Join Veterans for Peace and others at the White House on to act against the Afghanistan War!
Join us October 5th when we visit the White House, and you can sign the petition to President Obama… HERE.!
If you plan on being a part of the October 5th mobilization in Washington , please fill out this online form.
We will be gathering at McPherson Square (15th and I Streets NW) at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 5th and then silently proceeding (two and a half blocks) to the White House to deliver a letter to Obama and request a meeting. The gathering will feature Liz McAlister as a speaker. In front of the White House we will be joined by various affinity groups, such as the Atlantic Life Community, Witness Against Torture, Veterans for Peace, World Can’t Wait, and Activist Response Team.
Other groups fully endorsing the action and participating are Peace Action, Code Pink, the War Resisters’ League, Voters for Peace, The Washington Peace Center , and Student Peace Action Network. During this action we will all be following the Nonviolence Guidelines listed on this site.
For those actively participating, we ask that either a "We Will Not Be Silent" t-shirt, or a simple black shirt be worn.
We are calling for withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan , ending the illegal bombing with US drones, including neighboring Pakistan , and the closing of the Bagram prison and ending indefinite detention and torture.
We are calling for an end to these wars and occupations, including that of Iraq, so that our resources can be used for life-sustaining actions including the funding and the rebuilding of Afghanistan’s and Iraq’s infrastructure and medical assistance to Afghans and Iraqis, in addition to poverty reduction programs in the United States and world wide. We are calling for accountability for those who have committed war crimes.
If you wish to join us in DC on the Monday of the same week our nation will be entering its 9th year of War in Afghanistan , contact the NCNR Co-Conveners! We will meet on Sunday, Oct. 4th, 2-5 p.m. at the Festival Center located at 1640 Columbia Road NW.
Sherwood Ross is an award-winning reporter. He served in the U.S Air Force where he contributed to his base newspaper. He later worked for The Miami Herald and Chicago Daily News. He contributed a weekly column on working for a major wire service. He is also an editorial and book publicist. He currently resides in Florida.