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News :: War and Militarism
Photos/Video-9th Anniv. Of Afghan War Protest-Street Theater
11 Oct 2010
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 Peace Action, UJP, and Committee For Peace and Human Rights.
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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 Peace Action, UJP, and Committee For Peace and Human Rights.
Double click on links-
More photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/protestphotos1/sets/72157625004066203/detai/

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovCbTqHC2lE

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.

The U.N. is demanding that the United States specify the legal justification for “decisions to kill rather than capture” and what measures it is taking to prevent civilian casualties. Our leaders have not complied.

TAKE ACTION! Oppose the Drones! Call Your Members of Congress Today (Switchboard:
202-224-3121). Tell them you are very concerned about the moral, legal, and security consequences of our drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Ask them to oppose the $2.2 billion for drones in the Defense Appropriations request for FY2OI I and to call for an end to the war in Afghanistan which marks its 9th anniversary on October 7th.

More on drones at: http://vcnv.org/ and http://www.womensaynotowar.org/article.php?id=5100
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Is Espada working for the Feds?
24 Oct 2010
Keep an eye on the guy with the Puertorican flag jewelry around his neck. He is not what he seems to be.