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Afghans for Peace

Afghans for Peace (AFP) is an alliance of Afghans from various ethnic, religious, socio-economic, cultural, and political backgrounds with a united vision for a democratic, all inclusive, just and peaceful Afghanistan. In order to actualize this vision, we demand an end to U.S. and NATO military operations within Afghanistan. AFP consists of students, professionals, community [...]

Canada’s handling of young Afghan detainees queried

The Canadian Forces have for years arrested children suspected of working with the Taliban and handed them over to an Afghan security unit accused of torture, CBC News has learned.

Afghan-Canadian woman Suraia Sahar speaks out to end the war in Afghanistan

No Cause for Parades

We have just begun the tenth year of occupation in Afghanistan. Despite the declared “end” to combat operations, American soldiers are still dying in Iraq as encounters with insurgents increase. Meanwhile, covert and drone operations are escalating in Pakistan and Yemen.

Mother of Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan slams Harper for extension of war until 2014

Afghan Women Demand Liberation, Not Lip Service

What this recent report makes clear, however, is that for most women in Afghanistan, the ongoing war is akin to being caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. The authors state that it will be “impossible for women and girls to consolidate their power in a militarised environment”.

Canadians rally in Toronto to end the war in Afghanistan and bring the troops home – Sept. 25/10

US soldiers ‘killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies’

Soldiers face charges over secret ‘kill team’ which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies of war

NB Media Co-op: Project Hero, education and occupation

“Canada is limiting access to post-secondary education by systematically underfunding it. The children of Canadians working in the military deserve a free education, but they also deserve more. They deserve to have their parents. They deserve an end to our imperialist war in Afghanistan. First Nations and Afghans both deserve the right to self-determination and [...]

Opposition to Afghan War will greet G20 leaders

By Derrick O’Keefe, May 14, 2010 The Canadian Peace Alliance is organizing a show of opposition to the ongoing war in Afghanistan, one of many protest actions that will greet the G8/G20 meetings in late June. The G8 countries, of course, are among the key players in NATO’s occupation. This even includes Japan, a [...]