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10 Year Anniversary of War http://www.meetup.com/americansabroad/messages/boards/thread/12966751
In Dec 2011, 10's of Thousands took to the streets and shut down all ports on the west coast from Seattle and into Canada; Right down to San Diego and into Mexico! Taking Billions out of the war economy. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45134339/ns/us_news-life/t/occupy-oakland-protesters-shut-port-disrupt-banks/
Tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan
October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions (http://www.october2011.org/statement)
U.K. and U.S. Stand in Solidarity to End War on October 6th
THE U.S. OCTOBER 2011 MOVEMENT STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR GLOBAL ALLIES
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On Thursday, October 6, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, we who oppose war in the United States will occupy Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, and we won't budge until U.S. troops and mercenaries are out of Afghanistan and the money now being used to keep them there is brought home to fund human needs. We know our overlords are adept at ignoring marches, demonstrations, and what few expressions of free speech we have left. This time, we won't let them. We intend to shut down business as usual and force them to listen.
We are encouraged to learn that our allies in the United Kingdom are also planning to take a stand in London around this tenth anniversary. We hope that the people of our nations will stand together in solidarity to occupy our Capitals until we are heard.
The cost of these wars is already too high. Ten years. Billions of dollars. Thousands killed and maimed. Villages destroyed, mercenaries run amok, innocent people rounded up and sent to Bagram and Guantanamo to be tortured. No end in sight. That's Afghanistan in 2011.
To fund these occupations we in the U.S. and U.K. experience cuts to human services such as education and health care and increasing unemployment. Meanwhile corporate titans who crashed the economy and were bailed out by our tax dollars bask in wealth and pay off our politicians to maintain endless war.
We have had enough. Enough of war abroad and repression at home. We know that the billions being spent on an aggressive military, on profits for the war industry, on bankrolling the rich, should and could be spent on jobs, schools, clinics, houses, clean energy, safe food. We know that as the war machine grinds on, we are losing not only our livelihoods but our civil liberties. Empire -- a beast that demands constant feeding -- is killing people abroad and at home. And we intend to starve it.
We hope that we in the U.S. and the U.K. will stand together this October to end the occupation of Afghanistan. We're right. Our leaders are wrong. It's time they admitted it. Together we will succeed.
The October2011 Movement