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The United States bombed a hospital in Afghanistan this past weekend.

The war on Afghanistan enters Year 15 this week.

We hoped that 250 people would raise their voices in opposition on the Thunderclap planned for Wednesday, but already 1,000 have — and rising! Join here.

Almost 6 years after President Obama’s 2009 “surge,” there remain close to 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with the Pentagon talking up the need to keep those troops there and add more.

Our friends at Voices for Creative Nonviolence are mobilizing activists to gather in front of hospitals around the U.S. and elsewhere in the world, under the message, “Dropping Bombs Here would be a War Crime!” and “The same is true in Afghanistan.”

Our allies will be protesting in Chicago on Tuesday, October 6, at 3 p.m. in front of Stroger Hospital (at Ogden and Damen).

Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., CodePink is inviting everyone who’d like to help to protest at the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Tuesday. Meet 8 a.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50. Contact: mailto:Michaela@codepink.org?can_id=a4f488f42ad134d4357acc4bfa4bb613&source=email-protest-bombing-hospitals&email_referrer=protest-bombing-hospitals

Listen to a discussion of the hospital bombing and the consciences of soldiers here: Talk Nation Radio: Maria Santelli on Conscience and War.

Read Ruminations of an Afghan Girl Burning to Death in a Hospital Bed.

Watch this video: How ‘Anti-War’ is the United Nations? – David Swanson (World Beyond War)

Sign the Declaration of Peace.