Sunday, December 25, 2011

Stop the War on Christmas: Cease Fire in Afghanistan

American soldiers during a push against insurgents in the Zhari district of Afghanistan, west of Kandahar city, on September 21, 2010. (Photo: Tyler Hicks / The New York Times)

Saturday 24 December 2011
by: Robert Naiman, Truthout | Op-Ed

"The Christmas truce has a rich history …
In December 1914, as war raged in Europe, Pope Benedict
XV called for a Christmas cease-fire … In one of the most compelling acts of mass civil disobedience in the 20th
century, rank-and-file troops carried out the action that the
Pope had called for, negotiating local Christmas cease-fires
on the Western Front…. Maybe, if we get busy, by Christmas 2014, the guns in Afghanistan will be silenced for good."
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