Support the petition for an end to terror in Aleppo

By Gerry Gable

Earlier this year Searchlight reported that the only picket of the Syrian regime’s embassy in London had been organised by Nazis from the London Forum and Polish Nazis from the NOP. We hope that opponents of fascism everywhere will support the petition below to halt an even worse aerial bombardment than the one by German bombers in Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, as we remember the Battle of Cable Street and the aerial war waged against civilian targets in Spain from then on.

Protect Aleppo’s children now

100 children have been killed in Aleppo since last Friday.

Enough is enough!

There is no easy way to end this war, but there’s only one way to prevent this terror from the skies — people everywhere demanding a no-fly zone to protect civilians.

Let’s build a resounding global call to Obama, May, and other leaders to stand up to Putin and Assad’s terror. This might be our last, best chance to help end this mass murder of defenceless children:

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For years we have watched barrel bombs and chemical attacks. But the all out destruction of Aleppo is a new level. All deals and rules are broken. A quarter of a million people are trapped in eastern Aleppo with almost no access to food, medicine, or clean water. 100,000 are children!

There are no good options to end the war in Syria. But inaction is the worst one. A no-fly zone will mean that an international coalition can threaten to down planes that try to bomb Northern Syria. Almost 70% of Avaaz members support it. 8% oppose. Hesitation to use force to protect people is understandable and wise. But imagine it was our kids being bombed, what would we want the world to do?

A long-term ceasefire and a negotiated political solution is what we all want. But every effort so far has failed. Aleppo proves that any solution needs to start by protecting civilians. A no-fly zone, done well, might not cost a single life, and will save many. And genuine peace negotiations will be even more likely if Syria’s ruler Assad and Russia know the world is serious.

Let’s tell Obama and all our leaders that they can’t meet this slaughter with words any longer. That their inaction means complicity. The fate of these families is hanging by a thread, and they need us to speak out, now!

Our movement has opposed military action many times. Our founding campaign was opposing the Iraq war. But 400,000 people have died in Syria. It is a stain on the conscience of all humanity. A no-fly zone is the only decent thing to do in this awful situation. Let’s join together to call on Obama and others to save the children and families of Aleppo.

One response on “Support the petition for an end to terror in Aleppo

  1. paul

    how many people are dying in the Saudi bombing of yemen? the un says the Saudi blockade is causing starvation. the west is too busy selling weapons to the Saudi dictators. I guess some human rights are more important than others.