Iran Pledge of Resistance to Deter War with Civil Disobedience Pledge

If the United States applies increased sanctions, invades, bombs, sends combat troops or drones, or otherwise significantly escalates its intervention in Iran or the region directly or through support of its allies, I pledge to join with others to engage in acts of legal protest and/or nonviolent civil disobedience to prevent or halt the death and destruction which U.S. military actions would cause to the people of Iran, the Middle East, our communities at home, and the planet itself.

There is something of a bipartisan consensus in Washington that war with Iran would be a delightful thing, and the usual suspects are busy stacking dominoes in such a way as to guarantee a bloody outcome.

Iran Pledge of Resistance is trying to gum up the works of this machinery by enlisting ordinary people like you and me to promise that if the U.S. were to begin to launch a war that we would do our best to prevent it or halt it.

It is important to note that this pledge is not merely a show of support for anti-war attitudes, or a petition indicating your point of view, but is a signed commitment to take effective direct action when the time comes.

If you take the pledge, organizers will be able to connect you with other pledgers in your area who will be organizing various avenues of direct action emergency response.

A news dispatch from :

Banished from Samoa.

Mr. Nelson in Sydney.

Mr. Olaf Frederick Nelson, who has been banished from Western Samoa for a period of five years, arrived in Sydney to-day by the Waunganui from New Zealand. He is travelling to Geneva to be present when the League of Nations meets in .

Petitions had been prepared by the Samoans, he said on arrival, and he was proceeding to Geneva in anticipation of his presence being required when they were presented. “I have no doubt,” he continued, “That the action of the New Zealand Government in sending warships to Samoa was to bring about a state of chaos in order to interfere with the signing, of the petitions. The Samoans saw that the Administrator (Sir George Richardson) wanted war, but they anticipated him, and cheated him out of it. The Administrator was disappointed because he could not get them to resort to violence, but the Samoans detected that, and before I left it was a case of passive resistance. Taxes, amounting to £25,000 have not been paid, including the poll tax due on last.”

Mr. Nelson complained about the partiality of the New Zealand press, and said that it the press had given a true picture of Samoan affairs, the people would have risen up against the policy of the Government.