About Us

We are a new coalition of antiwar organizations, peace and justice advocates, and citizens of conscience who challenge our elected leaders to end the US wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq and bring our troops home.

Our Purpose

We call for active, non-violent non-cooperation with US war policy. As we vigorously oppose a military escalation in Afghanistan, we encourage mass political mobilization and high-profile antiwar political actions across the country. As America continues to commit war crimes for the profit of the few and at the expense of the many, we engage and energize our fellow citizens to become disablers of war party mentality. We reject defeatist thinking and futile rationales by promoting effective war protest. We break cycles of hopelessness by engaging in immediate and direct actions, consistent with our commitment to non-violence. We believe our actions will produce the best methods for securing peace in our country and the world, and we direct our allegiance to that end.

Our Demands

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Add your organization, uniting in opposition to these wars.

Join us to end US wars, one person at a time

(Rain or shine)

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 • 11am-4pm • Washington DC

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URGENT: Help us spread the word!

Time is critical! Because of the short period between President Obama's Afghanistan speech and this rally, we need lots of help getting the word out far and wide. We need everyone to do some "guerrilla media" work to publicize the event and encourage people to attend—or if they can't attend the rally, to speak out against the deployment of more US troops to Afghanistan.

Here's what you can do:

• Notify friends, neighbors, family, and anyone else you know who might be outraged at the escalation plans. Send them the announcement appended below by e-mail, make phone calls, paste the announcement on your Facebook page.

• Post the announcement on e-mail discussion lists, community bulletin boards, and blog pages. If you read a news article online about the Afghanistan War, paste the announcement into the 'comments' section below the article text.

Download and print the flyer, cut it in half, and pass it out.

• Make a phone call to a call-in radio talk show and tell listeners about the rally. Be sure to mention the web site: "End US Wars dot org."

• Write a letter to the editor about your opposition to the Afghanistan War and mention the rally.

There are lots more people who are outraged by the President's escalation plans—people of every political stripe. Some people support Obama, but oppose his current policies.

Let's reach them, tell them they aren't alone, and encourage them to join us on December 12 when we send a message to President Obama to "Do the right thing!"

• Copy & paste this into an email and send it to all your lists:

SUBJECT: Emergency Anti-War Rally in DC Dec. 12!

Dear [Name of Peson or Group],

Tell President Obama "NO, YOU CAN'T send more troops to Afghanistan!"

Come to the Emergency Anti-War Rally at the White House against President Obama's planned military escalation in Afghanistan

• WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (rain or shine)

• WHERE: Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, across from the White House

• Organized by End US Wars http://www.enduswars.org

Speakers for the rally will include Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, former Sen. Mike Gravel, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, author David Swanson, Rev. Graylan Hagler, Capt. Ron Fisher, Gael Murphy (CODEPINK), Debra Sweet (World Can't Wait), Elaine Brower (Military Families Speak Out), Brian Becker (A.N.S.W.E.R.), Mathis Chiroux (Iraq Veterans Against the War), among many other national peace leaders. Musicians Jordan Page, Head-Roc and others will perform. Check the website for updates.

Join us in our demand that President Obama must announce an immediate ceasefire in Iraq and Afghanistan to end the wars and order our troops home. He must stop Predator drone attacks and covert operations in Pakistan, and he must begin immediate reconstruction and recovery in war torn regions.

If the President does not meet these demands, he will face intensified opposition, with anti-war candidates prepared to defeat his war policy politically.

Along with the rally on December 12, the film "Rethink Afghanistan" will be shown Friday December 11, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at Busboys & Poets, 14th and V Streets NW in Washington, DC.

More information: email contact@enduswars. org or visit http://www.enduswars.org
For press inquiries call Laurie Dobson, Director, End US Wars 207-604-8988.

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