For Ten Years the Richest Country in the World Has Been "At War" With the Poorest Country in the World
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Ten years. Ten long years of invasions and occupations, drone bombings and night raids; of torture chambers, “enhanced interrogation techniques” and indefinite imprisonment without trial. Ten years, and the number of dead is over a million. Ten years, and more than four million people made refugees. (More on WHY these protests must be as powerful as possible).
Several thousand people have signed up to be at Freedom Square in Washington DC on Thursday October 6. This day was chosen because it's the precise 10 year anniversary of Bush's invasion of Afghanistan and the launching of the whole "Global War on Terror" which has resulted in over a million deaths in Iraq, untold thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan, millions displaced from their homes, and institutionalized torture. We will never be at peace with being at war and pledge to the world these crimes will be stopped.
October 6 is a "work" day, and a day we can expect maximum coverage of the war. Join World Can't Wait there! On the October2011.org website:
"I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day or the days immediately following, for as long as I can, with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza to demand that America's resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning."
October 6, 7, 8 - Protest 10 Years of War and Occupation!
Washington, DC October 6th
Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. (at 13th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue NW) in the morning. Find out more about World Can't Wait's plans and sign up to participate. More info at October2011.org.
Rally at 10am against the drones at drone manufacturer General Atomics (1899 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC). More info at unitedagainstdrones.wordpress.com, email@example.com, or call (202) 841-2230. March starts at 9am from Freedom Plaza.
Detroit, MI October 6th
12-3:00pm: Rally at Hart Plaza W Jefferson Ave & Woodward Ave, Detroit. More info.
San Francisco, CA October 7th
4:30pm at the New Federal Building, 7th & Mission Sts., San Francisco. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-864-5153 for more info.
Los Angeles, CA October 7th
9am-12pm: interfaith prayer service at La Placita followed by march, rally and civil disobedience at Federal Building: Temple and Los Angeles. Facebook invite. Contact email@example.com for more info.
4:30pm: Rally at the Westwood Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact answercoalition.org/la for more info.
Trenton, NJ October 7th
New York City, NY October 7th
12-2 pm: For those who cannot be in DC, there will be a New York City demonstration in Times Square - protest 10th Anniversary of Afghanistan War
Chicago, IL October 8th
Miami, FL October 8-9th
Conference on Saturday, followed by Rally & March to the gates of the US Southern Command, Doral, Florida on Sunday. See soaw.org for more info.
Las Vegas, NV and Creech Air Force Base October 7-9th
Protest at one of the bases that directs and controls the drones which are killing thousands of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. More info at lvcw.org.
Fremont, CA October 9th
3pm-7pm Walk for peace, followed by gathering and prayer. Walk starts at Fremont-Centerville Train Station
(37260 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536); the gathering will be at the Centerville Community Center
(3355 Country Drive, Fremont, CA, 94536). This is the first major public demonstration against the war in the Afghan-American community. Wear orange or sky blue. For more info, contact SF Bay World Can't Wait at 415-864-5153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.