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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.

NYC: Herald Square

Rally to Resist War and Racism at Home and Abroad

RALLY TO RESIST WAR & EMPIRE

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.

Albany, NY

Fear of the Other:
Challenging Xenophobia, Racism, Islamophobia and keeping the Dream Alive!

When: Monday, October 9, 2017, 1 to 6 PM,
Where: The Madison Theater, Albany, NY.

Speakers: Kathy Kelly, Shirey Archie, Michael Brannigan, Imam Faisal Ahmad, Sherri Bauer, Rev. Emily McNeill, Josh Connors, Nitty Gritty Slam Poets

… Workshops, poetry and song to keep our country free and to challenge Xenophobia, Racism and Islamophobia and other societal problems.

Sponsored by Tierra Farms, Inc., the Madison Theater and the Interfaith Alliance of NYS

Complete conference information at www.madisontheater.com or call John @ 518.312.6442 .

Suggested donation $10 . Scholarships available if needed.

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When did America become afraid of foreigners? Immigrants? And what of these words from the sonnet New Colossus by Emma Lazarus’ mounted on the Statue of Liberty:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

And what of Islamophobia too often cultivated by our government. Isn’t this the nation that in 1791 wrote into law the First Amendment?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

There is no place in America for Islamophobia or anti Semitism or any form of religious intolerance.

“From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome . . . ”

We will keep the dream alive!

Rochester, NY

Sunday Vigil

When: Sunday, October 8, 12 NOON
Where: At the Corner of East Avenue and Goodman St., Rochester, NY

Bring your own sign, or use one of ours.

US wars across the globe need to end.  Please join us on the 8th to demand an end to the War of Terror that began in 2011 when the US chose vengeance and aggression against innocent Afghans over truth and justice; and since perpetrated the same against Muslim peoples in the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Africa.  Come on other Sundays as well, to stand for a world where peace and justice prevail.

Sponsored by: Metro Justice Peace Action and Education

If you want to know more about the Sunday Vigil, consider reading George Dardess’ Hank Funnies on the Deconstructed Globe.   These memorialize the long struggle and romance of ordinary peace loving individuals, protesting in the bowels of empire.

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/

 

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

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