For Immediate Release
Contact: John Leslie
and Rally on Saturday October 17 to
End the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
It has become clear to America's
progressive community, and we hope to convince the rest of America,
that the US is trying to edge deeper into the
Afghanistan quagmire by sending still more soldiers there to perform a
mission of "nation-building," a mission that the US has not performed
with any distinction since the beginning of the world-wide wave of
anti-colonialist actions that began around six decades ago.
President Obama appears to be committed to withdrawing US troops from
Iraq. We commend that and encourage him to "stay the course" on that
There appear to be some moves towards getting US troops involved in
fighting in Pakistan. We oppose that. The US needs to disengage and to
not provoke any further hostilities.
The US has the resources to solve all of our outstanding domestic
is using too many of those resources to fight needless wars and to
satisfy corporate greed.
We are marching on October 17th. We
will begin at City Hall at 11:00am and will proceed to Independence
Mall. We plan to arrive at the Mall around noon. We have arranged for
several speakers and have gotten many groups, both locally and out of
the region, to endorse our action and to work with us on this.
Further updates and lists of endorsers
- US Troops Out of Afghanistan,
Iraq, and Pakistan Now!
- Money for Jobs and Human
needs, not for wars and corporate greed!
- End war crimes including torture,
Prosecute the war criminals!
- End US Support for the Israeli
Occupation of Palestine! End the siege of Gaza!
- US Hands off Iran and North Korea!
- Self-determination for all
oppressed peoples and nations.
- Abolish Nuclear Weapons