Tomorrow, Wednesday October 7th, marks the 8th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. Earlier this year, President Obama announced his 10 year plan for Afghanistan which entailed of adding 21,000 more U.S. military forces deployed in Iraq and diplomatic engagement of Pakistan. This is misguided – the way to Peace in Afghanistan will not come through more military force. That will only lead to more civilian casualties and inner turmoil. The war in Afghanistan will only end if the public keeps demanding it. It is time to tap into the political momentum for peace.
If you are in the Boston area, the United for Justice with Peace (UJP) Coalition will be having Stand Outs against the War at T stations:
Wednesday, October 7th is the 8th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan, a war which UJP was formed to oppose.
To mark this date, the Cambridge and Somerville/Medford UJP community groups will be standing out at T- stops from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. We will be distributing information about the costs of the war, for Afghans, for US troops and for our communities, and alerting people to the Oct. 17th anti-war rally at Copley Square. We will gather at the Central Sq., Harvard Sq., and Porter Sq. T-stops in Cambridge and at Davis Sq. in Somerville.
At Harvard Square, the Raging Grannies will sing at 5:30pm, and there will be a creative action in addition to vigiling and leafleting. We invite all to join us there, or at one of the other T-stops, if that is more convenient.Dorchester People for Peace will also leaflet at the Ashmont T-Stop on Wednesday morning from 7:30-9am.Milton for Peace will stand out on Blue Hill Ave. near Mattapan Square from 7-8am.The tide is turning away from further escalation of the war on Afghanistan. It’s time to bring the troops home now and end this war which is bad for Afghans and bad for Americans. It’s a time when we can make a difference. Come stand with us on Oct. 7th.