Ten Years Of War ... Ten Years Too Many!
Oct 22, 2011 The broad sidewalk in front of Brooklyn's Central Library at Grand Army Plaza was filled with residents protesting ten years of war in Afghanistan. Signs were held demanding an end to the wars, the return of troops and a shift in Washington's skewed priorities of using trillions of tax dollars for military adventures and endless wars while schools, libraries and other domestic programs are being slashed to the bone. Speaker after speaker, representing peace, labor and community groups demanded that Congress move the money from war to our communities for jobs and vital services. After the rally, the gathering walked through the Prospect Heights neighborhood, applauded by residents and passers-by. Stopping at a subway station, a Transit Workers Union member complained about the transit cuts and said that there's no shortage of money - it's just being used for war instead of for people. Likewise, at the next stop, a public school, a teachers' union activist made the same demands: "fund our schools instead of wasting money on endless wars!" The event, sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace and a coalition of local labor and community groups, was given prominent coverage on Channel 12 which covers Brooklyn news. A video is posted here of that broadcast as well as photos of the day's eventsRead More