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On Saturday, October 5th, the “No More Afghanistans: The Cost of Endless War” forum will focus on the impacts of the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan examining the human, financial and political tolls the 12-year-long war has taken. The forum is expected to include a discussion with Afghan peace activists who are in Kabul.
When: Saturday, October 5th, 7:00 PM
Where: Fuller Hall, First Unitarian Church (1011 SW 12th Avenue in Portland)
In the 12 years since 9/11 and the US invasion of Afghanistan, the US has engaged in perpetual war. Despite the proposed drawdown of troops, it is likely the US will continue to occupy and influence Afghanistan as they have to some extent in Iraq. Drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, and threats against Iran and Syria, continue, while the US economy suffers and veterans returning home with physical and psychological wounds continue to be ignored.
The event is free and open to the public.
Event coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group. Cosponsors include American Friends Service Committee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, RecruiterWatch PDX, 18th Avenue Peace House, Occupy Portland Elder Caucus, Peace Action Group of the First Unitarian Church, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. Endorsers include Portland Jobs with Justice.
For more information, contact the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group by email or at 503-236-3065.