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February 19, 2010

2010.02.19: Today, 4:30-6 pm.: Stop the U.S. war on Afghanistan

Filed under: Antiwar,Civil Rights,International Human Rights — nyclaw01 @ 8:12 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 8:12 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Today, 4:30-6 pm.: Stop the U.S. war on Afghanistan

Money for JOBS, Education and Health Care — Not War!

Stop the U.S. war on Afghanistan

“The security we profess to seek in foreign adventures we will lose in our decaying cities. The bombs in Vietnam explode at home.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Feb. 25, 1967


Dr. King was right. The bombs killing poor people in Afghanistan also explode at home.

At least $100 billion will be spent this year in occupying Afghanistan. Over three million jobs at $15 per hour could be created with this money. Instead it’s being used to kill children thousands of miles away.

Meanwhile the big banks that were bailed out with over a trillion dollars from us continue to launder drug profits. Afghanistan, occupied by the U.S., supplies over 90% of the world’s heroin.

Right now the 75,000 people in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province are being pounded by 15,000 troops in the war’s biggest airborne assault. Rockets murdered 12 children in the early hours of this offensive. U.S. General Stanley McChrystal called this war crime merely “regrettable.”

Forty years ago Dr. King said, “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government.” The Pentagon continues to kill people around the world with its $700 billion war budget. At the same time billionaire Bloomberg wants to close schools and St. Vincent’s Hospital may shut down.

Join us to demand an end to occupying the fourth poorest nation on earth. Stop the Brutal US/NATO war on Afghanistan!

Bring the troops home!


Friday, Feb. 19
4:30 pm to 6 pm

Herald Square
34th St. & Broadway


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