June

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Real peace and fake doves

Public pressure will be essential to bring all the troops home, but another big struggle will be to ensure that the war dollars are used to create jobs and fund human needs.

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Peace leader: Obama pullout speech a beginning to build on

Judith LeBlanc, field director of Peace Action, said President Obama reflected the views of a majority when he called for "nation-building here at home" in his June 22 speech announcing troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. 

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Mayors call for quick end to Afghan war

The U.S. Conference of Mayors approved a resolution June 20 calling for a quick end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and transfer of the money to job-creating programs in our nation's cities.