October 7th, 2011 will mark 10 years since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the start of the Global War on Terror. South Asia Solidarity Initiative is joining a number of peace and anti-war organizations around the country to commemoratea decade of war through a collaborative initiative called War Voices.
We are calling for a month of local and national activities from September 7th to October 7th. This is the, “Decade of War Awareness Month.” During this time, we hope to promote relationship-building among people and communities affected by U.S. militarism and the U.S. war economy, both in the U.S. and Afghanistan, reflect on how our world has changed in the past 10 years, and share our “war stories” from the last decade.
In Washington D.C. on October 7th, we will be commemorating the beginning of the Global War on Terror with a unique forum, War Voices, which will bring together people directly impacted by U.S. militarism and the U.S. war economy with ally groups, as well as writers, musicians, and artists.
On September 7th, we will be launching a new popular education-inspired curriculum on the U.S. war economy, as well as a section on the current on-the-ground reality in Afghanistan and Afghan-led organizing efforts against the U.S.-led occupation and for a more just society.