Message from Ross Caputi, Director @ The Justice for Fallujah Project
This year we will be organizing Remember Fallujah Week from Sunday November 11th to Saturday November 17th. We are asking that anyone, or any group, that has it within their means to organize an event to please do so. The sieges of Fallujah are crimes that should share a level of infamy along with the My Lai massacre, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Sabra and Shatila massacre. Like all of those crimes, the sieges of Fallujah should be remembered and mourned, and the lessons that we take from those atrocious moments in history should be passed on to the younger generations.
Despite great efforts over the last two years, we haven't been able to make enough of an impact to bring justice to Fallujah or to avoid similar atrocities in the future. I am generally appalled by how many young people in America have never even heard of Fallujah. And this is almost as frightening as the number of adults who only remember the propagandistic account of the sieges of Fallujah as told by the US government and the corporate media.
Furthermore, the brutal occupation of Afghanistan continues; the occupation of Iraq, and all the war crimes committed in its course, are rapidly being forgotten; new, ever-more destructive and indiscriminate means of warfare are being developed and employed; and American war culture remains unscathed.
For the victims in Fallujah and for the future of humanity, we need to keep fighting this fight. Please stand with us from November 11th to the 17th to make sure that Americans know, remember, and learn from what our country did to the city of Fallujah. Please contact us to organize and coordinate events.
For more information, please visit http://thefallujahproject.org/home/.