October 7th announcement

Below is the announcement for the October 7th bannering to mark 10 years of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

To invite people there is a Facebook event page at:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250946498282980

Attached is a pdf file of the leaflet for printing and a jpg file for web use.

10 YEARS:
Not One More Year – Not One More Death – Not One More Dollar

End the U.S. War in Afghanistan
Bring the Troops Home Now

Friday, October 7, 2011 4:30 – 5:30 PM
On the sidewalks near the Walker Art Center along
Hennepin/Lyndale Ave. at Vineland & Oak Grove, Minneapolis

Make an anti-war statement. Carry a sign or a banner.

Friday, October 7 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Washington claims “improved security” and a U.S. troop “drawdown.” But the war continues.

This gruesome war grows more deadly:
• Double-leg amputations along with genital injuries are the “signature wound” of the Afghanistan war. [Washington Post, March 4]

• August 2011 was the most deadly month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
In the first six months of this year:

• Deaths of Afghan civilian are up 15% from the same period in 2010.

• Hundreds of thousands of Afghans have been wounded and displaced.

• Tens of thousands of Afghans have been killed.

In the U.S.:

• Health, education and other much needed programs are being cut or ended.

• The war in Afghanistan sucks up $330 million per day – every day!

Protests, rallies, and other events across the U.S. will call for an end to this 10-year war in Afghanistan. Bring the troops home now.

Initiated by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
For more information 612-522-1861 or 612-827-5364

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