Iraq War

KBOO talk radio in Portland: Mireya Medina discusses how war hits us home

 

KBOO talk radio station interviews the AFSC"s Mireya Medina about the costs of war at home, in advance of a bi-lingual Peace Tour to examine the daily struggles of communities of color in Portland. 

End the Occupations of Iraq and

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

End War

Demonstation to end US wars and occupations.

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. 

Countdown To Withdrawal

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

Countdown To Withdrawal Vigil

Flyer for Countdown to Withdrawal Candlelight Vigil

Remembering Iraq Puppet Play

Written by Ira Harritt, AFSC Program Coordinator in Kansas City, this puppet play illustrates a few of the many deceptions leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Eyes Wide Open-The Cost of War to Indiana

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

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.

Central Asian and Iraq Wars

Beena Sarwar: Pakistan - Challenges and Hope - Boston University, April 14, 2011

Speeches from "After September 11: Paths to Peace, Justice & Security" (December, 2001)

Seven Years of War in Iraq: Peace Vigil, Rally, Theater and More

The play reviews pre- and post-military action Iraq war events through the characters of the “Seer of History” and the “Puppet Master,” who speaks through multiple characters.

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