The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend a shift in strategy from democracy-building in Afghanistan to attacking alleged Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
Feb 19, 2009 to Feb 20, 2009
noon -5pm U.S Consulate, 5:30 pm -7pm Vigil @ Van. Art Gallery
U.S Consulate, 1075 W. Pender, Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson SqVancouver
Canada49° 15' 48.9168" N, 123° 8' 18.834" W
Obama Harper: Yes You Can! Stop Bombing Pakistan, End Occupation of Afghanistan Picket.
With President Obama set to visit Ottawa this Thursday, Feb. 19, renowned writer and anti-war campaigner Tariq Ali shares his thoughts on the new administration's foreign policy.
Jules Tindungan is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He speaks about his experiences during his deployment there.
David Markland is author of a blog on Afghanistan. He spoke at a recent forum held in Vancouver on the U.S. escalation of troops in Afghanistan.
Jan 24, 2009 to Jan 25, 2009
CAW Hall (near New West Skytrain Station)
326 12 StreetNew Westminster
Canada49° 12' 12.9348" N, 122° 55' 31.6452" W
A forum and discussion, followed by a strategy session and social. Featuring anti-war speakers from the U.S. and Canada.
Canadian troops are killing and dying to prop up one of the most corrupt governments in the world.
The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and Amnesty International
The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has no application to the actions of Canadian soldiers who handle prisoners apprehended in Afghanistan.
Of all the compromises that might happen to keep a coalition alive, by far the most troubling is the one that is brewing on the war in Afghanistan.
While it is too soon to say how an Obama presidency will impact the military campaign in Afghanistan, war planners are hoping for a presidential charm offensive.