Thank You for Urging Donald Trump to End U.S. War in Afghanistan

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Elliott Adams, Veterans For Peace
Deborah K. Andresen, Tackling Torture at the Top
Rita Archibald, Nonviolence Trainer
Judy Bello, Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars
Medea Benjamin, Code Pink
Fred Bially
Barry Binks, Veterans for Peace Ch. 87, Occupy Beale
Toby Blome’, Code Pink
Alison Bodine, Mobilization Against War and Occupation
Leah Bolger, World Beyond War
John Calder, Veterans for Peace Ch. 69
Kathleen Christison, Author, Veterans for Peace
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
Helena Cobban, Just World Books
David Cobb, 2004 Green Party Presidential Nominee
Jeff Cohen, RootsAction.org
Gerry Condon,Veterans for Peace National Board of Directors
Mary Crosby, Roman Catholic Women Priests
James Eilers, Code Pink Auxiliary
Michael Eisenscher, U.S. Labor Against the War
Melissa Crosby, Black Lives Matter
Nicolas J S Davies, author
Mary Dean, World Beyond War
Thomas Dickinson, Tackling Torture at the Top, Women Against Military Madness
Jennifer DiZio, UC Berkeley
Maria Eitz, Roman Catholic Women Priests
Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblower
Jodie Evans, Code Pink
Joseph J. Fahey, Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace
Robert Fantina, World Beyond War
Bill Fletcher Jr., BlackCommentator.com
Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
Bruce K. Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Johan Galtung, Founder Trancend Interntional
Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition UK
The Rev. Dr. Diana C. Gibson, Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice
Michael Goldstein, The 99 Percent
Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof.com
Will Griffin, The Peace Report
Patty Guerrero, Tackling Torture at the Top, Women Against  Military Madness, Pax-Salon
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
Amith Gupta, student, NYU School of Law
Bill Habedank, Veterans For Peace Ch. 115
Steve Harms, Peace Lutheran Church, Past-President Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
David Hartsough, Peaceworkers
Jan Hartsough, San Francisco Friends Meeting
Hayley Hathaway, Quaker Earthcare Witness
Dud Hendrick, Veterans for Peace
Adam Hochschild, author
Matthew Hoh, former director of Afghanistan Study Group
Martha Hubert, Code Pink San Francisco
Aaron Hughes, Iraq Veterans Against the War
Tony Jenkins, World Beyond War
Sonja Johnson, Women Against Military Madness
Kathy Kelly, Voices For Creative Nonviolence
Gary W. King, Tackling Torture at the Top, Women Against Military Madness
John Kiriakou, former Central Intelligence agency officer
Dennis Kucinich, former Member of United States Congress
Peter Kuznick, Professor of History, American University
Barry Ladendorf, Veterans For Peace President Board of Directors
Paul Leuenberger, Veterans for Peace
Dave Lindorff, This Can’t Be Happening
Dave Logsdon, Veterans For Peace Ch. 27
Richard Lord, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
Douglas Mackey, Global Days of Listening
Jody Mackey, New Traditions Fair Trade
Mike Madden, Veterans For Peace Ch. 27
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate
Ben Manski, Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution
Stephen Matchett, AVP Trainer, San Francisco Friends Meeting
Sherri Maurin, Campaign Nonviolence, Associate Veterans for Peace Ch. 69
Ken Mayers, Veterans for Peace
Ray McGovern, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Cynthia McKinney, former member of United States Congress
Stephen McNeil, American Friends Service Committee
Michael T. McPhearson, Veterans For Peace Executive Director
Tom Morman, Nonviolence Coalition San Jose
Nick Mottern, Knowdrones.com
Elizabeth Murray, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, NIC
Michael Nagler, Metta Center for Nonviolence Founder and President
Carroll Nast, Veterans for Peace Ch. 122
Agneta Norberg, Swedish Peace Council
Cathe Norman, Veterans for Peace Associate
Tom Norman, Veterans for Peace Ch. 60
Todd E. Pierce, JA, MAJ, USA (Ret.)
Gareth Porter, journalist, author
Pancho Francisco Ramos-Stierle, Casa de Paz, Canticle Farm
John C. Reiger, Veterans For Peace
Denny Riley, Veterans For Peace Chapter 69
Coleen Rowley, retired FBI agent and legal counsel
Mike Rufo, Musician
Judith Sandoval, Veterans for Peace Ch. 69
Bill Schwab, Americans for Justice
Julie Searle, Educator
Michael Shaughnessy, educator
Cindy Sheehan, peace activist
Eva Sivill, Casa de Paz, Canticle Farm
Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Gar Smith, Environmentalists Against War
David Solnit, Global Organizer, Writer, Puppeteer
Norman Solomon, RootsAction.org
Melvin Starks, Unitarian Universalist Church
Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party presidential candidate
David Swanson, World Beyond War
Shelley Tannenbaum, Quaker Earthcare Witness
Brian Terrell, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Tiffany Tool, Nonviolent Peaceforce
Chip Tucker, Charlottesville Friends Meeting
Louie J. Vitale, OFM, Pace e Bene, Nevada Desert Experience
Zohreh Whitaker, Veterans for Peace, Peace Action
Phil Wilayto, the Virginia Defender
Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army colonel
Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance

57 Responses

  1. RESPECTED FRIENDS

    Peacemakers are people who wholeheartedly and all the forces committed to a fair peace built on truth and justice. This commitment to peace starts from personal relationships with others where they will avoid everything that might hurt the coexistence of people and where they will be sincere endeavor about what promotes peace, understanding, mutual help and acceptance of differences. Being a peacemaker means to act . This beatitude of the peacemakers inevitably involves action that is focused on building a healthy and complete relations between people and integral relationship between people and God himself. It creates the conditions for coexistence and opens up the possibility of achieving meaningful and peaceful life. However, this requirement is not only related to the man inside, but he has in front of him and some external goal: peace. All the other bliss summed actually in this case the pursuit of peace includes everything in the other beatitudes presented as a request and invitation. Because if a person is arrogant, indifferent to the suffering of others, if the hardened heart, unfair, with bad intentions, then the struggle for peace were already doomed to complete failure. Jesus’ call to peace should not be understood as a means or as a life attitude of indifference towards everything that is going on, but as an active commitment to life becomes a struggle for extinction, that one does not become a wolf to man, rather than a partner, does that life becomes fair game which will win the greater good, the greater justice, greater love. Then life will be dynamic, but not violent; interesting, but by no means exclusive; tiring, but not exhausting dangerous; tense, but by no means destructive. Call to Peacemaking presupposes belief that all conflicts and hostility can be overcome in a peaceful dialogue and arguments; that all struggle with that man in your life encounters can humanize and ultimately human resolve. The message of this bliss is quite clear, but in practice it is often forgotten that God is the Father of all men, because he is their creator; He is interested in them as for his creatures. On the other hand, seen from a man’s perspective, people are essentially equal to each other in a real sense, sisters and brothers because they are descended from the same Father. The establishment of these relations on the ground between people and the assumption is that God is truly our Father and to accept us as his children: as sons and daughters of their love.

  2. الشاب الغني
    وَبَيْنَمَا كَانَ خَارِجاً إِلَى الطَّرِيقِ، أَسْرَعَ إِلَيْهِ رَجُلٌ وَجَثَا لَهُ يَسْأَلُهُ: “أَيُّهَا الْمُعَلِّمُ الصَّالِحُ، مَاذَا أَعْمَلُ لأَرِثَ الْحَيَاةَ الأَبَدِيَّةَ؟” وَلكِنَّ يَسُوعَ قَالَ لَهُ: “لِمَاذَا تَدْعُونِي الصَّالِحَ؟ لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ صَالِحاً إِلاَّ وَاحِدٌ، وَهُوَ اللهُ . أَنْتَ تَعْرِفُ الْوَصَايَا: لاَ تَقْتُلْ؛ لاَ تَزْنِ؛ لاَ تَسْرِقْ؛ لاَ تَشْهَدْ بِالزُّورِ؛ لاَ تَظْلِمْ؛ أَكْرِمْ أَبَاكَ وَأُمَّكَ!” فَأَجَابَهُ قَائِلاً: “هَذِهِ كُلُّهَا عَمِلْتُ بِهَا مُنْذُ صِغَرِي” وَإِذْ نَظَرَ يَسُوعُ إِلَيْهِ، أَحَبَّهُ، وَقَالَ لَهُ: “يَنْقُصُكَ شَيْءٌ وَاحِدٌ: اذْهَبْ، بِعْ كُلَّ مَا عِنْدَكَ، وَوَزِّعْ عَلَى الْفُقَرَاءِ، فَيَكُونَ لَكَ كَنْزٌ فِي السَّمَاءِ، ثُمَّ تَعَالَ اتْبَعْنِي”. وَأَمَّا هُوَ فَمَضَى حَزِيناً وَقَدِ اكْتَأَبَ مِنْ هَذَا الْقَوْلِ، لأَنَّهُ كَانَ صَاحِبَ ثَرْوَةٍ كَبِيرَ ةٍ. فَتَطَلَّعَ يَسُوعُ حَوْلَهُ وَقَالَ لِتَلاَمِيذِهِ: “مَا أَصْعَبَ دُخُولَ الأَغْنِيَاءِ إِلَى مَلَكُوتِ اللهِ!” فَدُهِشَ التَّلاَمِيذُ لِهَذَا الْكَلاَمِ. فَعَادَ يَسُوعُ يَقُولُ لَهُمْ: “يَابَنِيَّ، مَا أَصْعَبَ دُخُولَ الْمُتَّكِلِينَ عَلَى الْمَالِ إِلَى مَلَكُوتِ اللهِ!” فَأَسْهَلُ أَنْ يَدْخُلَ الْجَمَلُ فِي ثَقْبِ إِبْرَةٍ، مِنْ أَنْ يَدْخُلَ الْغَنِيُّ إِلَى مَلَكُوتِ اللهِ”. فَذُهِلُوا إِلَى الْغَايَةِ، وَقَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ: “وَمَنْ يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يَخْلُصَ؟” فَقَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ وَهُوَ نَاظِرٌ إِلَيْهِمْ: “هَذَا مُسْتَحِيلٌ عِنْدَ النَّاسِ، وَلكِنْ لَيْسَ عِنْدَ اللهِ. فَإِنَّ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ مُسْتَطَاعٌ عِنْدَ اللهِ! ” فَأَخَذَ بُطْرُسُ يَقُولُ لَهُ: “هَا نَحْنُ قَدْ تَرَكْنَا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وَتَبِعْنَاكَ.” فَأَجَابَ يَسُوعُ: “الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: مَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ تَرَكَ لأَجْلِي وَلأَجْلِ الإِنْجِيلِ بَيْتاً أَوْ إِخْوَةً أَوْ أَخَوَاتٍ أَوْ أُمّاً أَوْ أَباً أَوْ أَوْلاَداً أَوْ حُقُولاً، إِلاَّ وَيَنَالُ مِئَةَ ضِعْفٍ الآنَ فِي هَذَا الزَّمَانِ، وَفِي الزَّمَانِ الآتِي الْحَيَاةَ الأَبَدِيَّةَ. وَلكِنْ أَوَّلُونَ كَثِيرُونَ يَصِيرُونَ آخِرِينَ، وَالآخِرُونَ يَصِيرُونَ أَوَّلِينَ! “

  3. Since Trump didnt put Afghanistan on the “no entry” list, they must not house terrorists, according to him. If he wants to help make America great again he can reinvest the billions going to Afghanistan in American jobs instead of pointless death and destruction propagated by this war.

    1. What I do not understand is why Saudi Arabia, the country supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda, Is not on the list.

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  4. Continuing to waste lives and money is not making anyone “Great”. Enough is enough. Stop this war and let the people of Afganistan rebuild their live and communities.

    1. This is a sad attitude for somebody who is part of a peace movement. To show hatred and scorn towards every member of another nation is exactly what starts atrocities- not stops them. One million Brits marched against our involvement in Bush’s initial attack. we were not listened to. Still we work towards a better future. We don’t give up, and we don’t ridicule those who are less informed. The Peace Pledge Union sends out more White Poppies year on year. We WILL overcome one day.

  5. I appreciate your stand on NATO, Mr. President. I hope you can end the Cold War, and all the invasions, including Afghanistan.

  6. Clem Alford,

    That is all very well for you to say, but we are paying for it, with our taxes, to support the militarist British Establishment, and all of those army officers, living in mansions in Surrey, and their butlers.

    I want the Brits out, as well!

  7. War is a failure of diplomacy. Diplomacy that represents corporate desires for money is doomed to fail. Start talking and DO NOT STOP. If ONE stops, the other must LISTEN.

  8. Out of Middle Eastern conflicts entirely ASAP. Re-allocate most new Pentagon funding requests to building a wall (if you insist) or toward funding a military patrol of the Mexican border, ASAP.

  9. Leave the Middle Eastern conflicts entirely ASAP> Re-allocate Pentagon funds toward your wall if you must, or better yet toward troops to patrol the Mexican Border ASAP.

  10. Mr. Trump, Please follow through on your speeches against money and lives wasted by the last two administrations with wars and regime change. I believe you know these wars are created primarily for military industrial corporation sales of weapons and munitions. I hope you will be able to direct the protests to the psychopathic elite who own these corporations who produce the weapons of mass destruction and promote war for their sale – in effect preying upon humanity.
    Thank you for stopping Clinton, by any means possible, from continuing this agenda.

  11. Let the Taliban take over again. At least they had the decency not to flood the world markets and American streets with cheap heroin as is the case now. Reinvestigate 911. It was an inside job. Put the real war criminals in jail. Join us at 911tap.org. Peace

  12. We have spent over 1.5 trillion dollars and spent thousands of lives with no end in sight. Its time to bring the troops home.

  13. Peace will come when we break the war machine, break it by whatever means necessary but break it. Begging has yet to work, direct action makes it a lot more difficult for the perpetrators of these endless wars to go no with business as usual.If we could organize a wave of direct actions that moves across the country until they drown the war machine or break it. 17 years and we still can’t end these wars, something is wrong with our strategy it does not produce the intended results. What is it that we keep getting wrong but is not willing to face it and admit our defeat. would this move us to retool and attack this war machine in a different way that will break it? Another conference and the wars continue? This conference must provide the direction and strategy to deliver the death blow to war period, if not its just more wasted time.

  14. I added a comment to the Pres. about his haVing soken against US involvement all over the world, and that now his advisors and administration are doing more of it in the area where US interference got a few people hating the US in the first place!

  15. The war in Afghanistan interferes with the people’s right to self-determination regardless of what others (Russia or US) think. We have no more right to contol Afghans, Native Americans, Africans, and Asians than the Dalek or Borg over Earthlings and other aliens.

  16. This is an ongoing war. Cost to many lives and also money! It’s time to stop! The money which wasted there should use at home on the homeless veterans and people!

  17. Our government keeps saying how much they love our military people. Love is not sending someone off to die. Love is not taking benefits away from veterans that are injured and that hurt by the horror of war. Why aren’t the v.f.w. And the American legion opposed to all these wars? I can’t understand why these organizations support a president that’s a trader. He has none of our values. It’s time veterans started fighting for the American people. Isn’t that why we go to war?

  18. “To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom. Their courage teaches us a great lesson—that there are things in this world worth defending.” — Ronald Reagan, Mar. 21 1983

    To find out the real reason for the current US involvement in the Mideast, read “The Night After” by Israeli former MK Uri Avnery (Google it).

  19. It’s time to reread Paul Kennedy”s “The Rise and Fall of Great Powers” as he eloquently describes the inevitable implosion economically of empires from the costs of their military overstretch.

  20. I am aligned with Gandi who freed a country by peaceful means. War only brings more war and it starts with each person standing for being calm and not accepting war.

  21. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Palestine, Ukraine, Honduras, Venezuela, Cuba, Chile, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, East Timor, Hawai’i and all Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Russia, China, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Mexico, and America – wherever the U. S. government treads, it spills the blood of the innocent on behalf of greed and the machinery of war. Whenever I see the U. S. flag, I see the universal symbol for terrorism.

  22. I will happily sign this petition if it ends the bloodshed in Afghanistan. The unnecessary suffering of their people.

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  24. This war has done nothing but cost millions of lives. Enough is enough. Please leave the people of Afghanistan to live their lives. No more war, no more blood. Nothing good has ever come from war.

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