NJ Peace Action

Peace Vigil & Press Conference

Dec 28 2011 4:30 pm
Dec 28 2011 6:00 pm

Join Veterans, Military Families, and
Area Residents at a special Vigil and Press Conference
  Wednesday, December 28, 2011National Guard AmoryTeaneckRoad and Liberty Road,
Teaneck, NJ 076664:30-6:00 pm

 Welcome the end of the war on Iraq!  

Most US troops will be out of Iraq by Dec. 31!  Mark this important victory! Mourn the tragic loss of 4483 US troops and over 1 million Iraqi civilians.Mourn the suffering of the wounded and the traumatized.Shout out against the diversion of over $806 billion spent on the war in Iraq.Then, call for an immediate end to the war on Afghanistan!

Bring the troops home from Afghanistan NOW!

   Bring the war dollars** home for our communities - for education, housing, jobs, and health care.Sponsors: The TeaneckPeace Vigil, Military Families Speak Out, Bergen County www.mfsobergencounty.org,, Veterans For Peace, Chapter 21 NJwww.vetsforpeace21.blogspot.com.


Other sponsors are welcome.


**According to the National Priorities Project (www.nationalpriorities.org), war spending for Iraq and Afghanistan for 2011 has been $169.4 billion! High levels of funding will continue for 2012. The Project On Government Oversight (www.pogo.org) estimates that taxpayers will now fund 14,000 - 16,000 contractors in Iraq. According to POGO, among the companies who will provide contractors in Iraq - KBR, DynCorpand Blackwater- are in the Project On Government Oversight's (POGO) Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (www.contractormisconduct.org). All 3 have extensive misconduct histories. Why aren't they prosecuted? Why do we continue to use them????? Ask your Senator or Congressman.