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Friday, February 20, 2009

Protest against Afghanistan surge

The World Can’t Wait organization is planning a March against the Afghanistan troop surge. Their latest flyer states:

PROTEST Thursday, March 19
List your event. Find one here
Come out to Protest on the 6th anniversary of "shock & awe" in Iraq

NO SURGE of troops to Afghanistan!

STOP Occupations & Torture for Empire!
The election of the first black president is effectively re-branding preemptive and illegal wars of aggression to make us feel good about them, enlisting us to "serve and sacrifice" for horrors we have no good reason to support. Obama says he will:
leave 80,000 troops, thousands of private contractors, and 17 permanent bases in Iraq;
send 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan , leading to more killings of civilians;
keep sending robot drones over Pakistan, killing more civilians;
deploy nuclear carriers with enough firepower to annihilate any country in the Mideast;
support the Israeli siege on Gaza;
keep in place the "secret rendition" program which Bush used to torture detainees;
keep the government spying on citizens and continue Bush's "state secrets" justification;
increase the U.S. military by 92,000 troops, sending more to die for empire;
refuse to investigate & prosecute the war and torture crimes of the Bush regime.

Also -- March on the Pentagon Saturday March 21 & in SF and LA

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