have just entered the month that marks the 8th year since we invaded
week we have seen the largest
number of US soldiers killed in a month, as well as horrific
bombing causality reports.
the first time, the mainstream media has printed
a photo of a dead US soldier, and the anti-war movement
has gained national media attention; the New York Times published
a clear story about our
efforts at ending military engagement in Afghanistan,
Will and Chuck
Hagel wrote thoughtful pieces in the Washington Post
about why we need to get out of Afghanistan.
have planned a week of a activist media blitz around why we need
to quit funding military engagement in Afghanistan for the week
of Sept 14 to 18. The 14th is the 8th anniversary of Congresswoman
Barbara Lee's courageous vote against military engagement in Afghanistan
and the 18th, the day the law went into effect and the Pentagon
began moving forward on their plans which began in force on October
have been active on our list around this issue, we hope you will
up to be part of our activist team that week. We will
provide you with the tools to be engaged from your phone, computer,
freeway over pass, the blogosphere, radio talk shows, letters to
editors, etc...so our voices can be in unison and loud.
is traveling to Afghanistan at the end of September to
bring the voices and stories of what the women want, so they can
no longer be used to fund this war. Click
here to support our trip.
More to come next week. Rest and renew this weekend, September and
October are big months ....
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jean, Jodie,
Medea, Nancy K, Nancy
M, Paris, Rae and Whitney