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

Black Alliance For Peace & Others in NYC

The anti-war movement gathered at Washington Square Park on October 7. 2017; for a vigil on the 16th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, followed by a solemn march to Union Square for a demonstration against U.S. war threats to North Korea, and endless wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, among other countries and continue to Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan as a part of the coordinated national effort of many antiwar, antiracist, social justice and community-based groups.

In the wake of 9/11 in the US we’ve seen the war on terror materialize in widespread Islamophobic and anti-Arab racist violence. We’ve seen it materialize in the surveillance and criminalization of Palestinian youth activists and community leaders. We’ve seen it materialize in the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, the massive expansion of Border Patrol and ICE, and the hyper-militarization of the police state. The lessons the empire learned in Baghdad and Kabul have been transplanted into oppressed nationality communities, through counter-insurgency tactics, new spying techniques, and a tsunami of military grade weapons in the hands of those who terrorize Black and Brown communities – the police. It’s no accident that the same federal prison where many of the Eastchester 120 are being held right now is where dozens of Arab and Muslim immigrants were disappeared to and tortured in the aftermath of 9/11. In short – the war on terror has really been a war of terror.

On October 7 it’s important that we come together to demand and end to this war of terror. But beyond condemning US imperialism, we are called upon to connect our local struggles against surveillance, criminalization, police occupation, raids, deportations, gentrification and displacement, to the global struggle against US empire.

 

 

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