Tuesday, January 5, 2010

'Why Are We in Afghanistan?'

Come See

“Why Are We In Afghanistan?”

a 28-minute film produced by members of

US Labor Against the War


Monday, January 11, 5:30-7:00 PM

Pennsylvania Federation of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way/Teamsters

421 N. 7th St. second floor (betw. Callowhill St. and Spring Garden St.)

Discussion following the film: Is the war in Afghanistan in the interests of working people?

Refreshments served.

Sponsored by Philadelphia Jobs with Justice

About the Film

U.S. military action in Afghanistan originated in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. That was then. This is now. Reasons for the war have become more cloudy as other factors have developed.

This film looks at domestic pressures and geo-strategic interests that keep the U.S. in the region, and the long history of U.S. foreign interventions that forms the broader context for this war. We also see today’s peace movement continuing another long tradition -- popular resistance to war.

Why Are We in Afghanistan? is an educational resource for communities, unions, veterans and active duty military, classes, and anyone who wonders why we are in Afghanistan, and what to do about it.

Written and directed by Michael Zweig, Steering Committee Member of US Labor Against the War. Illustrated by Mike Konopacki, labor illustrator

For more information contact John Braxton at morbraxton@aol.com or 215/724-1571

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