As the mother of an Army Infantry Officer who served for 13 months during Obama’s Afghanistan surge, I feel an overwhelming sadness for the men and women who served in Afghanistan. I also feel great sadness for the huge losses and suffering the Afghan people endured. The military and the U.S. government knew early on that the Afghanistan War was a debacle.
We can lay the groundwork for changing American foreign policy and exposing ... corporations as fueling warfare around the world in the name of profit.
It’s time to end the Afghanistan War, bringing all the troops, not some, home now. But not just Afghanistan. ALL US troops across the Middle East, and throughout Africa, where the US has more military bases than in the Middle East, must come home now.
On Nov. 12, Ann Suellentrop took four signs to PeaceWorks-KC members on the public right-of-way at 14510 Botts Road, the long entry road to the Nuclear Security Campus, where non-radioactive parts for US nuclear weapons are made. And several times she's brought the signs to the weekly witness for peace on Tuesdays, 5-6pm, at Ward Parkway and 63rd Street.
Meeting human needs is absolutely fundamental to finding peace within, and that is the foundation for peace in the world. So says Paul Chappell, who will facilitate the online workshop PeaceWorks-KC is cosponsoring Feb. 7, 14, 21.
PeaceWorks-KC and Code Pink are cosponsoring a rally No War with Iran. All are invited! It will be Sat., Jan. 25, noon-2pm, at the fountain at Main and Emanuel Cleaver Blvd.
“It’s no coincidence we have killed one million people in Iraq, Afghanistan and the region since 2001. We don’t have to accept any of this—it is not inevitable—we still have a choice,” said Mary Hladky in this talk at UMKC Aug. 11, part of KKFI’s “Kicking the Koch Habil.”
At a rally, Mary Hladky asks, for example, “How are we supporting the troops when many military families need public assistance to make ends meet, while defense contractors rake in record profits?”
The Trump Administration has decided to continue to support the war in Afghanistan, only with more troops and no stated end game. As this war completed its 16th year, on Oct. 7, more troops were on their way to Afghanistan. The suffering of our troops, their families, and the Afghan people will continue.