootsaction

In the first hours Tuesday morning, several thousand RootsAction supporters responded by signing to tell their members of Congress to support the deal.

RootsAction campaign coordinator David Swanson said on Tuesday: "For the United States to sit and talk and come to an agreement with a nation it has been antagonizing and demonizing since the dictator it installed in 1953 was overthrown in 1979 is historic and, I hope, precedent setting. Four months ago the Washington Post printed an op-ed headlined 'War With Iran Is Probably Our Best Option.' It wasn't. Defenders of war present war as a last resort, but when other options are tried the result is never war. We should carry this lesson over to several other parts of the world."

RootsAction has been promoting diplomacy with Iran for years, helping to successfully stop Congressional actions in the past that would have ruined the chances for a deal like the new one or even committed the United States to joining in any Israeli-Iranian war.

RootsAction has gathered signatures on this statement by Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6573

And on this one by Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6594

RootsAction has flooded the U.S. Senate with this message: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11020

RootsAction has also used this petition to oppose any new war in Iran: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6306

RootsAction.org is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection -- and defunding endless wars. http://rootsaction.org

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