Thursday, August 19, 2021

 Can you join a protest at Northrup Grumman?/ARCWP SUPPORTS HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS FOR AFGHANS


Baltimore Peace Action met today and decided to organize a protest at Northrop Grumman in Linthicum Heights, MD.  The protest will probably take place around August 31 into early September.  Northrop Grumman profited handsomely from the invasion of Afghanistan and the imperial adventure which is just now coming to a conclusion.  If interested in joining us, let me know. Kagiso, Max

August 18, 2021



From The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests 

ARCWP recognizes the futility of war and the Gospel call to nonviolence. We stand in solidarity with all people of Afghanistan.

We are, however, particularly concerned about the women and girls, as well as the men who aided the US military during our 20-years of occupation and war. These vulnerable ones must be protected. Afghani men who helped our military must be given immediate asylum along with their families.  Women and girls, for whose sake this war has been justified since October 2001, must not be forgotten now. The feminist group, The Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan, stated back in 2001, that: “US occupation would neither free women from fundamentalist violence, nor deliver democracy.” Their words were indeed prophetic as we have seen in the past few days.  As the war ends for us in the United States, schools and workplaces have already begun turning women and girls away in Afghanistan.

What steps should the US take in order to support Afghani women and girls?  In her New York Times opinion piece, Malala Yousafzai, herself a towering figure for women’s rights, suggests that the whole world come together in this humanitarian effort.  As Afghanis flee to neighboring countries they will need shelter, food, clean water, and education for their youth.

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests joins the many calls to right-relationship and action on the part of the United States government regarding the women and girls of Afghanistan.  We call upon the US to take a front-and-center position in pushing forward these important humanitarian movements by providing funding, supplies and personnel to help run refugee centers in the countries bordering Afghanistan.   

ARCWP joins the world in support of and solidarity with our Afghan sisters.

ARCWP Contacts:

Denise Hackert-Stoner,

Karen Kerrigan.

Janice Sevre Duszynska,

Partners with The Rapid Response Team of ARCWP. 

Resources Cited:

Kolhatkar, Sonali. “A Devastating End to a Devastating War”. Yes! Magazine. August 16, 2021.

Holmes, Catesby. “The Fall of Afghanistan: 5 Essential Reads. Yes! Magazine. August 16, 2021.

(link attached to source above)

Yousafzai, Malala. “Malala: I Fear for My Afghan Sisters. NYT Guest Essay. August 17, 2021


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