Syria http://wrvo.org en Maffei: non-military solution to Syrian crisis is preferable http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-non-military-solution-syrian-crisis-preferable <p>Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei in one of many congressmen who has received a classified military briefing this week regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. President Barack Obama had asked Congress to vote to authorize a military strike against Syria, but then asked congressional leaders to put the vote on hold while diplomatic discussions about securing Syria's chemical weapons continue.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:14:07 +0000 WRVO News 44148 at http://wrvo.org Maffei: non-military solution to Syrian crisis is preferable Hanna, Owens support delaying vote on Syria http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-owens-support-delaying-vote-syria <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:18:57 +0000 WRVO News 44070 at http://wrvo.org Syrian protesters gather at Syracuse University for peace vigil http://wrvo.org/post/syrian-protesters-gather-syracuse-university-peace-vigil <p></p><p>A vigil was held at Syracuse University Monday evening in opposition to a proposed U.S. led military strike in Syria. About 30 people came to show support. Syria is currently in a civil war, and the United Nationas estimates more than 100,000 people have died since 2011.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:40:03 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 43907 at http://wrvo.org Syrian protesters gather at Syracuse University for peace vigil Maffei, Owens talk about upcoming Syria vote http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-owens-talk-about-upcoming-syria-vote <p>While Congress prepares to vote on whether or not to take military action against Syria, two local members of Congress are still considering all the facts. Syracuse-area Democrat Dan Maffei says he is looking at the big picture, but says he still has questions that need to be answered, including how it will impact American service members.<br> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:44:34 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43687 at http://wrvo.org Maffei, Owens talk about upcoming Syria vote Area lawmakers weigh in on upcoming Syria vote http://wrvo.org/post/area-lawmakers-weigh-upcoming-syria-vote <p>As Congress begins to debate a resolution to authorize United States military action in Syria, members of the New York congressional delegation are expressing their opinion publicly about what should be done.</p><p>Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican who represents parts of the Finger Lakes and Souther Tier regions, has been conducting a listening tour in his district to gather opinions from his constituents.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:18:48 +0000 Matt Richmond, Gino Geruntino & Catherine Loper 43629 at http://wrvo.org Local members of Congress offer comment on Obama's Syria decision http://wrvo.org/post/local-members-congress-offer-comment-obamas-syria-decision <p>Some area members of Congress say they support President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional approval for a military strike against Syria.</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:26:12 +0000 WRVO News 43542 at http://wrvo.org Local members of Congress offer comment on Obama's Syria decision Syracuse Protestors say U.S. should not use military force in Syria http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-protestors-say-us-should-not-use-military-force-syria <p>Central New Yorkers took to the streets of Syracuse today to protest the possibility of any U.S. military strike against Syria. &nbsp;<br><br>Protesters stood in front of the Syracuse Federal Building looking for support, and passersby honked horns in suport. About 20 protesters carrying signs that said things like "find another way: and "No U.S. Intervention."<br> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:47:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43459 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Protestors say U.S. should not use military force in Syria Gillibrand would support some military action in Syria http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-would-support-some-military-action-syria <p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:00:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43268 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse group protests US involvement in Syria http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-group-protests-us-involvement-syria <p>Protesters in Syracuse have joined a coordinated national demonstration opposed to intervention in the Syrian civil war. &nbsp;<br><br>Derek Ford of the Syracuse chapter of the ANSWER Coalition admits it's been hard to get traction in the anti-war movement when it comes to the war in Syria.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:09:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41206 at http://wrvo.org SU holds memorial events for student killed in Syria http://wrvo.org/post/su-holds-memorial-events-student-killed-syria <p>Bassel Shahade, a Syracuse University graduate film student and Syrian native, was killed in the Homs massacre in Syria this spring, while working as a citizen journalist and filmmaker. Syracuse University commemorated him on October 10 with a memorial service, a panel about the situation in Syria and a benefit concert. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:28:06 +0000 Olivia Fecteau 27350 at http://wrvo.org SU student remembered http://wrvo.org/post/su-student-remembered <p>It&rsquo;s been just over a week since Syracuse University student Bassel Al Shahade was killed in Homs, Syria. Last night, friends, colleagues, and teachers gathered on the SU Hill to remember him.</p><p>Many also hope the event brings awareness to the violence in Syria.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:43:26 +0000 Matt Johnston 20411 at http://wrvo.org SU student remembered Schumer pushing for release of Syracuse native being held captive in Syria http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-pushing-release-syracuse-native-being-held-captive-syria <p>N.Y. Senator Charles Schumer is pressing for the release of a Syracuse native being held captive in Syria.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:44:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 13315 at http://wrvo.org