Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in IRAN CASMII

(also in french, and german)

Linked with Bahman Nirumand – Iran & Germany, with The Lost Children of the Revolution .
CASMII is dedicated to public education and engagement about war and sanctions on Iran. CASMII board members and affiliate consultants, are knowledgable experts of various backgrounds who have appeared on BBC, MSNBC, Dubai TV, CNN International, Aljazeera, Pacifica Radio, and many other networks. Many are published authors of reports and articles featured in many news media sources. If you are interested in inviting CASMII speakers to participate. (Speaking Engagements).

Homepage;
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columns;
viewpoints section;
getting involved;
contact.

About CASMII:

Mission Statement:

CASMII is an independent campaign organisation with the purpose of opposing sanctions, foreign state interference and military intervention in Iran.

Statement of Purpose:

The on-going demonization of Iran as part of the “axis of evil” first initiated by George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Speech, together with the more recent, growing threats of sanctions and military action by the US and Israel against Iran, all continue to seriously escalate international tension.

They are likely to lead to a catastrophe even more horrifying than the present disaster in Iraq, threatening international peace and security. The future of Iran, and its political system and leadership, must be determined solely by the collective will of the Iranian people themselves and not through foreign state interference or intervention.

Increasing international tensions and conflict are destructive to the causes of peace, justice and democracy. We appeal to people of all faiths as well as to people with a secular outlook and those of all political and ideological persuasions, to join us in building an effective international campaign for peace and dialogue, and against sanctions, foreign state interference, destabilization and military intervention in Iran.

History and Core Values:

The Founding Meeting of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII) took place on 1 December 2005 in a gathering in London, where a broad based group of Iranian and non-Iranian academics, students and professionals of different political and ideological persuasions agreed on the name and the Mission Statement of this campaign organisation.

The Founding Meeting was the culmination of a few weeks of discussions among the members of the group on the threats of sanctions, foreign state interference and military intervention in Iran and the urgency of building an effective international campaign to oppose the war drive against Iran. While there are different political and ideological viewpoints among us, we are united in action in our campaign to oppose sanctions and military attacks against Iran.

We strive to bring together the broadest possible spectrum of forces, organised on the basis of democratic principles and decision making structures. CASMII is independent of all political groups and governments, in particular the Iranian government, and adheres to no particular religion or ideology.

Our core values include respect for human rights and a democratic state, in particular freedom of expression, freedom of press, an independent judiciary, equal rights for women, ethnic and religious minorities in Iran.

Our first major action was our very successful organised intervention in the London International Peace Conference on 10 December 2005 which unanimously adopted our resolution to “call on the anti-war movement in all countries to oppose any attack on Iran or Syria.”

We call on all Iranians and non-Iranians alike to join us to build a strong independent international campaign to stop another disastrous war in the Middle East before it starts.

Organization:

CASMII is governed by a board of directors in the US and a steering committee in the UK. CASMII has an international board of editors as well as an advisory board. Visit the CASMII organization page.

Campaign Strategy Our strategy focuses upon: raising a strong voice in the media (Internet, radio & TV and the press), and challenging questionable new allegations and threats as they arise holding public meetings to raise the issues and to provide a critique of the increasingly belligerent threats against Iran lobbying members of parliament and opinion-makers extending the campaign to an international level working in full and close collaboration with all groups sharing similar aims to build public pressure against all forms of foreign state interference in Iran.

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