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Senator Kerry: Stop the Afghanistan War!

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Home of Sen. John Kerry • 19 Louisburg Square at Pinckney St. • Charles/MGH T stop • Boston
John Kerry in 1971

John Kerry denounces the Vietnam war in April 1971

WILPF Boston in collaboration with other groups, plans to demonstrate in front of Sen. John Kerry's home, 19 Louisburg Square and Pinkney Street, Beacon Hill, on Wednesday, Oct 27th, 4:30 - 6:00.   Join us!

Kerry is a key player in Afghanistan policy.   As chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry has the power to call for hearings to end U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. Although Kerry has repeatedly hinted that he will break with the Administration's war in Afghanistan, he has never done so.   Unlike all 10 Massachusetts House Representatives who joined the majority of House Democrats and voted in July for an exit timeline, and unlike 9 who voted against war funds, Kerry has not called for ending the war, an exit strategy or reduction in funding.  

Kerry in July 2009

Kerry in July 2009 promises to "take a hard look" at the Afghanistan war.

We are calling for him to sponsor hearings to get out of Afghanistan and cut military spending.  Peace activists presented a letter to Chris Wyman, manager of Kerry's Boston office, on October 20, calling for Sen. Kerry to hold hearings on the disastrous U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Signs will include these messages: 

  • US out of Afghanistan
  • Bring the War Tax Dollars Home

Raging Grannies, a well known street singing group, will be joining the demonstration.  Veterans for Peace have expressed interest in participating as well.

Other WILPF branches will be having actions in other cities as well on the same day.   Contact: wilpf_boston@verizon.net.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

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