At a conference held in its founding year, the U.S. Vice Admiral Robert T. Moeller openly declared that the guiding principle of AFRICOM was to protect “the free flow of natural resources from Africa to the global market.”
In Chicago the anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan was marked by a protest called by ANSWER Chicago and co-sponsored by the Gay Liberation Network, CodePINK Chicago, and Black Lives Matter Women of Faith.
We encourage you to join Candlelight Vigils taking place in cities across the United States to say NO to U.S. missile defense in Korea being held in solidarity with events taking place in South Korea, where the people have been protesting the deployment of THAAD since it was announced.
Fifteen years have passed since 25,000 people joined the first major anti-war demonstration of the post-9/11 period in Washington, DC just weeks after the attacks, organized by the newly-formed ANSWER Coalition.
Trillions of dollars spent on wars of aggression over the last fifteen years has robbed communities of color and poor and working people of the money needed for jobs and education while destroying the Middle East and leading the world closer to a military confrontation between major powers.