by Debra Sweet
STOP U.S. Aggression and Continued War on the World!
Not in Our Name!
Obama expanded the U.S. war on the people of Afghanistan begun 11 years ago by the Bush regime, now the longest war in U.S. history. The U.S. occupation is fought not only with military personnel, and mercenaries for hire, but increasingly by Special Forces and unmanned drones. The U.S. continues to imprison and indefinitely detain people without charges, conducting night house raids that terrorize innocent people, and conditions leave women worse off than when the U.S. invaded.
This war MUST end now, not in 2024, a date arrived at by Obama and Karzai, and not on an obscure date in the future!
Saturday/Sunday, October 6/7, falling one month before the election where the war is talked about only as “over,” must be marked by actions protesting the U.S. war on the world.
In New York City, at noon, Saturday, October 6, we will gather at Duffy Square (part of Times Square), 47th & Broadway, to denounce the unmitigated murdering of people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Iraq in the continuing U.S. “war of terror.” We ask that you bring a pair of civilian shoes representing people killed in our name. After we read the names of the dead, and hear from people deeply affected by the war, we will march to Union Square.