The Canterbury-Bankstown Peace Group has launched a petition calling for the immediate withdrawal of all Australian troops from Afghanistan. Successive governments have used the "pretext of pursuing terrorists to impose a 'pro-western' government on the people of Afghanistan" Marlene Obeid from CBPG said in a media statement.
Raul Bassi, also from the group, added that "The Australian government continues to aid and abet in the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan to maintain their preferred regime, contrary to the 1945 UN Charter, the 1960 Declaration on Decolonisation and the 1966 International Bill of Rights". The group has a target of at least 1000 signatures by the end of May. Phone Raul on 0403 037 376 to support the campaign.