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.
Join us for a Candlelight Vigil on the deadline for the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq. The vigil reminds our elected officials of the devastation the Iraq war has wrought and demands withdraw of all U.S. troops and military contractors, closure of all U.S. bases and repair of the damage we have done.
The Eyes Wide Open exhibit, created by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), is a living memorial to the military personnel and civilians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan-- and a stark reminder of the human cost of war. Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War first opened in Chicago's Federal Plaza with just over 500 pairs of boots in January 2004. Since its last display on Memorial Day weekend 2007 with over 3,400 pairs of boots the exhibition has been divided into state displays to travel to smaller cities and towns.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.