Posts Tagged ‘Stop the War’

Julian Assange interviewed by David Frost; 131 Vets Arrested: Veterans for Peace White House Civil Disobedience to End War; Ellsberg on WikiLeaks

December 21, 2010

Julian Assange interviewed by David Frost, a David Paradine Production for Al Jazeera

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Veterans for Peace White House Civil Disobedience to End War. 131 Veterans arrested in front of the White House Dec. 16, 2010 Join them, Click Here…

Hear Daniel Ellsberg’s analysis of WikiLeaks information, and his statement on the Obama Administration’s tranparency.

Part Two: Ellsberg on WikiLeaks

Kucinich Calls for the End of America’s Longest War; Rethink Afghanistan and Daniel Ellsberg say End the War by Dec. 2011, see video

June 8, 2010

Congress Member Dennis Kucinich says: Today, the War in Afghanistan is officially the longest war Americans have ever been asked to endure. In observance, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement:

    “The War in Afghanistan has now surpassed the number of years we spent in Vietnam, making it the longest war in U.S. history. This grim landmark must serve as an awakening for the human and financial costs of the war. Our continued presence in Afghanistan foments resentment toward us, undermines the human rights of the Afghan people, and places our troops in harm’s way. Prior to the Memorial Day break, the House passed a bill authorizing $159.3 billion for the continuation of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the so-called “war on terror” with little-to-no discussion of the cost our constituents must bear to keep the wars going. The war is creating a new generation of Americans who will experience the trauma of war, like Vietnam veterans before them. Billions of dollars go toward our supposed nation-building in Afghanistan. Yet millions of Americans struggle as funds for essential social services get cut.

    “The greatest casualties of this long war are the children of the world for whom war becomes as ordinary as the sunrise. Children, who go to bed hungry each night, who are denied the fullness of health, who are ill-housed, ill-clothed, who do not have a chance for a decent education, whose opportunities in life are limited because the resources of nations are squandered in unnecessary wars based on lies. What a terrible legacy this generation of leaders will leave for the children of the world unless we finally come to an understanding of the utter futility f war, unless we challenge the underlying thinking that leads to war, unless we firmly explore the science of human relations which leads away from war and towards understanding and human unity. This is the surge the world is waiting for.

    “In the coming weeks, Congress is expected to be asked to give another $33 billion for war efforts. Congress must stop funding this misguided war. We need to bring the troops home now.” said Kucinich. Visit Congress Member Kucinich’s website, click here.

Thank you all the hard-working staff at Brave New Foundation and Rethink Afghanistan. Please view this video and contact your Congress Member and ask them to End the Funding NOW.

YOUR ACTION NOW: Email: Urge your Members of Congress to support the Feingold-McGovern-Jones Bill, click here.

Call: 1-888-543-5234 (toll-free number established by FCNL) connects you with the Capitol Switchboard.

Aid running out for 1.3 million refugees; More Innocent Deaths by UN Troops first claiming they were “Insurgents”; One Pakistani Villager life = $4,800 USD; Oppose War Funding, Support Military Withdrawal Legislation

April 22, 2010

The Price of Attacking Villages in search of “Terrorists”: Thousands of Pakistanis continue to flee Taliban-plagued northwest provinces every day, but money is running out to help the 1.3 million people displaced by fighting, aid agencies warned Wednesday. Read More Here.

From Dawn.com: Displaced men and boys line up as they wait for the daily ration during a food distribution at the Chota Lahore refugee camp, at Swabi, in northwest Pakistan. – AP (File Photo)



More Suffering due to chasing “Terrorists”:
Aid distribution was suspended by the United Nations after twin suicide attacks killed 43 displaced people in northwest Pakistan at the weekend, should resume by the end of the week, the head of the UN’s emergency office said on Tuesday. But other UN and NGO programmes are in danger of being cut or closed because of lack of funding from the international community. Read More Here.

From Dawn.com: The United Nations subsequently suspended humanitarian operations in Kohat as well as the neighbouring region of Hangu, where it is assisting more than 250,000 people who have fled fighting in Afghan border areas. – AFP (File Photo)

NATO Admits Four Killed Were Civilians, Not ‘Insurgents’ They were Kids Driving Home From a Volleyball Game

    As details of the Monday night shooting along the roads of Afghanistan’s Khost Province continue to come out, NATO has revised its initial claim that the four teens killed included two “known insurgents” and two “suspected insurgents,” conceding that they were actually all innocent civilians. The four were driving home from a volleyball game along the highway when a military convoy spotted them. After flashing their lights at the car, the troops opened fire, killing everyone in the car. Read More Here.

Villagers “Compensated” for innocent lives being taken by Pakistani Military. Today, the living relatives received Rs.2 Lakh ($4,800 USD) and Rs.1 Lakh ($2,400 USD) for an injured person, and the relatives got jobs. So life in Pakistan is worth more than life in Afghanistan? Afghani families get “compensated” less than that, when they are “compensated”.

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani army gave compensation on Thursday to the families of the victims of the Tirah air strikes on April 10, 2010. Brigadier Basit presented the cheques at a ceremony for the Kuki Khel tribe in the Shakuf Fort in the Jamrud Tehsil of Khyber Agency.

    Compensation of Rs.2 lakh each was given to families of the deceased while Rs.1 lakh each was given to the injured. A political agent of the Khyber Agency, Shafirullah Wazir, was also present at the ceremony.Wazir also announced that the injured would be provided free medical treatment and that the relaties of the victims would be appointed as levies in the FC. Kuki Khel tribesmen expressed their gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani and pledged their assistance in the fight against terror.

From Just Foreign Policy: Oppose War Funding, Support Military Withdrawal Legislation (Click Here).

    In the next several weeks, Congress is expected to be asked to approve $33 billion more for war in Afghanistan. The money will be used chiefly to pay for the current military escalation and the U.S. military’s offensive in the Afghan city of Kandahar planned for this summer. This week, Senator Feingold and Representative McGovern announced they are introducing legislation that would require the President to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

    Recently, WikiLeaks made public a classified military video (right) depicting the U.S. military killing over a dozen individuals, including two Reuters employees. A second report claims that U.S. forces covered-up details surrounding the slaying of five Afghan civilians — including two pregnant women — during a night raid in February. Killing of innocents will stop only when the war stops.

    Will you write to your representatives, urging them to oppose more money for war and to support the Feingold-McGovern bill? Click here, email your Congress Member.

Please call your Congress Members and tell them to VOTE NO on the $33 Billion War funding to kill more people in Afghanistan, the phone number is (202) 224-3121

Oppose War Funding, Support Military Withdrawal Legislation; Call Your Congress Members Today (202) 224-3121: Vote No on $33 Billion to be spent Killing Afghanistan people

April 13, 2010

From Just Foreign Policy: Oppose War Funding, Support Military Withdrawal Legislation (Click Here).

    In the next several weeks, Congress is expected to be asked to approve $33 billion more for war in Afghanistan. The money will be used chiefly to pay for the current military escalation and the U.S. military’s offensive in the Afghan city of Kandahar planned for this summer. This week, Senator Feingold and Representative McGovern announced they are introducing legislation that would require the President to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

    Recently, WikiLeaks made public a classified military video (right) depicting the U.S. military killing over a dozen individuals, including two Reuters employees. A second report claims that U.S. forces covered-up details surrounding the slaying of five Afghan civilians — including two pregnant women — during a night raid in February. Killing of innocents will stop only when the war stops.

    Will you write to your representatives, urging them to oppose more money for war and to support the Feingold-McGovern bill? Click here, email your Congress Member.

Please call your Congress Members and tell them to VOTE NO on the $33 Billion War funding to kill more people in Afghanistan, the phone number is (202) 224-3121.

Innocent Civilians Leaving Their Homes in Malakand prior to U.S. backed Pakistani Military Attack

Today, this call to action is from Voters for Peace and we are reprinting it here as this is what YOU need to do Today Please:

This Story will be Posted through April 19. Send your friends to this link so they may begin making calls also. Thank you.

    Voters for Peace is joining with 20 other anti-war organizations in making this week a call-in week on Afghanistan.

    Congress has returned from recess and a war supplemental is on their agenda. They need to hear from constituents.

    When you call you should ask there be no more war funding for Afghanistan, that a date be set an end date to U.S. occupation and that real peace negotiations begin.

    A second call-in week will be scheduled when there is better intelligence on the timing of the war supplemental vote and possible amendments but it is important to lay the groundwork now. We expect the vote will happen before Friday, May 28, the start of the Congressional Memorial Day recess.

    Please call both your Senators and your House Member. The Congressional hotline number is: (202) 224-3121. They will connect you to your representatives. Thank you, Kevin Zeese,Executive Director
    Voters for Peace

From Just Foreign Policy: Track your calls, report it here.
Call Congress Against the War in Afghanistan. Urge your Representative to: oppose the war supplemental, support a military withdrawal timetable, and support peace negotiations. The Congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121. When you’ve completed your call, you can report the result by CLICKING HERE.

Your State Government is Broke: War Funding is Why

September 1, 2009

The Cost of War is a hard figure to come by. Some say the U.S. will spend 100 MILLION in Iraq and 100 MILLION in Afghanistan today September 1, 2009. Some say much more when you figure the care of the wounded and mentally disabled soldiers returning from the battlefields.

Please take the time to Go Here: Cost of War
You can put in your state and see how much it has cost your state since 2001 to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You can even put in your CITY and see how much it cost your city to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give it a try. This is why the libraries are being shut one day a week, and some City Halls are being shut one day a week, and other state agencies, like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, etc.

This week, we will hear the call for more troops for Afghanistan. We will be told we must defeat the Terrorists there so they don’t come here (heard that one before?).

There is no WINNING through our presence there. We, the U.S. government and our states and cities and our people are all going broke supporting the EMPIRE. Bring home our troops home NOW, no more funding. Send an email to your Congress Member or Senators from this link PLEASE.


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