Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vermont Says No to War!

Protest Obama's Escalation
Saturday December 12th
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Burlington City Hall Steps
Burlington, VT

With President Obama's announcement of a massive escalation of the war in Afghanistan, with upwards of 30,000 additional US troops to be deployed in early 2010, the anti-war movement is responding with a much-needed 'surge' of its own. There have been emergency protests in cities across the U.S. and, on Dec. 12, there will be a major action in Washington, D.C. against the escalation.

Join your friends and neighbors here in Vermont in Protesting the War in Afghanistan, this Saturday December 12th, on the steps of Burlington City Hall. Speak truth to power with the Peace and Justice Center, Vermont Labor Against the War, UVM Students Against War, UVM Students Stand Up, the International Socialist Organization, and many others at this critical moment in history.

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If your organization would like to be an endorsing organization email: jonathan.c.leavitt (at) gmail (dot) com.

30% of all U.S. casualties in the 8-year war in Afghanistan have occurred during the 11 months of Obama's presidency. The cost of this war, with the new escalation, will be about $100 billion a year, or $2 billion every week, or more than $11 million every hour. Vermont just sent it's largest deployment of National Guard soldiers since WWII into the meatgrinder that is Afghanistan. The death count of innocent Afghanis is spiraling upward: according to the NY Times it rose 40% in 2008.

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