we want to stop the war in Afghanistan, we need to change public
Malalai Joya--once the youngest member of the Afghan Parliament,
and now the forthcoming author of A Woman Among Warlords:
The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice--writes:
is a shame that so much of Afghanistans reality has been kept
veiled by a western media consensus in support of the good
war. Perhaps if the citizens of North America had been better
informed about my country, President Obama would not have dared
to send more troops and spend taxpayers money on a war that
is only adding to the suffering of our people and pushing the region
into deeper conflicts."
can help shift media consensus and inform the public about Afghanistan
this Thursday, May 21st, by taking part in the National Media Day
of Action on Afghanistan.
Wont you join us by blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, calling
in to radio shows, or submitting op-eds or letters to the editor
that call for an end to war in Afghanistan? If youre not sure
where to start, CODEPINK and UFPJs
Afghanistan Working Group have put together a
list of resources to help you get your voice in print
or on the air. You can also take a look at our Afghanistan
Talking Points for facts to help you back up your position
with confidence and knowledge.
Only have a few minutes? You can:
your Facebook status and/or Tweet this:
of Iraq and into Afghanistan? We demand another plan! http://bit.ly/out-of-afghan
"You will be judged by your people for what you build, not
what you destroy." End the Afghanistan War! http://bit.ly/out-of-afghan
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a letter to the editor with our easy 3-step tool
our petition to tell Congress to stop hiding behind
Afghan womens skirts and offer real security for the women
of Afghanistan. We will deliver your signature directly to your
Malalai Joya reminds us:
troop surge in Afghanistan, and continued air strikes,
will do nothing to help the liberation of Afghan women. The only
thing it will do is increase the number of civilian casualties and
increase the resistance to occupation. To really help Afghan women,
citizens in the U.S. and elsewhere must tell their government to
stop propping up and covering for a regime of warlords and extremists.
If these thugs were finally brought to justice, Afghan women and
men would prove quite capable of helping ourselves."
you for using your voice to press the press and speak out for the
people of Afghanistan this Thursday.
Audrey, Blaine, Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janna, Janet,
Jean, Jodie, Liz, Lori, Lydia, Medea, Nancy, Pam, Paris, and Rae