Vigil: Say NO to War in Afghanistan!
Brooklyn Boro Hall
Joralemon Street (bt Court & Boerum Place)
Bring the Troops Home Now--From Iraq & Afghanistan!
This October marks the 8th anniversary of the launch of the U.S.-led "War on Terror" in Afghanistan, already expanded into Pakistan. As a result, we are LESS safe, and TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS poorer. Defending it as a "war of necessity". the Obama administration is considering a major escalation of the violence. Last week Congress voted in for the 2010 Defense Appropriation including $128.2 billion to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through September 2010 (total military budget is $625.8 billion.) ALL Brooklyn reps and Senators Gillibrand and Schumer voted in favor .
Although many have raised "concerns" about US policy in Afghanistan, our elected represenatives have now authorized funding for another year of war. SPEAK OUT NOW to change our country's direction!
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Co-sponsors: Fort Greene Peace, Bay Ridge Interfaith Coalition, CODEPINK, South Asia Solidarity Initiative, Raging Grannies, United for Peace & Justice