Thursday, October 7, 2010

Today is the 9 year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

This date marks the 9th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan - which now has the dubious title of the longest war in U.S. history.

5,741 U.S. troops have been killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

On 10/2/10 more than 175,000 people attended a gathering in Washington D.C. for solidarity in unity for peace, jobs and justice.

Dozens of organizations represented their groups along with unions,
war resisters and the NAACP

Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice (NVPJ)

Northern Virginia Greens

Northwest New Jersey Peace Fellowship

Pax Christi USA

Peace Action

Peace Action Manhattan

Peace Action, Main Line, PA

Peace Action Montgomery

Philadelphia Area Black Radical Congress

Pledge of Resistance

Progressive Democrats of America

REMP-Regional Equity

Rockland Coalition for Peace and Justice

School of the Americas Watch


Southern Anti Racism Network (SARN)

St. Louis Instead of War Coalition

Syracuse Peace Council

United for Justice with Peace (Boston)

United National Anti-War Committee

U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

U.S. Labor Against the War

U.S. Peace Council

USW Local 1016, Wheatland, PA

Veterans For Peace

VFP Chapter 21 NJ, MFSO Bergen County

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

War Resisters League

War Times/Tiempo de Guerras

Washington Peace Center

Western States Legal Foundation

Win Without War

Witness Against Torture

Women's Action for New Directions

Even though the mass media gave very little or no coverage of this gathering everyone should know that the are many, many people who are against this war .

Again - that number is 5,741 U.S. troops are dead, thousands are injured and millions of civilians from Iraq and Afghanistan are dead.

If this makes you unhappy please speak out against the war that is now going into it's 10th year.

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