The history of women in Afghanistan is one of continuous struggle, be that against Persia, Britian, Russia, and now the United States. Yet beyond the struggle against a foreign invader, Afghan women’s battle has always been a double struggle, because at one and the same time as they fought against foreign invaders, they fought as well against their own profoundly male chauvinist culture.
* How does Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan affect Afghan women?
Join us for a free showing of the award-winning documentary “RETHINK Afghanistan” by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald at 2 pm Sunday, September 26 ,2010, at the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street.
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The Eyes Wide Open memorial boots and shoes will be on exhibition starting at 9 a.m as a focus for reflection and remembrance. U.S. military personnel from Nevada who were killed in Afghanistan or Iraq are represented by a pair of boots with a name tag. Civilians are represented by pairs of shoes with names of a small portion of those killed. The public is invited for any or all of the activities. Events at the Goddess Temple are free (though donations are gratefully
The pain, anger and hatred still smoldering from the construction of a Muslim community center near ground zero in New York City shows how people still struggle with the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy.
Events this week and next in Kansas City can help people heal from a culture of war created by the terrorist attack and nine years of fighting in Afghanistan and seven years in Iraq. AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs in.
Even as combat troops are pulled out of Iraq, 50,000 troops remain along with a surge in private contractors (75,000 and counting), along with numerous military bases. It is time to end the occupation. And time to end the occupation of Afghanistan. Time to end the drone attacks in Pakestan, Yemen and Somalia. Time to end the funding of Israel's occupation of Palestine. Bring all the troops home and stop funding wars and occupations. Demonstration and street theater.
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