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Afghanistan fact sheets and resources

This page contains fact sheets on the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.   They were written by UFPJ Afghanistan Working Group and contain both UFPJ and UJP contact information.    Please print and distribute widely.

There is also a petition targeted at Senator Kerry.   We presented a large number of signatures to his staff in October 2011.  Please return filled in petitions to UJP.

AFSC and National Priorities Project released (April 24, 2009) a 4-page color brochure,  The Costs of War in Afghanistan.


Film Showing of NATIONAL BIRD, Feb. 25 at 2:00 pm

Why is our government killing thousands of people around the globe they can’t even identify?  

See National Bird, a film directed by Sonia Kennebeck about the secret US drone assassination program.

Plagued by PTSD and guilt over participating in the killing of thousands of faceless people,

    including children, three whistleblowers courageously decide to speak out publicly, despite

    possible severe consequences.  The film also interviews people on the ground in Afghanistan

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The Cost of War, the Price of Peace with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3:00 p.m. Service
(No 11:00 a.m. service)

Kathy will describe experiences living in a working class area of Kabul, Afghanistan, where people feel trapped by war and impoverishment and then discuss experiences living in a U.S. prison, for protesting U.S. drone warfare, where people likewise feel trapped and struggle with impoverishment. Kathy Kelly received CCB’s Sacco and Vanzetti Award in 2016.

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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Afghanistan, the Endless War and Our Torn Flag

by Joseph Gerson

Speech delivered at the October 4 protest in Boston over more US troops in Afghanistan

printed in Truthout

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On the 16th Anniversary of the US War in Afghanistan: Will the US Ever Learn?

On the 16th Anniversary of the US War in Afghanistan: Will the US Ever Learn?


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"Stop the Endless Wars!" with Madelyn Hoffman

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Stop the Endless Wars! with Madelyn Hoffman

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Emergency Protest: Stand Against MOAB, Stand for Nangarhar, Afghanistan!

When: Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Harvard Red Line T-stop • Harvard Square • Cambridge
Join the Anti-Islamophobia Network, HDS Students for Afghanistan, the Harvard Islamic Society, the Harvard College Pakistan Students Association, HDS Muslims, and others for...
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Ken O'Keefe - Uncensored and Unscripted

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church 1555 Mass Avenue (just outside Harvard Square) Cambridge, MA 02138 X • 1555 Mass Avenue • • Cambridge

Learn Your Lessons Well: An Afghan teenager makes up his mind

Kabul--Tall, lanky, cheerful and confident, Esmatullah easily engages his young students at the Street Kids School, a project of Kabul’s  “Afghan Peace Volunteers,” an antiwar community with a focus on service to the poor. Esmatullah teaches child laborers to read.

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Emergency Peace Vigil - Arlington

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Arlington Center • Mass. Ave. and Medford St. • "Broadway Plaza" - near Starbucks • Arlington

As the US-Russia confrontation in Syria continues and escalates and in anger and sorrow at the US bombing of a Doctors Without Borders/Medecines sans Frontieres hospital in Afghanistan, we will stand out for peace in Arlington Center on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10:30-11:30. Please join us.  

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#Enough! Fatima needs food and proper medical care, not war!

September 21, 2015

Kabul—Some days ago, at the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Borderfree Center, I met Jamila, the mother of a little girl, Fatima, who comes to the Street Kids School, a program designed to help children working on the streets go to school.  Jamila, a young mother of seven, smiles and laughs easily, even though she faces dire circumstances here in Kabul. 

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No Warlords Need Apply - a call for credible peacemaking in Afghanistan

A second round of peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives, expected to begin before the end of July, 2015, suggests that some parties to the fighting want to declare a cease fire.  But even in the short time since the first round on July 7th, fighting has intensified.  The Taliban, the Afghan government forces, various militias and the U.S. have ramped up attacks, across Afghanistan.

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Before The Dawn

RESCHEDULED: Tom Hayden: Listen Yankee! Why Cuba Matters

When: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

** Tom Hayden's talk has been postponed due to health issues **

A book tour with Tom Hayden former California State Senator and early leader of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

Tom Hayden will speak and read from his new book on Cuba as the U.S. changes is long-standing embargo of Cuba.


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