U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice - Rome Italy anti-war demonstration in Rome

Past Initiatives

Eyes Wide Open Film Series
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2011: Petition against foreign military intervention in Syria
A call for diplomacy and a dire prediction (proved correct) of what would happen otherwise.

Letters to Authorities
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Dear Mr. Ambassador
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Eye-opening documentaries from Robert Greenwald
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Ninth Anniversary of the Invasion of Afghanistan

“Rome-ing” Protest Calling for
Withdrawal of U.S. and NATO Troops
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 5:30pm
Piazza Barberini (meet by the fountain)

Nine years. That's how long U.S. and NATO forces have been occupying Afghanistan, resulting in as many as 30,000 civilian deaths, nearly 2 million refugees and 240,000 internally displaced as well as the deaths of 1,225 U.S. soldiers (650 under Obama, 575 under Bush).

Nine years. Over $300 billion of U.S. taxpayer money has been squandered while fostering massive corruption, both in the U.S.-imposed Karzai kleptocracy and in billion-dollar USAID-funded projects abandoned before completion.

Nine years. The number of Pentagon armed contractors has "surged" to over 10,000 and the CIA is reportedly running a covert, 3,000-strong army of Afghan paramilitary assassins in addition to the unacknowledged war in Pakistan, where drone attacks have killed close to 2,000.

Nine to ten more years...That was the estimate given by General Petraeus, Commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, just a couple of weeks ago. Petraeus has also requested a mini-surge of 2,000 NATO troops and Italian Defense Minister La Russa seems all too happy to comply. President Obama himself stated on September 24 that the "U.S. will stay in Afghanistan until the job is done," undermining his own announcement of troop withdrawal to begin in July 2011.

And, as Walter Pincus has reported in the Washington Post, despite growing public opposition to the war in Afghanistan, "[t]hree $100 million air base expansions in southern and northern Afghanistan illustrate Pentagon plans to continue building multimillion-dollar facilities in that country to support increased U.S. military operations well into the future."

On Thursday, October 7, 2010, the ninth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, join U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice in calling for withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops! We'll meet at 5:30 pm at the fountain on Piazza Barberini for a Rome-ing protest, taking our message to tourist areas of the city. Bring your bus pass!

For more information: info@peaceandjustice.it

Be a part of this international day of action. See you on October 7!

“We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat.”
-- Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, former ISAF and U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, on civilian deaths.


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Ongoing/Future Events

Our Eyes Wide Open Film Series is suspended; for further information click here.

Upshot of our Nov. 9th group discussion on current politics:

It wasn't the Russians that got us Trump. Or Comey. Or even the massive GOP election fraud. It was the DNC.*
*Dem National Committee

To learn how to stop the DNC from delivering us another Trump, read Autopsy: the Democratic Party in Crisis.

Photo of a school in Yemen bombed by Saudi Arabian jets supplied by the U.S. and fueled in the air by the U.S. Air Force. Tell Trump to STOP THIS CARNAGE, not fuel it! Click here.

Also participate in the CodePink email and/or phone initiative:

Click here to sign a petition, to put an end to the sanctions against Syria - their only effect is to take a terrible toll on the population, causing them to migrate! And click here to see the video by the Italian Committee to lift sanctions against Syria.

Iraq Deaths Estimator
Did someone tell you that U.S. military intervention in Iraq was over? Not true: we're at it again. This time the pretext to drop bombs is "curbing ISIS" (which was created by the U.S. in the first place, to overturn al-Malaki in Iraq and then Assad in Syria, and is now out of hand. Like what happened to "our" creature al Qaeda in Afghanistan). And the death toll continues to rise...
Write your senators and tell them: "Enough! U.S. out!! Iraq has shown it can curb ISIS by itself!"

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