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Tell Congress to Provide Aid, Not Fund Wars

The Obama administration has asked Congress for an additional $83.4 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for FY2009. On the table, too, is a request for $130 billion to fund the wars in 2010. This, despite the fact that 6 in 10 Americans believe the war in Iraq was a mistake and growing numbers fear escalating war in Afghanistan.

United For Peace and Justice opposes this supplemental request and urges you to call your Representatives and Senators today and tell them that you, too, oppose the FY2009 Supplemental and you want them to stand with constituents who want to redirect our funds to reconstruction and aid, not war.

To reach the Washington switchboard, call 202-224-3121.

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9th Anniv. Of Afghan War Protest-Street Theater

by Michael Borkson - Indymedia Boston

Boston, Mass.-Oct. 9, 2010:

Peace activists staged a mock drone attack/die-in to protest the 9th anniversary of the US war on Afghanistan. On Boston Common, sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, UJP Afghanistan/ Pakistan Task Force, and the Committee For Peace and Human Rights.

from the event leaflet-- 
Imagine that a Drone Just Fired a Missile at You:

On the 9th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan:

The CIA and US Air Force use drones -- unmanned aircraft — for surveillance, bombings, and assassinations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are flown remotely by pilots in Nevada and Langley, VA.

Drones are devastating! In Pakistan alone, estimates are that 700 civilians were killed in 2009 and that for every militant killed, 10 innocent people die. These deaths fuel anti-American sentiments and turn citizens into terrorists.

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Anti-War Protest at Obama Rally, Boston

by Michael Borkson - IndyMedia Boston

Boston, MA-Oct. 16, 2010:

A dedicated contingent of anti-war activists braved a cold wind, Tea Party reactionaries and Democrat and Republican sign carriers, to greet President Obama's visit to Boston today. Pres. Obama spoke at a rally at the Hynes Convention Center to try to boost Gov. Deval Patrick's re-election bid.

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Dorchester Day Parade - Peace Contingent

When: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Lower Mills • Dorchester Ave. between Richmond & Adams • Dorchester

ParadeGuyGather 12-12:30pm

(Parade Kick-off 1pm sharp)

Look for us along Dorchester Ave. in Lower Mills, between Richmond and Adams (Division 1)

Please let us know if you can make it by responding to this email, writing to info@dotpeace.org or phoning 617-288-4578

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Pakistan Flood Disaster - Political Dimensions

[This statement from the Labour Party of Pakistan puts the horrific scenes of Pakistan's flood disaster into a political context.   What political demands should be raised by the US peace movement? - Ed.]

August 20, 2010

The Disaster, and the Way Out
Labour Party Pakistan (Karachi), National Trade Union Federation

Contact: ntufpak@gmail.com

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