Syria, Afghanistan and the United States peace movement


This 28 December 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Bring the Troops Home & Stop the Bombing: Medea Benjamin on U.S. Withdrawal from Syria & Afghanistan

As President Donald Trump makes a surprise visit to Iraq this week and defends his plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria and about half the nearly 7,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, we get response from leading antiwar activist Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink. “We want to challenge Donald Trump … by pointing out that he continues to support the war in Yemen and the repressive Saudi regime”, Benjamin says. Her recent piece for Salon.com is titled “Bring the troops home—but stop the bombing too.”

This 28 December 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Documentary on Impact of Vietnam War Recalls Responsibility to Stand Up & Say No to War

The War at Home”, a landmark documentary about antiwar protests in the 1960s and ’70s in Madison, Wisconsin, has just been re-released nationwide. We speak with co-director Glenn Silber, two-time Academy Award nominee, about the making of the film and why he argues now is an important time to revisit the responsibility to stand up and say no to war.

Afghanistan peace talks and the debacle of the war on terror. 29 January 2019. Whether Washington withdraws US troops remains to be seen; what is certain is that Afghanistan is viewed through the prism of preparations for far wider wars: here.

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7 thoughts on “Syria, Afghanistan and the United States peace movement

    • The ‘war against ISIS’ is mainly a pretext for a war for oil. The military attacks by NATO governments mainly kill civilians. And they are without permission by a government which they recognize by international law; risking escalation into bigger wars with Iran or (nuclear armed) Russia.

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