On Saturday, March 30th, the Leadership Council of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan under its nom de guerre, The Taliban, declared the launch of this year’s spring military operations (the “Spring Offensive”) against the “invading Americans”, their foreign allies, internal supporters, high ranking officials of the Karzai government, including cabinet members and lawmakers, as well as heads of foreign and local companies who work with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). In response to, and in anticipation of, the Taliban’s announcement, NATO officials in Brussels have advised that international forces in Afghanistan have tightened security, security services employed by “westerners” working in Afghanistan have issued lockdowns and travel restrictions, the Afghan government has tightened security across the country and security has been increased at military bases. Continue reading →
Before the Afghan winters…
Children like Abdulai collect fuel
9 Kunar fuel-collecting children were killed by NATO helicopters
Peace was vandalized
We’re committed to peace & will rewrite peace 100 times over
Ali, what is Aziz Jan writing?
Aziz Jan is writing, ‘Why not love?
Ali Agha, what does’ Why not love’ mean?
It means…’Why not be friends?’
The wishes of the People are not fulfilled by the Powers
Dear youth, to bring peace, let’s not just talk like the elders
Just come and walk the path of peace
Why not bring peace?
Why not love?
We grieve for those killed in war.
We will walk and work for peace.
‘I wish to live without wars’
Day of the People’s Peace
Afghan News Year’s Day
21st of March 2011 http://livewithoutwars.org
Back from Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, Eric Stoner, and Mike Ferner make clear the needless tragedy of death, maiming, and destruction going on daily that the American People need to face and reject. Moderated by actress-activist Vinie Burrows, they negate Obama’s claim the US is on track to meet its goals or even making progress, pointing to the unacceptable murder, torn bodies, destroyed buildings from our cruel empire’s bombing, rockets and shooting. They talk of Afghan children and adults challenging the US logic of killing and maiming their family members and destroying their homes and other structures without good reason. Event January 7, 2011 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Manhattan, sponsored by their Peace and Justice Task Force and Grandmothers Against The War, particularly Joan Wile. Camera: Joe Friendly
*through Skype calls to the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers on the 21st September 2010 International Day of Peace….. If you and your friends would reach out this way, even for a minute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange to talk with the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers!
“We will plan to be together the whole day of 21st to receive calls, for all of 24 hours from 8.00 am, … We’d rather take your calls than join the ‘officials’ in paying lip service to peace…and we’d rather stay awake to hear your voices than sleep without those human connections we yearn for.” Hakim and the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers