From From VVAW's National Steering Committee 10/27/01 by VVAW:
On October 7, military action began against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. In the VVAW statement on the September 11 terrorist attacks, we argued against the use of "massive military power" as a response. While those who committed and supported the awful acts of terrorism in New York and Washington, DC, must be brought to justice, VVAW does not accept that US military intervention in Afghanistan will be the answer.
We must carve out space for dissent in this country, dissent that is now under threat with the passage of a sweeping anti-terrorism bill by the US Congress. It is time for all of us to stand up for justice and reason now, to really be "winter soldiers" in these times when our views are being marginalized and may be unpopular.
We call upon people to continue participation in demonstrations and rallies across the country. These are necessary to avoid the feeling of isolation in this dangerous time... Read More