Yes We Can! Get out of Afghanistan!

Tord Björk | Action,Climate,war | Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Protest manifestation
Wednesday December 9th at 4 o’clock p.m.
At the US Embassy Copenhagen
Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24
President Obama’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan and further extend it to Pakistan invokes protests  all over the world. A number of Danish grassroot organisations now calls for a torchlight manifestation at the US Embassy in Copenhagen December 9th at 4 o’clock p.m.

One day later Barack Obama absurdly is scheduled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. A protest torchlight procession in that city is announced to the evening of the 10th of December.
– If President Obama had announced to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq within a short time limit, and put an end to these illegal and disastrous wars and occupations, there might be a valid reason for the award, Troels Riis Larsen, spokesperson for the protest in Copenhagen says. – But the opposite is the case. Obama speaks very much about peace, while he actually continues and extends the wars.

Troels Riis Larsen continues:
– At the same time we would like to point out  the close connection between war and climate crises. Not only in terms of destruction of the wartorn countries, but also to the fact, that the military is the  number one culprit of unproductive carbon dioxide emissions.

He stresses that the protest will be ‘totally non-violent’.

The protest will include speeches by a number of Danish and international peace and climate activists.  Peace activist Ulla Røder who with Trident Ploughshares in 2001 received the Right Livelihood Award – the socalled ‘Alternate Nobel Prize’ – for actions against nuclear submarines in Scotland.
The US labor singer Anne Feeney and other artists will take part.

The event will be bilingual, mainly in English.
For contact  mail to

or call  Troels Riis Larsen 0045 – 40883846

See flyer/poster here
Picture of Ulla Røder, Ellen Moxley, Angie Zelter of Trident Ploughshares

Pictures of Anne Feeney

Satire: Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize by Brasilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff

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