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Saturday, April 05, 2014
the last few days, I have been thinking back to where I was and what I was doing
when the invasion of Iraq was launched on March 20, 2003. That day remains a
forever reminder-- especially for those of us who have family in the military--
of why we must end a US foreign policy premised on wars and occupations.
Action is supporting the veterans and military families who are working with
Iraqi civil society and trade unions to repair the damage of the Iraq war, the
human and the economic trauma, which continue on.
Wednesday, March 26 from 6-9 PM Eastern, you can join an online live stream of
the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) People's Hearing on the lasting impacts
of the war in Iraq. RSVP here.
Donahue, co-producer of the film, Body of War, will host the March 26 event. The
hearing is sponsored by the IVAW, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq,
the Federation of Worker's Councils and Unions in Iraq, Civilian Soldier
Alliance, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
work also must continue to bring all the troops home from Afghanistan.
Action is joining Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) to launch a petition drive
to keep the pressure on the White House for the “Zero Option”: leave no troops
behind in Afghanistan. Please sign the petition.
veterans and their families struggle to overcome the trauma of war, lend
solidarity to the peoples of both Iraq and Afghanistan, they also continue the
fight for accountability for crimes of war and for changing US foreign policy.
Join the online live stream of the March People's Hearing on Wednesday, March 26
from 6-9 PM Eastern. RSVP now by clicking here.
to the peaceful,
LeBlanc Field Director Peace Action
If you are in the DC metro area, join the People’s Hearing in person at the
Friends Meeting of Washington; 2111 Florida Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20008-1912
RSVP by clicking here.