Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Afghanistan: Conversion from Military Waste and Killing Abroad to Civilian Needs at Home

Film and Petition to End Afghan War from Robert Greenwald and Brave New Foundation

Call Congress 1-888-231-9276
Tell your Rep to stop funding the Afghanistan War and strike language supporting endless war in the military spending bill.
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May 24, 2011
Dear Dick,
We're in the midst of an Afghanistan Week of Action and we need your help to give a pink slip to the military industrial complex. The House is starting to discuss the annual military spending bill, giving us the best chance yet to end the Afghanistan War.
1. Call Congress using FCNL's toll-free number, 1-888-231-9276
Demand an amendment be adopted striking Section 1034, "Affirmation of Armed Conflict with Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Associated Forces," completely from the bill. Terrorism must be stopped by the rule of law, not a never-ending war.
Demand a serious debate about the Afghanistan War and tell your representative to vote to immediately end funding for the war and occupation.
2. Email Congress to demand an end to the Afghanistan War.
3. Tweet @Congress: Listen to @CODEPINKalert. Now is the time to #ExitAfghanistan! Stop wasting billions we need at home on war. #endwar
4. Post to Facebook: Join the Afghanistan Week of Action. Tell Congress to Exit Afghanistan and bring the money home.
5. Contact your mayor to cosponsor the War Dollars Home Resolution.
It's time to demand the federal budget reflect the people's priorities.
Onward for Justice,Call on Congress: Use Pentagon Budget to End Wars and Bring Troops Home
|Peter Lems and Mary Zerkel, American Friends Service Committee to jbennet
May 24, 2011    actioncenter@afsc.org

Dear james,
Suggested Call Script:
I would like you to support the Lee, McGovern-Jones, and Garamendi amendments  to the Defense Authorization Act.  Collectively they represent responsible steps that can put us on the path to end the war in Afghanistan.  I would also like you to support an amendment to strike the Mckeon-McCain reauthorization language from the bill. 

This week, the House is expected to debate and vote on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - the bill authorizing spending for the Pentagon.
Lend your voice to this nationally coordinated campaign.
Call Congress today, using this toll free number 1-888-231-9276*.  The calls started yesterday, and we want to keep pressure on Congress until the vote which is expected on Thursday.
It is time we brought our troops home from Afghanistan and stopped wasting billions of dollars we need at home. The last thing Congress should be doing is authorizing endless war, but that's exactly what the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act does.
The Lee amendment which would prohibit military funds from being spent in Afghanistan except to provide for a safely and orderly withdrawal of troops; the McGovern-Jones amendment would require President Obama to establish a timeline for withdrawal; and the Garamendi amendment would reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan to no more than 25,000 by the end of 2012 and to no more than 10,000 by the end of 2013.
Take a moment to make this call now. 
Wage Peace,
Peter Lems and Mary Zerkel
American Friends Service Committee

PS: Next week the travelling mural exhibit Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan will open in Indianapolis.  Please send an invitation to friends and family in the area.
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Are 1,500 reasons enough?
Watch the Video   |   Sign the Petition info@bravenew01.org
Dear James,
Thanks to your financial support, we're able to create powerful, timely actions to end the war like this.
It’s time to say, “enough is enough.”
This weekend, many Americans will mark Memorial Day at barbecues or other patriotic events, but thousands of families will spend the day dealing with the heartbreaking absence of a loved one. Others will spend the day like they spent every day for the last decade: hoping there’s not a phone call or a knock at the door to tell them their deployed family member won’t be coming home.
This should be the last Memorial Day we put military families through this agony for a war that’s not making us safer. Watch our new video and then sign our petition to tell your Member of Congress why the troops should come home from Afghanistan.
More than 1,500 troops have died in the Afghanistan War so far, and the best way to honor their memory is to get our men and women home. President Obama and Congress will soon decide how many troops to bring home and whether we'll keep wasting $2 billion a week on a senseless war. It’s critical we let them know we want a swift return of all of our troops from Afghanistan.
Please watch our new Memorial Day video and sign our petition to end this war.
Derrick Crowe, Robert Greenwald

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