[act-ma] 05/29 Say No to Washington's Expanding Wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Boston Militant Labor Forum bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Thu May 21 17:32:48 PDT 2009

There is no forum scheduled for this Friday, May 22. The
next forum, listed below, will be on Friday, May 29.  

The Militant Labor Forum presents:
War Expands in Pakistan and Afghanistan
US and Coalition Forces Out
of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Washington proclaimed itself the savior of
Afghanistan when it invaded that country in 2001—the opening shot in its
“global war on terror.” Eight years later, that image is fading in the eyes of
the local population, which has witnessed village after village bombed by U.S.
forces seeking to rout Islamist fighters.
Washington’s backing the Pakistani army has relaunched military operations against
Taliban forces in the Swat region, hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee
the area and trapping many other toilers between the Pakistani army and the
Taliban. More than a million people are now displaced in Pakistan. 
In Iraq Gen.
Odierno now says as many as 20 percent of U.S. troops will remain on urban
patrols beyond the June 30 “deadline” to withdraw outside city limits. There
are now 134,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, more than before the start of the 2007
Join a
discussion on the recent expansion of Washington’s
 wars and why working people should
oppose them.
Friday, May 29, 7:30 pm
Militant Labor Forum Hall 
Bennington Street, 2nd floor, East Boston 
 617-569-9169 or email: bostonmlf at yahoo.com 
Translation to Spanish available • Traducción al español • Suggested Donation $5
Visit themilitant.com and pathfinderpress.com 
for news, analysis, and books and pamphlets.
 By train, take the
blue line to Maverick Square Station and walk down Meridian about 5 blocks to
Bennington St., at the Liberty Plaza.

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