How Many More Sad Milestones?

Dear friends,

Another in a long line of tragic milestones passed this week with little fanfare. 2000 US military deaths in Afghanistan, a war that has lasted almost 4000 days. I often see the remains of the black ribbons we tied on the tree outside JRPC when the death toll in Iraq reached 2500. That day in 2006 seems very long ago. We went on to almost Continue reading

Will you do your part for peace?

Dear Friends,

This week, there is an important action call to make as congress votes on the FY 2013 military budget (NDAA) tomorrow. It contains more than $642 billion of taxpayer money to pay for a war the majority of Americans oppose, to keep troops in Iraq, make upgrades to nuclear weapons that threaten non-proliferation agreements, and pave the way for threats of war in Iran by keeping our military industrial complex strong and unchallenged.  Only 27% of people in this country say they support the war in Afghanistan – down from 37% last year and 46% the year before. Continue reading