Costs of War

Remembering Fallujah

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The U.S. occupation has had horrible effects on the Iraqi population, but Fallujah has suffered more than any other Iraqi city. Fallujah is to the Occupation of Iraq, what My Lai was to the Vietnam War, and what Hiroshima and Nagasaki were to World War II. Fallujah is the skeleton in our closet that we cannot hide from.

Join with people people who were there to remember, to learn about the ongoing impact of the occupation and to commit to actions to both repair some of the devestation and to prevent such attrocities from occuring again. 

Huffington Post Blog: A Nuclear-Free World Awaits Action by Obama, Senate

A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds photo of her family - 1945

A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds photo of her family - 1945

Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds picture of her 1945 family

Humans and nuclear weapons cannot co-exist.

This start judgment begins an opinion article by the AFSC's Shan Cretin and Joseph Gerson on the urgency for action by President Obama and the U.S. Senate, on the occasion of the 11th Annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit next month in Hiroshima Japan. 

Youth and economic cost of war

youth for peace, economic cost of war

Group of youth using a penny count to explore the economic cost of war.

Daily Telegram MI: Letter on the cost of war to domestic priorities

 To The Editor:

Since so much of the political debate in this fair country of ours concerns taxes, I thought I would share some info I received from The American Friends Service Committee, detailing the 2011 recommended discretionary spending by the federal government.

NBC Action News: KC activists hold rally on 9th anniversary of War in Afghanistan

On the ninth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, Kansas City MO activists issued their report card on the war. The AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs  in.

AFSC Atlanta blog: Banners Invade the Atlanta Sky

Today, on the 9th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, we began to receive reports of banners carrying messages of resistance against the seemingly endless war and occupation being dropping in prominent spots around the city. Many of the banners where made during a series of art parties that we hosted to help promote a day to defend public education in Georgia.

While the AFSC does not encourage the illegal dropping of banners we also do not condemn it.

Phillyist.com: Windows and Mirrors (to Afghanistan) to Open on Arch Street

 

Waves of foreign soldiers have deployed to Afghanistan, and if fortunate, get return home again after a year. Meanwhile Afghan citizens have lived every day of their lives, for nine years, surrounded by the horrors of war—some displaced, refugees, forced to rebuild whole new communities only to be chased out again. The constant fear and hardships these people endure are beyond most of our understandings. And yet, the pain of war has inspired young artists to create.

ChicagoTribune.com: Philly art show opens on anniversary of Afghan war

HILADELPHIA — An art exhibit is commemorating the ninth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

The Windows and Mirrors exhibit opens Thursday at the Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia. It features works from artists in the U.S. and France.

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