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Anti-War Resolution

 

Adopted by UUP at its 2002 Fall Delegate Assembly, October 5, 2002.  Also posted at: http://www.internationalanswer.org/news/update/102002sunyuup.html

 


UNITED UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONS OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION OF THE DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

October 5, 2002

Rochester, New York

WHEREAS, the United States and Britain have been bombing Iraq on a virtually continuous basis since the end of the Gulf War, and

WHEREAS, the Bush Administration has presented no credible evidence that Iraq has intentions of harming the citizens of this country or that Iraq presents a threat to the United States, and

WHEREAS, the Bush administration is seeking any pretext to overthrow the government of a sovereign nation in violation of international law, and

WHEREAS, a war with Iraq would require the redirection of vital resources and funds to a destructive, senseless, and illegal goal while further strengthening an administration that has restricted the civil liberties of its citizens, and

WHEREAS, this administration is using the so-called war on terrorism to distract the American people from the vital issues they confront,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that United University Professions goes on record as strenuously opposing the Bush Administration's march toward war with Iraq, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the United University Professions urge its members and affiliates to get involved with the organizations working toward stopping the Bush Administration's march toward war with Iraq.

United University Professions will send copies of this resolution to all members of the Congressional delegation of New York State, to the White House and to the leadership of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, to New York State United Teachers, to American Federation of Teachers, to the AFL/CIO, and to the press. Further UUP requests that delegates to this Delegate Assembly inform their campuses of this action and endorse "Stop the War" rallies including the International Day of Protest, October 26, 2002, in Washington, D.C. and other cities.

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