Wednesday, November 25, 2009

11-25-09 Protest

Protest Wider Afghan War!

It's not yet official but on December 1 President Obama will announce he is sending 25,000 to 30,000 more U.S. troops to fight in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This will bring the American troop commitment to about 100,000, along with 50,000 NATO troops. A New York Times article today about the troop increase, plus an AP article on the Obama Administration's refusal to to sign an international convention banning land mines, follows below.

Join us the Saturday after the wider war announcement — probably Saturday Dec. 5 — in an antiwar picket line in New Paltz village. It will take place 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of New Paltz Plaza shopping center (the one with the movie theater) on Main St. (Rt. 299). Bring your own sign or use ours.

Organized by Peace and Social Progress Now and endorsed by New Paltz Women in Black and the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter.