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Not the "Good" War: Rethinking Afghanistan Eight Years Later

October 7, 2009 @ 10:00 pm - October 8, 2009 @ 12:00 am

After a week of actions commemorating the 8th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, come learn what it’s like on the ground in Afghanistan now, understand the geopolitical background of the conflict and find out what we can do to change the course of the US occupation.

  • Report-back from Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK, just returned days earlier from a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan. Be the first to hear her first-hand account of what’s happening right now in Afghanistan.
  • Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, currently writing a book on Afghanistan, discusses the history of the conflict, what experts think will happen and what we can do to make the situation better.
  • Clip from the new film (just released!) by Robert Greenwald called “Rethink Afghanistan” on the impact of the US occupation on Afghan civilians and the situation of refugees.
  • Find out how to take action and get involved in the local movement against the occupation of Afghanistan.

Copies of the “Rethink Afghanistan” DVD will be available for a donation to be split between the Washington Peace Center and the Afghan Women’s Mission, providing direct aid to the people of Afghanistan through RAWA.

This event is sponsored by the Washington Peace Center and is part of a week-long series of events, information on which can be found here.

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Start:
October 7, 2009 @ 10:00 pm
End:
October 8, 2009 @ 12:00 am
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Venue

St. Stephen\’s Church
16th St and Newton St NW
Washington, DC United States
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