Peace Action calls for end to U.S. action in Afghanistan

YOUNGSTOWN -- Members of Peace Action Youngstown were to voice this morning their opposition to military strikes in Afghanistan because of what they call the crippling effect on humanitarian aid.
Julie Stout, a Peace Action member, was to point out that food cannot be distributed to the 1.5 million Afghans facing imminent starvation, and it is impossible to get any more supplies into the country because of the bombings and military lockdown.
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center estimates that by spring the number of Afghans in danger of starving will jump to 7.5 million.
Peace Action members were to call for an immediate end to the military strikes in Afghanistan and for concerned citizens to call President Bush via the White House comment line, (202) 456-1111, their U.S. representatives via the Capitol switchboard, (202) 225-3121 or (202) 224-3121, and Secretary of State Colin Powell, (202) 647-5291.
Today is National Call-In Day for Peace.
Rather than maintaining a war with Afghanistan, Peace Action members are calling for the United States to seek a peaceful, diplomatic means to justice.