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Richmond, VA

A showing of the documentary “Rethinking Afghanistan,” produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Glenn Greenwald.

When: 7 pm, Thursday, October 12

Where: Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia

Oct. 7 marks the 16th anniversary of the U.S. attack on Afghanistan, now one of the longest foreign wars in U.S. history. Today that war is hardly ever mentioned, even as Washington once again escalates the conflict.

Come for an evening of information, discussion and planning.

Sponsored by: The Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality – a founding affiliate of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)


Buffalo, NY

Demonstrate Against The U.S. War On Afghanistan
On The 16th Anniversary Of The U.S. Invasion

When: Friday, Oct. 6, 4:30 PM
Where: Elmwood & Bidwell, Buffalo, NY

We urge and encourage everyone who is committed to opposing U.S. imperialism and its endless wars to be part of this important event, called by USMLO in Buffalo.

For more information email: IAC Buffalo

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.

This demonstration is part of the coordinated national effort of many antiwar, antiracist, social justice and community-based groups.

Detroit, MI

Say NO to endless war in Afghanistan . . . on the 16th anniversary of the war.

When: Oct. 7, 4:15 PM,
Where: Woodward Ave. and Warren (southeast corner),  4800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

Vigil prior to Peace Action of Michigan’s PeaceBuilder Celebration at the same location.

Organized by: Peace Action or Michigan.

For more information email: Chuck Altman


NYC: Herald Square

Rally to Resist War and Racism at Home and Abroad


When: Saturday, October 7th @ 1pm
Where: Herald Square, 34th Street & 6th Avenue

Join our Facebook Event: October 7 Rally to Resist War and Racism at Home and Abroad

Also In New York City on the 7th (You can attend all 3 if you like 🙂 )

Participating Organizations:

  • UNAC
  • International League of Peoples Struggles
  • International Action Center
  • Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  • Right to Resist War & Empire… and many more (see below)

Why October 7th?

16 years following the US invasion of Afghanistan and the start of the so-called war on terror, the longest war in US history has no end in sight. While the mainstream media would have us believe that the current rise of militarism in the US is a trump phenomenon, we know that the violence of the US war machine is bipartisan, that by the end of Obama’s second term the US was bombing seven Muslim-majority nations on any given day.

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. Read More »

NYC: Brooklyn, NY

March Through Brooklyn for Peace and Justice

Help carry a peace message through the streets of Downtown Brooklyn on the 16th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan; the US’s longest war!

Sponsored by:

  • Brooklyn for Peace
  • Peace Action, NYS
  • Fort Greene for Peace
  • New York City War Resister’s League

When: 10 AM, October 7
Where: See route below

We will meet at the Barclays Center (Flatbush & Atlantic Aves) at 10AM. From there we will march down Fulton Street to Jay Street where will take the subway to join the 11:30AM Rally at Washington Square Park. At 12 noon there will be a march to Union Square to join vigil for Yemen.

Also In New York City on the 7th (You can attend all 3 if you like 🙂 )

The Washington Sq. Park Rally & Solemn March are organized by the NYC War Resisters League.

Ann Arbor, MI

Protest Rally

When: Saturday, October 7, 12 noon
Where: Ann Arbor Federal Building

Tucson, AZ

16 Years Too Long! US Out of Afghanistan!

When: Thursday, October 5 at 5 PM – 7 PM MST,
Where: Tucson Federal Building, 300 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ
Organized by: Tucson Anti-War Committee

Facebook event:

16 Years of US in Afghanistan:

360,000 Dead
$ Trillions Wasted
No End in Sight

Join the Tucson Anti War Committee and AZ Peace Council
Thurs. Oct. 5th at 5pm @ the Federal Building

We will demand that the US Government end it’s war in Afghanistan!


Arlington Heights, Illinois

16 Years and Counting; Marking the War in Afghanistan

When: Oct 7, noon,
Where: Northwest Highway & Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Join us on October 7th at 12pm on the north east corner of Arlington Heights Rd and Northwest Hwy as we mark this disturbing anniversary.

Check out our Facebook event, like it, and share with your friends:

As we are planning on some pretty impactful visuals, please come and join us!

Organized by Northwest Suburban Peace & Education Project

For more information Email: Northwest Suburban Peace & Education Project

Jersey City, NJ

Rally and Community Outreach

Where: at the entrance to Pershing Field Park on Summit Ave between Carlton Ave & Sanford Pl
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 @3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 @3:00 PM in Jersey City we will join local community groups at the entrance to Pershing Field Park on Summit Ave. between Carlton Ave. and Sanford Pl. We will then march (.2 miles) noisily to the intersection of Central and Manhattan Aves. where there is a large supermarket and will rally there doing community outreach until 4:00 P.M.

In addition to the Afghanistan War (a/k/a Mission Impossible) we will also raise issues concerning racism, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and other issues of peace and social justice.

Please feel free to bring noisemakers, flags, banners and placards

For more information email Michael Kramer

Sponsored by Veterans For Peace / Chapter 021 in coordination with the national call endorsed by Veterans For Peace nationally to mark the 16th anniversary of the Afghanistan War with activities nationwide in our communities during the week of Oct. 1-7, 2017

St. Petersburg, FL

Free film about Afghanistan: Bitter Lake by Adam Curtis (The Power of Nightmares, The History of the Self).

A history of Afghanistan since WWII, via the Arab/Israeli conflict, the Cold War, the oil crisis, the 1979 Soviet invasion, 9/11, the 2001 US/UK invasion, and ISIS. The film is Adam Curtis’ account of how we got to where we are today in Afghanistan.

Sponsored by: St. Pete for Peace

When: 7:00 PM, October 4
Where:  The Community Cafe, 2444 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL