We appeal to all our US readers in particular, who are in a position to press the US Administration directly and to oppose the US aggression before it happens, to phone their members of Congress, in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Your Representative and your two US Senators may be reached at the US Capitol switchboard, (202) 224-3121.

Obama’s decision to ask Congress — on or about September 9 — to vote on his plan to attack Syria is an opportunity to reach all Congress members, to urge them to vote against the attack, or to explain to you why they will vote for the attack.

Let your member of Congress know that you are utterly opposed to a military strike that would clearly be an illegal act of war against Syria, especially under such tragic and confusing circumstances in which who is responsible for the use of chemical weapons is unknown.

We the editors of Marxism-Leninism Today associate ourselves fully with the Statement of 77 Communist and Workers’ Parties (at last count) against the imperialist military attack on Syria. Visit <<http://www.solidnet.org/greece-communist-party-of-greece/cp-of-greece-statement-of-communist-and-workers-parties-against-the-imperialist-military-attack-against-syria-en-ru-sp-ar>>. The statement is reprinted below.

We, the Communist and workers’ parties, express our solidarity with the Syrian people and denounce the military attack against Syria which is being prepared by the imperialists of the USA, NATO and the EU, together with their allies, in order to promote their interests in the region.

We reject the pretexts of the imperialists which, as was demonstrated, were also used in the war against Iraq and in the other imperialist wars against Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Libya.

We call on the working class, the peoples all over the world to oppose and condemn the new imperialist war, to demand that the governments of their countries have no involvement in and do not support the criminal military offensive.

August 29, 2013

The Marxism-Leninism Today Editors