Oct. 7-10: Join in the International Days of Action against the Afghanistan War!

Families who lost loved ones on September 11 responded with, “Our grief is not a cry for war!” and “War is not the answer!” That was true then and even truer now. Take action right now by sending a letter to Congress, urging your representatives to support legislation for U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

A growing majority believes that war in Afghanistan is and was a mistake and must come to an end.

And on October 7 – 10, members of the War Resisters League along with people and organizations all over the world are marking the commemoration of  the nine-year U.S.-NATO occupation of Afghanistan by taking internationally coordinated action in their own communties.

What can you do?

  • Send a letter to your Congressperson and urge them to end the war and occupation of Afghanistan.
  • Pledge your support for military servicemembers seeking the right to heal from trauma. Iraq Veterans Against the War will be announcing their new campaign, Operation Recovery: A Campaign to Stop the Deployment of Traumatized Troops, on October 7th in Washington D.C.
  • Work with your friends or groups to organize vigils, banner displays, forums, house parties, teach-ins, banner drops, nonviolent actions and congressional call-in days, Oct 7-10,  to help strengthen the grassroots opposition to the war. Check out the WRL website for resources.
  • Check out EndAfghanistanWar.com, a new website launched by U.S. national peace groups to help organize and publicize local events.

To find out more about the October Days of Action or supporting IVAW’s Operation Recovery campaign, contact WRL Organizing Coordinator Kimber Heinz at kimber@warresisters.org.

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