Afghan Peace Volunteers’ statement read at Oct 6 rally for #Assange & #WikiLeaksThe Afghan Peace Volunteers are a group of courageous activists campaigning for an end to war in their country.
This statement, read at the October 6 Sydney rally for Assange and Wikileaks, was arranged through Gail Malone, an Australian peace activist and member of the Support Assange and WikiLeaks Coalition. Gail has been talking to members of the Afghan Peace Volunteers since the first Global Day of Listening 18 months ago.
Monthly Days of Listening involve skype conversations between Afghan peace activists and others around the world. Conversations are recorded so that the listening – and learning – can be shared by others. Anyone can take part: visit globaldaysoflistening.org
During Gail’s first conversation, as soon as they heard that she was Australian, the Afghan participants mentioned their support for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Publication of the Afghan War logs gave them hope that we in the West would see the reality of the suffering created by the war in their country, and work with them towards achieving peace.
The Afghan Peace Volunteers Friends of WikiLeaks has been established and we hope this statement will be the first step in an ongoing collaboration with them.