President Barack Obama is to announce from West Point at 8 PM on December 1 his order to escalate the conflict in
United for Peace and Justice joins Veterans for Peace in their Call to Action
We call on you to act NOW to pressure the President to not escalate and at the same time plan actions if he does decide to send more troops.
An escalation will mean at a very minimum that the U.S. will occupy Afghanistan for several more years, sending home dead and wounded soldiers while killing and wounding many times more Afghans. The suffering in
For these reasons and many more we call upon our members and every U.S. citizen with a love of humanity in their heart to pledge to at least the following actions: conduct any of a wide range of local activities -- from calling members of Congress to nonviolent civil resistance and everything in between -- demonstrating our opposition to and disgust with any decision to widen the war in Afghanistan. To show unity of purpose, we suggest local "March of the Dead" to Federal Buildings, local Congressional offices and government buildings of any sort. Post your events on the UFPJ calendar.
<! Flood the White House with calls: 202-456-1111. Endorsed by: United for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition, National Assembly, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, Pledge of Resistance, Voices for Creative Nonviolence and World Can't Wait. Go to www.unitedforpeace.org & http://www.veteransforpeace.org/VFP_statement_afghanistan_2009.vp.html.
The Sound of Silence: Afgh Escalation
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs