[act-ma] 02/21 5:00 pm, Park Street Station - Solemn Gathering to Observe 1000 Deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
UJP: United for Justice with Peace
ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 15:19:33 PST 2010
*Not One More Death, Not One More Dollar for War!*
*Monday, February 22, 5pm - Park Street Station at Boston Common*
Please join us at Park Street tomorrow evening. At least 999 U.S. service
men and women have died so far in the U.S. war in Afghanistan and the
violence is continuing daily. We call on all peace-loving people to join
military family members, veterans, clergy and members of peace groups as we
gather to remember the U.S. soldiers, Afghans and others who have lost their
lives in this futile conflict, and to call for an immediate end to the war.
In the ninth year of war, increased violence is making life less safe both
for the occupied and occupier. Almost one-third of the 999 U.S. deaths, 317,
took place last year. 2,412 Afghan civilians lost their lives, including
a record number of children.
The U.S. plans to double the number of U.S. forces to 100,000. Each U.S.
soldier in Afghanistan costs $1 million per year – making our investment
there $100 billion per year. Meanwhile, people in the U.S. lack health
care, jobs, and housing, teachers are being laid off, and nothing is being
done about the climate crisis.
We will gather to urge the U.S. to announce an immediate cease-fire, stop
sending additional troops, withdraw all U.S. troops and end U.S. control of
bases. We will invite those present to join in reading the names of the
American and Afghan dead, and hear from speakers representing military
families, veterans, and peace organizations. Music and poetry will set the
tone. We will sign 1,000 postcards set up in a display, in which the names
of the dead have been written on a dog-tag image. The cards are addressed to
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asking her to stop funding the war.
• United for Justice with Peace
• Military Families Speak Out
• Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade
• Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
• American Friends Service Committee
• Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition
• Massachusetts Peace Action
• Progressive Democrats of America
• Code Pink
United for Justice with Peace <http://justicewithpeace.org/> is a coalition
of peace and justice organizations and community peace groups in the Greater
Boston region. The UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global
peace through social and economic justice.
ujpcoalition at gmail.com
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United for Justice with Peace
P.O. Box 390449, Central Square, Cambridge, 02139
United for Justice with Peace is a coalition of peace and justice
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through
social and economic justice.
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