With President Obama's confirmation that all US troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year it's time again to consider the human and financial costs of war. More than $1 trillion have been spent on Iraq and Afghanistan, just imagine what benefit that money could have wrought. It’s time to hear what young people – who will be paying for these wars for years to come – have to say about how best to remedy the distorted spending priorities shown in the current federal budget.
Unfortunately, 13 people were killed that day and more than 40 were injured. Palwasha’s mother, Rose, was hit by shrapnel, which tore through her abdomen. Palwasha was also hit and taken to a hospital in Ghazni. Palwasha survived, but sadly, the tiny metal shard severed the six year old’s spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed.
FLUSHING, NY: Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the second stop on its cross-country tour. The show features fifty 4’ x 6’ panels on parachute fabric made by an international group of artists, including participants from Queens College. The exhibition also introduces images collected by Dr.
The American Friends Service Committee (Kansas City, MO) has recently issued a “Report Card on Performance and Progress for the U.S. War in Afghanistan.” As with all report cards, to be meaningful, this report card must offer comments that provide details of how things are going. It must offer practical suggestions for improvement, when improvement is necessary. The AFSC report card does an excellent job, in my opinion, of providing important details and of offering sensible, practical recommendations for improvement.
Panel discussion about the effects of the wars on our national security and immediate and long-term costs to civilians and soldiers. Guest speakers: Anne Mulderry from September 11th Familis for Peaceful Tomorrows and Jeff Napolitano of the American Friends Service Committee. Nov 21 2010 Unitarian Society of New Haven 700 Hartford Turnpike Hamden CT
Anti-war protesters gathered on the SMU campus Monday, calling for former President George W. Bush to be arrested for war crimes. The rally was designed to coincide with festivities surrounding this week's groundbreaking for the former president's library being built on campus.
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