They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. –
Isaiah, II, 4
Isn’t it time to step back from the relentless bombing of
Afghanistan? Isn’t it time for suspension of bombing?
CHICAGO - The broad shoulders of Chicago were weighted with
grief following the terrorist bombings in New York and
Washington that killed thousands. On Friday, during the
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, the city literally
stopped as events were held everywhere.
WASHINGTON - With the war on Afghanistan entering its third
week, the death toll is rising for both Americans and
Afghanis and so are the warnings that military force will
bring neither justice nor peace.
The following is an excerpt from a report to the Communist
Party's National Committee, elected at its Convention in
July. The National Committee met Oct. 20-21 in New York.
The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in
Space started planning worldwide rallies against 'Star Wars'
for Oct. 13 long before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But Global Network
founder Bruce Gagnon said that with a war raging in Asia,
the protests could not be more timely.
The march, called by a coalition of more than 100
organizations, New York Not in Our Name, was held to honor
those who died and to call for ' the establishment of a fair
and independent international tribunal to apprehend and try
those responsible for the attack.'
New York City - The Bush Administration's decision to bomb
Afghanistan is not a solution to the terrible events of
September 11th, and will neither end terrorism nor bring
those responsible to justice.
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Since the horrific events of Sept. 11, much has been said
about the desperate situation of the Afghani people now
crushed under the heel of the theocratic, dictatorial
Taliban, and about the role of the Northern Alliance and
other Taliban opponents who now figure in Washington's plans
for the region.