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Post 3: Arrival, New Friends, Border Free Center

Posted on  Veterans For Peace SF
by Salam from Kabul!
Peace To You From Afghanistan!

Borderfree Center Opening Sherri Maurin

I arrived at 10am on Thursday morning, to sweltering heat and heavy lines. Smiling, yet shy children, peaking out from behind mother’s scarves, made the long wait at Customs easier, but once I was released into the scorching heat of Kabul, my all black clothing, including a head scarf, seemed like a bad choice!

The entrance was virtually empty except for the armed guard off at a distance. No one is allowed close to the airport, so the search to find my waiting friends, when all of the numbers I had weren’t working, was a challenge! They were there, but without internet or phone access we never connected, and instead I was given a ride by an Al Jazeera reporter just returning to Afghanistan to cover John Kerry’s arrival. Continue reading


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Post 2: The Clouds Over Kabul

Posted on Veterans For Peace SF
by KabulAfghanistan

2014-0805-FlyingintoAfghanistan-S-Maurin800The sky framed by the oval plane window on the last of 4 legs, is ablaze. The charcoal horizon elevates a deep orange bank of clouds which are churned into a paler, lighter orange, and the hills of Afghanistan rise from behind this striking colored curtain with dark contours, sharply outlined with ochre highlights.I’d been less optimistic when the flight was delayed without warning; when the call to board finally came an hour late, a tsunami of passengers raced towards the security check—all seeking to be first, only to be queued again for a transport bus to the actual plane.   Continue reading


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IVAW & VFP @St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 15, 2014
Saturday, 11am–2pm
Market Street: 2nd street to Civic Center
San Francisco

Be visible and be heard! Support us, join us and cheer us on —Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Agains the War at the 163rd annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The West Coast largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture. Continue reading


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Butterfly Night: Transform For Chelsea

Butterfly Night
Sunday, October 27
6-10pm
Veterans Community Media Center
$5 in Costume, $10 not in Costume
Benefit Pvt. Manning Support Group
Contact: John Caldera SFCommishCaldera@aol.com
Courage to Resist: 510 488-3559, couragetoresist.org

“Butterfly Night—Transform 4 Chelsea Noche de Mariposas —a Halloween costume party benefiting the Pvt Manning Support Group.

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VCMC: October At A Glance

October Activities At The Veterans Community Media Center

October at the Veterans Community Media Center

Download a pdf and send it to a friend: October 2013 at VCMC