Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oct. 28 (Tonight): Mobilization Against the War in Afghanistan

October 28, 7 pm

An Evening of Mobilization Against the War in Afghanistan

15th St Friends Meeting House (15 Rutherford Place)

Malalai Joya, the outspoken female politician and member of the Afghan parliament,
and American combat veterans from the conflict in Afghanistan,
will discuss the reality of the war, its consequences for the Afghan people and the effects on our troops.

Sponsored by The Nation Institute, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Mark Kurlansky (author of Non-Violence: The History of a Dangerous Idea) and Veteran war correspondent and Institute Fellow Chris Hedges, (author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning)
At a time when our military commanders concede that we are rapidly losing ground to the Taliban insurgents, it is vital that we recognize the consequences of the war and the dangerous direction it could take if we permit further military escalation.

The event is free and open to the public.

1 comment:

sanda said...

And, last time I called, the Friends Meeting house is wheelchair accessible. (Disclosure: I'm a former AFSC "wife", translation: once was married to someone while they were working as an organizer for the American Friends Service Committee. I like the AFSC's work.)