No to Escalation in Afghanistan! U.S. Troops, Drones & Mercenaries Out Now!

Monthly archives for September, 2017

Ann Arbor, MI

Protest the escalation of the Afghanistan War

Federal Bldg, 200 El Liberty, Oct 7, 12 noon

We will gather on the steps of the Federal Building to raise our voices against the imperialist war led by the US on Afghanistan. Activists wishing to speak will be welcome to do so but are asked to limit their speeches to 3 minutes.

Sponsored by Washtenaw Reds.

For more information: Catherine Wilkerson

 

 

 

White Plains, NY

Friday, Oct. 6 from noon to 1 PM, at Trump Tower in downtown White Plains, NY

Please join us to protest the U.S. war in Afghanistan, a war that began on October 6, 16 years ago, and a war that has become, in many ways, a forgotten, permanent war.

Although every day Afghan people are being killed by U.S. ground and air attacks, and the social life of the country is being ravaged, the Afghanistan War is blacked out from U.S. television screens. Even on MSNBC, the supposedly progressive channel, there is essentially no mention of this expanding war, as it is buried under layers of reporting on hurricanes, deportation of “dreamers”, Trump’s legal and emotional problems and Congressional shenanigans.

In protesting the Afghanistan War, we are demanding that attention be paid to the relentless day-to-day U.S. slaughter of Afghan people. Surely, there is a place for this in the American consciousness.

For more information: https://wespac.org/event/october-6th-white-plains-protest-commemoration-of-invasion-of-afghanistan-and-ongoing-war/

 

Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada (near Las Vegas)

CODEPINK Fall DRONE RESISTANCE WEEK @ Creech Airforce Base

San Francisco CODEPINK invites all to join us for a week of action against militarism and the brutal killer drone program. There is a very special “Goddess Temple” where we stay just 3 miles down the road, to plan, strategize and rejuvenate between early morning and late evening demos and actions at the base. There is also lots of time to take wonderful walks thru the desert and connect with like-minded peace lovers! Please contact us asap if you are interested, as beds fill quickly. There is also unlimited tenting space near our “Goddess Temple guest house.”

This event is part of a new international campaign:
GLOBAL ACTION AGAINST MILITARY BASES:

U.S. Out of Afghanistan & close all foreign bases NOW!
Ground the Killer Drones forever!

Where:
Creech Air Force Base, home of Killer Drones
Highway 95, Nevada
Indian Springs, Nevada (near Las Vegas)
89018

When: Oct. 5-12
6:00-8:00 am and 3:00-5:00 pm, daily, M-F

Email Contact: Toby Blomé

South Carolina – Anti War Radio Teach-In

The Malcolm X Center

broadcasting at wmxp/95.5fm, out of Greenville South Carolina

is having a 12 Hour Anti-War Radio Teach-In with emphasis on USA Invasion and Occupation of Afghanistan. Will include pre-recorded and live programming from previous conferences, interviews, documentaries, and commentaries.

Listen Live atwww.WMXP955.webs.com

When: 10 am – 10 pm

Albany, NY

Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace

The Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace vigil will focus on The anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the recent escalation.

Where: Four Corner in Delmar (corner of Kenwood and Delawar Avs.

When: Monday, Oct 2, 5 – 6 PM

For more information: http://BethlehemforPeace.org or 518-281-1968

Minneapolis, MN

16 Years After the US Invasion of Afghanistan:

Stop Endless US Wars

Stop U.S. wars and interventions: Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Korea, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, Philippines, Venezuela, & everywhere!

No US War on Korea

Participating Organizations:

  • Anti-War Committee
  • Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  • Mayday Books
  • Minnesota Cuba Committee
  • St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers
  • Socialist Action
  • Twin Cities Peace Campaign
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Women Against Military Madness

Where: Mayday Plaza, 3rd St & Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN

When: 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Saturday October 7, 2017

For additional information see:

No To War Protest 16 Years After the US Invasion of Afghanistan: Stop Endless US Wars

Sign up on FaceBook: Stop Endless US Wars

or contact: Women Against Military Madness

U.S. Wars create refugees: Say no to the wars – no to the ban

Say not to racism & Islamophobia

Funds for housing and health care, not for war.

US Out of Afghanistan

Come out! Come out, wherever you are, and take a stand against endless war and aggression.  After 16 years, it is long past time to leave Afghanistan.   

Join us in a national mobilization, October 2- October 8.

Stop War! Who died? Who Lied? Who Pays? Who Profits?

photo from JSC: Jamaica Solidarity With Cuba

Sixteen years ago, the US began a war of vengeance against Afghanistan on October 6, 2011. Two weeks ago, on the eve of Donald Trump’s speech describing his plans to renew the war in Afghanistan, Matthew Hoh, a military veteran and former state department official with extensive experience in Afghanistan wrote*:

There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military contractors or the Afghan drug barons, of whom an extremely large share are our allies in the Afghan government, militias and security forces, there has only been suffering and destruction.

He went on to say:

Similarly, any progress in reconstructing or developing Afghanistan has been found to be non existent despite the more than $100 billion spent by the United States on such efforts by the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR). $100 billion, by the way, is more money than was spent on the Marshall Plan when that post-WWII reconstruction plan is put into inflation adjusted dollars.

And:

You would be hard pressed to find many Afghans outside of the incredibly corrupt and illegitimate government, a better definition of a kleptocracy you will not find, that the U.S. keeps in power with its soldiers and $35 billion a year, who would agree with the statements of the American politicians, the American generals and the pundits [who say that “the U.S. military has done great things for the Afghan people”].

So, don’t be shy.   Come out and let the world know that you want to see this war end now!

Hold a rally, a vigil or a town hall meeting.  Show a film or have a talk with your congressional representative. Petition President Trump.  Do something to show your resistance to the continued US military occupation of Afghanistan.

White or Black, native born or immigrant, lets come out in solidarity to make a statement.   All of us who are tired of seeing our resources squandered on foreign wars that kill and maim and destroy other people’s lands, come out and take a stand.

Endorse this campaign.     Come to this page and register your action.  Then, let us know how it went.   Stand up and be counted.  See who is out there with you.

*Lies on Afghanistan by Matthew Hoh

 

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