Afghanistan- 11 Years too long!

These New York events are planned for the somber occasion of 11 full years at war in Afghanistan – America’s longest war.

Wednesday, October 3  4:30 PM-5:30 PM Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan
5th Ave. between 49th & 50th Sts. Grandmothers Against the War Vigil for Peace

Wednesday, October 3  5:30 PM-6:30 PM Central Library Manhattan 42nd St. & 5th Ave.  Women in Black Against War Silent Vigil

Wednesday, October 3  6-7 PM Office of Rep. Grimm, New Dorp Lane at 10th St., Staten Island Protest 11 Years of War, Peace Action Staten Island 718-989-2881

Saturday, October 6  12 PM Times Square Recruiting Center, March to Union Square, NYC   World Can’t Wait Memorial to those killed by US war on Afghanistan & March

Sunday, October 7  2-6PM, 60 East 14th St., opposite Union Square Park (in front of Nordstrom’s) New York NY
Protest 11 Years of Death & Debt in Afghanistan – Protest Fall 2012 Ft. Drum Deployments paid with our Taxes.
Join Members of Military Families Speak Out, Code Pink, Grandmothers Against the War, Brooklyn for Peace and Peace Action New York State – group will read the names of the U.S. military fallen in Afghanistan.

Sunday, October 7  4-7 PM 125th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., New York NY
March to End Wars at Home & Abroad, United National Antiwar Coalition & others

Sunday, October 7  6 PM Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, 55 Water Street, New York
Peaceful Protest 11 Years of War in Afghanistan Veterans for Peace www.veteransforpeace.org
These nationwide (and some international) events are also planned:

Albany, NY, Oct 3
Peace Vigil & Speak Out !
11th Anniversary of US War in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dana Park at the intersection of Delaware Ave, Lark Street, and Madison Avenue
(near the Occupy Albany office), Albany, NY
Join us in a peace vigil and speak out on the 11th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. How is the War Economy Working for You?
Send an email to: BethlehemNeighborsForPeace@yahoo.com to add your organization as a co-sponsor.
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Schenectady Neighbors for Peace, Tom Paine Chapter Veterans For Peace, and other local peace and justice organizations. Information: Trudy 466-1192

Boston, Oct. 6, 1:30 PM
OCTOBER 6 ACTION AGAINST WARS ABROAD
AND POLICE STATE ATTACKS ON CIVIL LIBERTIES AT HOME
Join us in a march and rally to protest the dangerous escalation in threats of military action
against Syria and Iran and increased racist violence and repression at home.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1:30 PM
PARK ST.
Eleven years ago on October 7, the U.S. unleashed a war on Afghanistan, followed by the war on Iraq based on lies.  While thousands of troops remain in these countries, U.S. drone missiles rain down on Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.  Now the government imposes sanctions and threatens to attack Syria and Iran.  The U.S. sends troops and threatens to retaliate against anti-US protesters in the Middle East.  These actions will escalate the nightmare of war in the Middle East, not end it.
To wage war abroad, they must wage war at home.  The last decade has seen escalating repression and poverty at home.  Islamophobia and scapegoating of Muslims leads to manufactured frame-ups and violence against the Muslim community.  Civil liberties and the right to dissent are under siege with indefinite detention and extra-judicial assassinations now the law of the land.
Racism is a weapon of war. They use it against Muslims and immigrants.  They’ve stepped up the war on Black and Latino youth, with racial profiling, stop and frisk, and harsh sentencing — resulting in police brutality, mass incarceration, military weapons in the hands of police, and a hugely profitable prison industry.
To pay for wars and to maximize the profits of the haves, they take more and more from the have-nots.  We see cuts to the social safety nets, attacks on labor, huge unemployment, privatization of public services, neglect of infrastructure, and poisoning of the environment.
LET’S STAND TOGETHER IN UNITY AND SOLIDARITY.  TOGETHER WE ARE POWERFUL!
HANDS OFF SYRIA AND IRAN!  NO TO RACISM, RAIDS, AND REPRESSION!  NO TO ISLAMOPHOBIA!
*  United National Antiwar Coalition  *  United for Justice with Peace  *  International Action Center  *
*  Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Boston  *
*  Committee for Peace & Human Rights, Boston  *  New England United  *  Rhode Island Mobilization Committee  *
**Please add your organizations to list of endorsers by emailing BostonUNAC@gmail.com.
**If you or your organization would like to speak at the rally, contact Marilyn Levin, marilynl@alumni.neu.edu.
THERE WILL BE A PLANNING MEETING FOR THIS ACTION ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 19, 7:30 PM AT IAC OFFICE, 284 AMORY ST., J.P. (Brewery complex, near Stonybrook on Orange line).

Buffalo, NY, Oct. 6, 11 AM – noon
In coordination with UNAC’s call for action     on the 11TH ANNIVERSARY of the WAR on AFGHANISTAN
PROTEST AND LEAFLETING     SATURDAY OCTOBER 6     11:00 AM to NOON     ELMWOOD & BIDWELL, Buffalo NY
Co-sponsored by Buffalo/WNY International Action Center, Buffalo Forum, Burning Books and more.
Send an email to: IACBuffalo@peoplesmail.net to add your organization as a co-sponsor.

Chicago, October 7, 3:00 PM
Gather at Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave at 3 PM.
Following a short rally and program, we will march to Boeing Corporate headquarters, stopping along the way at Obama national campaign headquarter.
1. End the War in Afghanistan; 2. No New Wars; 3. Stop FBI Repression of Anti-war Activists; 4. Money for Jobs, Education and Healthcare, Not for War
For more information: joe Iosbaker, joeiosbaker@gmail.com, (773)301-0109
Columbus, OH, Oct. 7, 5 PM
Vigil at OSU Main Entrance, 15th Avenue and N. High St., Columbus, Ohio.  Also, day long festival for peace on Oct. 6 at Lincoln Park, 580 Woodrow Ave.
For more information: walk@igc.org
Concord NH, Oct 5
New Hampshire Peace Action is celebrating 30 years of educating, advocating and organizing for world peace! October 5, NH Peace Action’s 30th Anniversary Event and Fall Fundraiser, At The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord. Doors open 5:30pm. Featuring Author/Activist David Swanson and Singer/Songwriter David Rovics. $30 for tickets in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for students or limited income, please be in touch about sponsorship opportunities, silent and live auctions, and ads in our program book!
Connecticut, Oct 7, 7 am
CT United for Peace and Coalition to End Indefinite Detention will be organizing people to take the train together to attent the Sunday Session of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine and then head up to Harlem to attent the New York City Harlem demonstration.
Logistics: Oct. 7: CT United for Peace will be traveling as a group to NYC to attend the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine and the 4pm UNAC action in Harlem. Join us! October 7 Logistics: Buy ticket to Bertrand Russell Palestine Tribunal–Sunday session– online asap. Meet at Milford Station on Oct. 7 to catch 7:03 am MetroNorth train to Grand Central Go Together to Tribunal at Cooper Union for 10 am opening. Go Together at 4 pm to October 7 protest Post-protest meet with Muslim civil liberties activists of NYC Return home by MetroNorth
More information: Call Dan X. at 724-234-8773

Detroit, MI, Oct 5, 4 – 5:30 PM
The Detroit demonstration will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4:00-5:30pm at the entrance of Hart Plaza on Jefferson at Woodward ave. The demo is sponsored by the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI).
A number of issues and demand will be raised related to the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Palestine, drone attacks in Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen. The theme will be centered around money for jobs, education, housing and health care not war and political repression.
For more information: Abayomi Azikiwe <panafnewswire@yahoo.com>
Abayomi Azikiwe.
MECAWI, UNAC

Duluth, MN, Friday, Oct. 5 from 6 – 6 PM
Picket at the corner of Lake Ave. & Superior St in Downtown Duluth.
End the War in Afghanistan Now! Troops Home Now! No New Wars in Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen! Say NO to the drone war! Foreclose the war, not people’s homes! Money for housing & jobs, not the Pentagon! Stop attacks on civil liberties at home
Description: On Friday, Oct. 5 the Northland Anti-War Coalition will be holding a picket to mark the anniversary of the U.S. war on Afghanistan. We’ll be standing on the corner of Lake Ave. & Superior St. in downtown Duluth, from 5-6pm holding signs for passing motorists and leafleting pedestrians. Feel free to make and bring your own sign, though we’ll also have extras on hand
Sponsors: Northland Anti-War Coalition, Veterans for Peace, Grandmothers for Peace,
Socialist Action   For more information: wainosunrise@yahoo.com
Gualala, CA, Oct ?
Demonstration with signs commemorating the Afghan war, drones, etc. Maybe speakers.
Post Office, South Highway 1.
Sponsors: World Peace Now, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) , MUFT
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El Volcan, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Oct. 7, 10 AM
Oct. 7, 10 am, Jesus Mediador Church, El Volcan, Bayamon, PR, Sponsored by Mothers Against the War,
For more information: Sonia Santiago, PO Box 875, Dorado, PR, 00646, 787-619-5175, madreacontralaguerra@yahoo.com.

Hamilton, ON, Canada, Oct. 6, 1 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Federal Building, 55 Bay Street  North, Hamilton, 1 pm
Join thousands of people around North America and England in protesting the run-up to the looming wars in the Mideast! Stop the Harper government’s  preparations for military intervention in both Syria and  Iran!
For further info on the October 6 demonstrations, e-mail hcsw@cogeco.ca, phone  905-383-7693, or go to our events page at www.hamiltoncoalitiontostopthewar.ca
Hilton Head, SC, Oct 7
Vigil beginning at 10:30 AM at Rt. 278 and Beach City Rd.
Signs will be provided.
Sponsored by: Hilton Head For Peace

Lewisburg, PA, Oct. 6, noon – 1 PM
Peace Vigil, OUT OF AFGHANISTAN
Corner of Market and S 3rd St. Post Office sidewalk 12 noon -1 pm Brings signs or borrow ours!
For more information:  jcooper@bucknell.edu
Los Angeles, CA, Oct 6, 2 PM
Rally at Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive st., Los Angeles, AC at 2 PM
For more information and to endorse the proteet: (323)306-6240
Endorsers include: International ActionCenter; School of the Americas Watch – LA;  Arab Americansfor Syria; Latinos Against the War; Union of Progressive Iranians; ALBA USA; Bail Out the People Movement; Occupy 4Jobs, Harvard Blvd Block Club in South Central and more

Los Angeles, CA, Oct 6, 12 noon
Los Angeles, CA March & Rally to shut down Army recruitment center Oct. 6, 12noon Hollywood & Highland More info: www.AnswerLA.org – 213-251-1025
Sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition

London, UK, Oct. 7
Sunday 7 October is the anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Stop the War is co-organising a Naming of the Dead ceremony with Afghans for Peace in Trafalgar Square. It will coincide with protests in the US and Canada and with the march for peace against drones being organised in Waziristan
For more information: Email: office@stopwar.org.uk     Tel: 0207 561 9311     Web: http://stopwar.org.uk     Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stopthewarcoalition     Twitter: https://twitter.com/STWuk

Mankato, MN, Oct. 8th
Superheroes Against War!
Attention members of the Social Justice League, Anarchist Avengers, Feminist Fatales, Malcolm X-Men, and all other aspiring super heroes!!
On Monday, October 8th we assemble outside of the Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State College from 11-12:30 to fight the one of the greatest villains of the century: U.S. Militarism!
Wear your capes, masks, and tights for a show down against eleven years of war in Afghanistan. Show up to say No to War with Iran and Syria! Come protest drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen. We do this in solidarity with the United National Anti-War Coalition, which is organizing demonstrations across the country. Join our picket or stop by our table. Costumes are suggested, but optional.
Sponsor: Youth for Socialist Action
For information, contact Heather.Bradford@mnsu.edu of YSA.

Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 7, 1 PM
Gather at 1:00 PM along the sidewalks at Hennepin and Lagoon Avenues in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.  March at 1:30. to Closing rally.
for more information: 612-522-1861 or 612-827-5364
Initialed by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition.  Endorsements include: AFSCME Local 3800, AlliantAction, Anti-War Committee, Burnsville & Eagan Peace Vigil,  Come Home America – MN Chapter, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Mayday Bookstore, Military Families Speak Out, Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, Minnesota Coalition for a Peoples Bailout, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, National Lawyers Guild (MN chapter), St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Social Welfare Action Alliance (MN), Socialist Action, Students for a Democratic Society, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Workers International League

Monterey, CA, Oct.5th, 5:00PM
Friday, Oct. 5th, Monterey, CA action in coordination with the Oct. 5-7th nationwide actions
A call for an end to military action in Afghanistan, stop the use of military drones and depleted uranium, and remember those who have died or been injured in the Afghan War: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom members sponsors a local vigil on the 11th anniversary of the Afghan War at the Window on the Bay, Del Monte Ave near Camino El Estero, Monterey, 5:00-6:00 pm Friday, Oct. 5th – in coordination with national actions slated for Oct. 5th to 7th.
Please join us in reminding the public about our military’s continued fighting in Afghanistan.
For info call 831-372-5762 or email judithkaras21@gmail.com
Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct 7
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Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct 7
Rally opposing Drone attacks and American intervention in Pakistani affairs.
30-60 Americans will be going to Pakistan to join this event.  There will also be people from India, from Europe, UK and Australia, along with thousands of Pakistani citizens.  The Internationals will Caravan from Islamabad up to a village  in South Waziristan where the Rally will be held,   We will meet with victims of Drone attacks and hear their stories.   A number of other meetings and networking events have been arranged for the American Delegates before and after the rally.   There will be an international press conference on the 9th of October.
Led by Imran Khan and sponsored by his political party PTI (Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf)
Also Sponsored by: Reprieve (UK), Foundation for Fundamental Rights (Pakistan), CodePink (US), the Awami Party, and other Pakistani organizations.

Massachusetts (Western)
JOIN THE VIGILS
Northampton on Oct. 6 @ 11am
Main and King St
Greenfield on Oct. 6 @ 11am
Courthouse, Main and Federal St
Amherst on Oct. 7 @ 12pm
Amherst Common
Springfield on Oct. 8 @ 12pm
Old Federal Bldg, 1550 Main Street

New York City, Oct. 7  5 – 7 PM
On the 11th anniversary of the War on Afghanistan protest at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem, Manhattan, NY.  The building is at 125th St and Adam Clayton Powel Jr. Blvd in Harlem.  The demonstration will be held from 5 – 7 PM.
Bring the Troops Home Now! No Sanctions! Hands Off Syria & Iran, Stand with Palestine! Stop the Cutbacks! End Stop and Frisk! No to Racism,Raids & Repression.
The demonstration is sponsored by UNAC, Muslim Leadership Council of Metro NY, DRUM, IAC, Muslim Peace Coalition, USA, and more.

New York City, Oct. 6, 12 PM
STOP U.S. Aggression and Continued War on the World! Not in Our Name!
New York City: Saturday, October 6 12pm World Can’t Wait memorial to those killed by US war on Afghanistan at Times Square, Military Recruiting Center, March to Union Square.  Bring shoes to represent the people killed during 11 years of U.S. occupation.
Sponsored by World Can’t Wait
To endorse,  contact Debra Sweet, (866) 973-4463

Oakland, CA, Oct. 1-3
During the week of October 1-7 antiwar and civil liberties leaders  will be participating in panel presentations to classes at Laney and  Merritt Colleges in Oakland, CA.
Marking the beginning of the 12th year of the U.S. war in Afghanistan,  they will be addressing students at Laney and Merritt Colleges on the  mounting attacks on civil liberties and democratic rights in the U.S.  Issues include the prison-industrial complex, indefinite detention,  Islamophobia, and key defense cases including political prisoner,  Mumia Abu-Jamal
Schedule:
Monday, October 1 at 1 PM at Merritt College, Oakland in Room A206 at  the class of Dr. Siri Brown, chair, African-American Studies Department.
Wednesday October 3, 11-12 noon in Room E 254 at Laney College at the  class of Professor Tamika Brown, Chair, African-American Studies  Department
Thursday Oct 4, 9:30-10:45 am in Room E255b  at Laney College.
Final speakers list to be announced.
Call Jeff Mackler at 510-268-9429  for further information. jmackler@lmi.net
Olympia, WA, Oct 7
October 7th, is the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war: the unhappy day when America used its collective pain from 9/11 to inflict suffering and occupation upon the poor people of Afghanistan. Eleven years later, ninety percent of Afghan people have never even heard of 9/11 and yet they still suffer from the consequences. In the United States people have neglected to pay attention to the continued and expanded campaign of war and occupation.
This October 7th we would like to invite you to Localization Not Occupation, a gathering that will help us connect the dots between the wars in the Middle East and the increasing inequalities in America. Demanding politicians and war profiteers end the war is not enough. Localization builds community strength and demands we the people end the war directly.  https://www.facebook.com/events/396399460423317/
1pm – 6pm, Sylvester Park Sponsored By: Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, Occupy Olympia, Alliance for Global Justice, Media Island
Philadelphia, PA, Oct 6
Philadelphia Against War
Local action on October 6; Location, TBA
Support for regional NYC action on October 7
Philadelphia, PA, Oct 7, 1 PM
Sunday, October 7, Anniversary of 11 Years of  U.S. war in Afghanistan…
- 1p.m. Vigil/Demonstration/Kite Flying @University of Pennsylvania –
34th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Speakers, Music, and more; followed by kite flying  in Woodland Walk field between UPENN and Drexel University
Vigil at University of Pennsylvania and Kite Flight for Peace on the anniversary of the U.S.’s longest war. University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) and Drexel University are receiving millions of dollars in Federal research grants for killer and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles, ‘drones’.
followed by Kites with anti-drone/anti-war peace messages flying between UPENN and Drexel, in the field behind 34th & Walnut Sts.   Kite flying is a widespread form of play throughout Afghanistan, expressing the children’s hope for an end to war.
Stop killer drone research at UPenn and Drexel!
Demonstrate for peace, vigil against  drone research at UPENN). Bring your children and your child’s heart to the Kite Flight for Peace
Kites will be available, bring your own if you can, and don’t forget your umbrella in the event of rain.  End the War    Stop Killer Drone Strikes Space for Peace, not drone strikes directed from the U.S. through space.
Fund Human Needs, Not Empire and War.
For more information: brandywine_staff@brandywinepeace.com
Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 6, 1 – 4
TMC Forum on the Impact of Wars and Militarism on Pittsburgh
Saturday, October 6
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
116 South Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Join the TMC Antiwar Committee and Black Voices for Peace in a
Forum on the Impact of the Wars and Militarism on Pittsburgh
Hear from teachers, transit activists, and service providers about the economic damage caused by the wars. Hear from veterans and military families about how devastating the wars are for them. And discuss how to work together to transform the economy from a military orientation to one focused on human and ecological needs.

With inspirational rock by Pittsburgh troubadour Mike Stout.

For more info: www.PittsburghEndTheWar.org

Portland, OR, Oct 6, 12:00PM – Oct 7, 5PM
RALLY, MARCH AND TEACH-IN TO MARK ANNIVERSARIES …
OF 2001 AFGHAN INVASION AND OCCUPY PORTLAND
“Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan” Events Planned October 6 & 7, 2012 to Connect Economic Justice and Peace Issues
Saturday: Shemanski Park (South Park Blocks at Salmon);
Sunday: PCC Cascade (N Albina & Killingsworth)
On Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012, there will be two days of action protesting the 11th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan and marking one year since the start of Occupy Portland.  Under the banner title “Occupy Portland, not Afghanistan,” a Saturday march and rally will begin in Shemanski Park (the South Park Blocks at Salmon St) and the Sunday workshops will be held at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus (N Albina and Killingsworth). Both events will connect the economic injustices of US policy to the wars and occupations.  Events on both days will run from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.
The organizers of the event have broadly laid out these political platform points to further explain the days’ theme:
– Money for Jobs, Education, Health Care, Housing, and the Environment
– Not War
– End the Wars and Occupations
– No Nukes, No Drones
– Main Street, Not Wall Street
– Power to the People
– Restore Constitutional Rights
Endorsers include: Cascadians Against War, Right 2 Dream Too, Right 2 Survive, Recruiter Watch PDX, Little Light of Mine Friends Worship Group, East Timor Action Network/Portland, pdxjustice Media Productions, Freedom Socialist Party, Oregon Wildlife Federation, Back 2 the Wall and others.
For more information or for your organization to get involved, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065.
Richmond, VA, Oct. 7, 6:30 PM
PUBLIC FORUM:  “U.S. HANDS OFF SYRIA, IRAN & MALI! We need JOBS not WAR!”
6:30 pm – SUNDAY – OCT. 7
William Byrd Community House, Richmond, Virginia
224 So. Cherry St. (2 ½ blocks south of West Cary & 3 blocks west of So. Belvidere)
FREE – CHILDREN WELCOME – LIGHT REFRESHMENTS – DONATIONS APPRECIATED
PROGRAM:
BEHIND THE HEADLINES: THE TRUTH ABOUT U.S. DESIGNS ON SYRIA & IRAN
An analysis of the developing crisis by:
PHIL WILAYTO – Editor, The Virginia Defender
Board Member, Campaign Against Sanctions & Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII)
Author, “In Defense of Iran: Notes from a U.S. Peace Delegation’s Journey through the Islamic Republic”
Coordinating Committee Member, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
WHAT’S BEHIND THE UNREST IN MALI?
An analysis of the recent coup, civil war and the threat of U.S.-backed military intervention by:
ANA EDWARDS – Host, DefendersLIVE! weekly radio program
President, Virginia Friends of Mali
Chair, Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project
Coordinating Committee Member, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
& A SPECIAL REPORT on a meeting of U.S. peace & social justice activists in New York City with
IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, by a meeting participant
PLUS: A SHOWING OF THE AWARD-WINNING FILM “BAM 6.6”
This acclaimed documentary explores the humanity of the Iranian people through the prism of the devastating 2003 earthquake that struck the ancient town of Bam in southeastern Iran. Through the experiences of two young American tourists, one of whom is a Jewish woman, viewers witness how a natural disaster can overcome religious and political barriers, dispel stereotypes and unite disparate members of the human family.
This event is part of a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION called by the UNITED NATIONAL ANTIWAR COALITION (UNAC)
Sponsored by:  THE VIRGINIA DEFENDER newspaper & the DEFENDERSLIVE! radio program
PO Box 23202, Richmond, VA 23223 – Ph: 804.644.5834 – Fax: 804.332.5225 – Email: DefendersFJE@hotmail.com

Rochester, NY, Oct 10, 4 – 5:30 PM
Demonstrate against continuing war in front of the Federal Building from 4 – 5:30 PM  on October 10.  There will be a drone model to accentuate the murder carried out daily on Afghan civilians and many others in other countries subjected to US imperialism.
For more information: sfessler@rochester.rr.com
Salt Lake City, UT, Oct 7, 3 – 5 PM
No War Abroad and No War at Home.
Demonstrate on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 – 5 PM at the Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 south State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
For more information: wk_wulle@yahoo.com
San Francisco, CA, Oct. 6, 12 noon
San Francisco, CA March & Rally Oct. 6, 12 noon Powell & Market Sts. More info: www.AnswerSF.org – 415-821-6545
Sponsored by the ANSWER coalition
Talahassee, Florida, Oct 7
Tallahassee will join the international protest against US wars on the 11th Anniversary of the start of the US/NATO war upon the people of Afghanistan. A war based on lies, using criminal means, killing thousands of people that had nothing to do with 911.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
12:30pm until 2:30pm
at 400 South Monroe Street
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/402405256475433/
Protest the wars at home and abroad, the threats to Iran and Syria, and U.S. drone warfare.
“The bombs in Vietnam [Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Palestine ...] explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America.” Dr ML King, Jr
Sponsored by: Tallahassee Network for Justice and Peace, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 15, and Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Tallahassee.

Tampa, FL, Oct 6 & 7
Vigil for Peace – Tampa on 11th Anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan
Meets on both Oct 6th and 7th from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
Hope to have many people under their banners flying at the
Vigil for Peace – Tampa… as IVAW, VFP, MSFO and Code Pink!
(Possible march to and from Main gate of MacDill)
Date:
Saturday, October 6, 2012
&
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Time:
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM — for both days!
Location:
CROSSTOWN MOBIL
3699 W GANDY BLVD
TAMPA, FL 33611
Sponsored by members of Veterans for Peace,Inc. to coincide with other actions taking place internationally on this eleventh year of the military invasion of this war torn country.
Ample parking available at the Publix/Target store parking lot further east on Gandy.
Vigil for Peace is located and spread on all four corners from the intersection of Dale Mabry Hwy and Gandy Blvd just two kilometers North of the main gate of MacDill USAFB, the headquarters of US Central Command and US Special “Black” Operations.
Most Americas are tired of a ELEVEN years of WAR!
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Dr Martin Luther King, Jr – April 4, 1967
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!
Observe Dr King’s faults in the American Dream…
Militarism – Materialism – Racism! Still present today!
Observe the Illegal Military Occupations!
Please attend the Vigil for Peace, TAMPA on this day during the GOP Convention 5 miles to the north east.
We are there to call our leaders to BRING OUR TROOPS HOME!
Bring OUR Contractors HOME!
•    We are at this VIGIL for those who do not have a voice.
•    We there at this VIGIL for the innocents who have perished.
•    We are there at this VIGIL in memory of those of our fallen.
•    We are there at this VIGIL to make people aware of the cost of war.
These illegal wars are killing and crippling our military and destroying their families!
Many service members are committing suicide!
These illegal wars are killing and crippling our economy and destroying our standard of living!
Over half of our tax dollar goes to Defense Department and those funds should be cut to end these illegal wars!
We would love your comments for the MEDIA!
Please bring YOUR OWN Signs and banners that are appropriate for an anti war event. No election signage. I will have one banner that says – Enough is Enough. Also will have American/peace flags, and some signs. Play peace music on a bull horn and let folks speak out for peace to the media as we stand in silent solidarity for PEACE!
Suggest to meet for brunch
after the event at the
Ranch House Grill,
4426 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL
FMI – call Jay Alexander at 727 525 8769 or jayalexus@yahoo.com

Teaneck, NJ, Oct 3
Join Veterans, Military Families, and area residents to
Mark the 11th Anniversary of the War on Afghanistan!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
National Guard Armory
Teaneck Road and Liberty Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
4:30 – 6:00 pm, 5:00 pm rally/press conference
(The actual anniversary of the war is on October 7.)
2121 US troops killed, many thousands wounded in Afghanistan!
Thousands of Afghan people killed or wounded!
Each one, someone’s son or daughter
Over 566 billion spent on Afghan war since 2001!
Demands:
End the war in Afghanistan! Bring all of the troops home NOW!
Pass AJR66, SJR59 in the NJ State Legislature – Withdraw the NJ National Guard from Afghanistan!
NO WAR ON IRAN!
Take care of our troops and veterans!
Bring the war dollars home to our communities!
Sponsored by:
The Teaneck Peace Vigil
Military Families Speak Out, Bergen County  
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 21, NJ
Additional sponsors are welcome.
Please contact paula.rogovin@verizon.net if your group will co-sponsor.
Tehran, Iran, Oct 5, after Friday mass pray
On the occasion of the 11th anniversary of US military intervention in Afghanistan, a number of organizations of the Iranian university student movement are going to organize protest actions in Tehran after the Friday mass pray on Oct.5.  They intend to chant slogans and bring banners to raise demands such as ”No war on Syria and Iran”, “US/NATO Out Now from Afghanistan and Iraq” and “End the hateful anti-Islam campaign.
For more information: hamid shahrabi <hamidshahrabi@yahoo.com>
Tulsa Oklahoma, Oct 6
Tulsa Peace Fellowship
We will be holding an action in Tulsa, in coordination with yours on October 6, 2012 at noon at the corner on 41st and Yale Ave., Tulsa.

Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 6, 1 PM
At the Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson & Howe St, Downtown Vancouver, Canada
Sponsored by the Mobilization Against War & Occupation.
For more information: 604-322-1764 or info@mawovancouver.org
End the Occupations of Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine & Haiti! Saudi and All Foreign Troops Out of Bahrain! U.S., U.K., Canada, France, NATO, Hands Off Libya Now! U.S. Hands Off North Africa & the Middle East! Self Determination for Indigenous Nations & All Oppressed Nation

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