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Add comment on:10/6-7/12 US Protests of 11 year Demo-Republican war on Afghanistan
On the weekend of Oct. 6-7, 2012, the ANSWER Coalition joined with many other organizations in cities across the country and around the world to call for an end to war and occupation in Afghanistan. These actions marked the 11th anniversary of the U.S./NATO war in Afghanistan. Contrary to countless statements from Democratic and Republican administrations alike claiming “great progress,” etc., the occupying forces are no closer to achieving their aims than when they launched the war. In order to avoid the appearance of defeat, Washington continues to prosecute what is now the longest war in U.S. history—at a very heavy cost. Even as the Afghanistan war drags on, the danger of new wars and interventions is on the rise. The weekend of protests opposed war threats against Iran and Syria, and called for funding people's needs rather than war.
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