SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Afghanistan | San Francisco | Anti-War | Front Page

Tue Feb 23 2010 (Updated 02/24/10) Vigil in San Francisco Marks the 1000th US Death in Afghanistan
As Afghan War Continues, SF Vigil Marks 1000 US deaths The day after the 1000th US soldier was killed in Afghanistan a vigil was held in front of the War Memorial in San Francisco to draw attention to the growing loss of life for the US war drive. All 1000 names were read as well as a representative of the unknown number of Afghanis who have been killed during the occupation of their country. The event was organized by the American Friends Service Committee and Veterans for Peace.

About the same time as the 1000 US soldier was killed, 27 Afghan civilians were killed and 14 wounded in yet another round of NATO airstrikes. Their convoy of three vehicles, which included women and children, was hit on its way to Kandahar province. The massacre comes just a week after 12 Afghans were killed by a missile, and another five in an airstrike.

The Pentagon has been bragging about new rules of engagement designed to "protect civilian lives," yet more than 50 Afghan civilians have been killed by U.S./NATO forces during the past two weeks. The wars and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan have produced the greatest percentage of civilian deaths than any previous war.

On March 20th, people across the United States will converge on Washington, D.C. There will be joint demonstrations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Demonstrators will demand, "No Colonial-type Wars and Occupations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Haiti!"

photoPhotos | Oakland Mother Being Tried for Refusing to Leave Son and Go to Afghanistan | Day of Actions to Prevent Funding the Afganistan Escalation

01/30/15 Legal Group Works to Protect Parks as Traditional Places of Rest, Relaxation and Assembly   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/29/15 Anti-Abortion Forces Bused in to San Francisco Counter-Protested by Pro-Choice Activists   Womyn
01/20/15 Hundreds Protest Approval of Police Attack Vehicle Purchase at City Council Meeting   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/17/15 Cannabis Advocates Send Letters to Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors   Drug War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/16/15 Yellowstone National Park Initiates Bison Capture Operations   Environment & Forest Defense | Animal Liberation
01/16/15 DPR Recommendations Leave Schoolchildren, Rural Communities at Risk from Pesticides   Health, Housing, and Public Services | California
01/14/15 Statewide Tour Urges Governor Brown to Stop Fracking   Environment & Forest Defense | California
01/14/15 Bay Area Pulls Off 96 Hours of Action as Part of National Call to "Reclaim King’s Legacy"   Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | California
01/11/15 Environmentalists Couldn’t Stop the Slaughter at Idaho’s Annual Coyote and Wolf Derby   Environment & Forest Defense | Animal Liberation
01/10/15 Federal Government Releases Eric McDavid After Withholding Documents from Him at Trial   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
01/06/15 Santa Cruz Warming Center Program Provides Warmth and Shelter   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia