News conference at National Press Club to Call For End of U.S. Warplanes Over Syria

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News conference at National Press Club to Call For End of U.S. Warplanes Over Syria

WASHINGTON - Tuesday, August 8 at 10 a.m.

Zenger Room, National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, Washington
 
News conference speakers will include:
*  CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou
*  Former State Department official Matthew Hoh
*  Christie Edwards, Chair of the ASIL Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and an advisor to the Center for Civilians in Conflict on international humanitarian, human rights, and gender issues.
*  David Swanson, World Beyond War
*  Norman Solomon, RootsAction.org
 
Speakers will talk about the reasons behind a petition to Congress and Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for removal of all U.S. military aircraft from Syrian skies.

Sponsors include a coalition of six organizations: Daily Kos, The Nation magazine, RootsAction.org, Veterans For Peace, Watchdog.net, World Beyond War.
 
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Action for a Progressive Future (the organization that runs RootsAction) is a nonprofit, progressive, public policy advocacy group that will engage citizens in the democratic process and help make sure legislators hear their voices.

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