New Online Tool from Quaker Group, National Priorities Project Spells It Out
PHILADELPHIA (April 27, 2009) – The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker peace and international humanitarian organization, and the National Priorities Project (NPP) have partnered to create an online primer for U.S. taxpayers to learn the cost of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
Published 2009 by: AFSC and The National Priorities Project
The document, “The Cost of War in Afghanistan,” gives a historical and cultural context to the seven-year-old conflict and details the human cost of war in thousands of casualties, both American and Afghan, and millions of refugees.
Summary Documents of AFSC’s Position on Afghanistan
In November, AFSC Iowa organized a statewide speaking tour for Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian pacifist whose “Tent of Nations” group nonviolently struggles for land rights for Palestinians. AFSC’s “Organize the Hope” fellows at Central College in Pella used the Nassar tour as their kick-off event to engage students in their campus organizing efforts. The room overflowed with students and community members.
Dr. Zia Mian of Princeton Univ. talks about Pakistan's role in Afghanistan.
When President Obama announced the sending of an additional 30,000 US troops to the war in Afghanistan he named Pakistan as a key partner in the war effort. He challenged the government of this nuclear power, which is consumed in a civil war to assist the US military, NATO forces and the Government of Afghanistan in destroying a Taliban network.
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