|Posted by stand-fast on September 23, 2009 at 7:25 AM|
March & rally
8 YEARS OF WAR ON
HAS NOT BROUGHT DEMOCRACY
END IT NOW!
Bring the troops home!
*Refugee status for asylum seekers fleeing the war
*Genuine civilian based reconstruction aid
*Fund independent women's rights groups in Afghanistan
Life is getting worse for ordinary Afghans, life expectancy is now only 43 years, adult literacy is just 24% and the UN estimates that 4654 civilians have died since January 2007. 65% of Australians oppose sending more troops, and 51% oppose the war. Meanwhile the governments of the world are planning to send more troops to prop up this failed war.
Rally is being held during an international month of action against the war on Afghanistan.
Followed by a march to the Victoria Army Barracks where photos of the real victims of the war on Afghanistan will be displayed.
Endorsed by 3CR, Campaign for International Cooperation & Disarmament, Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth, Freedom Socialist Party, Global Sisterhood Network, Hills Peace Committee, Japanese for Peace, Maritime Union of Australia (Vic Branch), Radical Women, Resistance, Socialist Alliance, Socialist Alternative, Solidarity, Stand Fast