October 7, 2 PM, Vancouver Art Gallery – Robson Street @ Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z2H
organized by Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) – Canada
In October, 2001, the US government and their allies, including Canada, occupied Afghanistan. Today, 16 years of war has hardly brought the promised end to terrorism and better life for Afghans. This war has been a great tragedy for the Afghan people. Civilian casualties are climbing year over year, with at least 1600 killed in the first half of 2016 alone. It has cost billions to taxpayers in the US, Canada, and other NATO countries, even as those governments cry that there is no money for basic necessities like health care and education.
Now US President Trump is sending thousands of more troops to Afghanistan as part of a permanent US occupation, which will advance their strategic and economic goals in the region. If there is to be an end to this long war, it will be because we the people in the US, Canada and around the world fight for it. For sixteen long years, the Afghan people have been fighting the very same governments which have been cutting away at our rights and freedoms in our own countries. We owe the Afghan people our active support and struggle against this brutal and unjust war.
See the poster here: http://www.mawovancouver.org/materials/posters/171007-MAWO-Rally.pdf
Join MAWO in the streets of Vancouver as we unite voices with people in the US and around the world and demand:
US Out of Afghanistan!
U.S./Saudi Arabia Stop Bombing Yemen!
US/Canada/NATO Hands Off Syria, Iraq, Venezuela, North Korea, the Middle East & North Africa!
for more information Email: Alison Bodine