Veterans tell Fort Lewis soldiers: "You don't have to go to Afghanistan!"
Bold veteran-led action organizes against deployment of troops
March Forward! is an organization of anti-war veterans and active-duty service members affiliated with the ANSWER Coalition. We urge you to support their important Our Lives, Our Rights campaign.
Watch an interview featuring Iraq veteran and March Forward! co-founder Mike Prysner on their deployment to Fort Lewis.
On the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war, members of March Forward! and Veterans For Peace joined forces to bring the Our Lives, Our Rights campaign to Fort Lewis, where a brigade is set to deploy to Afghanistan in a matter of weeks, with the message "You don't have to go to Afghanistan!"
Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam – including soldiers from Fort Lewis – are spending the week on a massive outreach and visibility campaign to deploying troops with information about the absurdity and immorality of going to Afghanistan, and information about their options to avert deployment.
Soldiers entering and exiting Fort Lewis are greeted by a giant 40-foot banner reading "We don't have to go to Afghanistan" and details on how they can get help in doing so. Thousands of leaflets with information and an indictment of the war are also being distributed by the Our Lives, Our Rights team of veterans.