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Artists’ focus: Afghan civilians

The Women Against War national tour art exhibit - Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, is memorializing Afghan civilian casualties that will be displayed at seven area venues in the Capital Region from October 12th  through November 12th.
This traveling exhibit was initiated on Wednesday with a  Press Conference at the Legislative Office Building. Over 50 area women dressed in the black of traditional mourning were holding 25 works for display and speakers will provided context for the project. The opening week of this exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Women Against War national tour art exhibit - Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, is memorializing Afghan civilian casualties that will be displayed at seven area venues in the Capital Region from October 12th through November 12th. This traveling exhibit was initiated on Wednesday with a Press Conference at the Legislative Office Building. Over 50 area women dressed in the black of traditional mourning were holding 25 works for display and speakers will provided context for the project. The opening week of this exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
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A traveling collection of artwork meant to memorialize civilian casualties in the 10 years since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan will be featured at seven Capital Region venues throughout the coming weeks. The exhibit’s national tour — called “Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan” — began its regional opening in Albany on Wednesday in the Legislative Office Building. It is being sponsored locally by the Capital District Women Against War, ...

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airedale1950
October 13, 2011
4:42 a.m.

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How about a second "sister" traveling exhibit to tour along side this one honoring fallen US troops killed in Afghanistan fighting for the civil rights of these people? How about a few pictures of the faces of Mothers of US Marines killed in the effort to educate little Afghan girls and boys? Probably too expensive to drag THOSE around too....this is crazy...
Where is the outrage about the Taliban shooting women on soccer fields for reading a book, or venturing too far from some mud hole in the ground without her husband's consent. What about the young girls beaten and abused or murdered outright for any number of religiously sanctioned 'offenses'?
Guess what happens to the women and administrators of that village to the south of Kabul and it's education center without US involvement? You got it, a one way trip back to the soccer field.
Do they wish to return to world in which a woman with a sick child who needs a hospital is beaten for bringing that child to hospital because she had no male relative to accompany her there? Or she has to paint her windows in her dwelling black if she has no man because the Taliban made him blow himself up for his god and the death of a couple of soldiers? Or she risks death for venturing out of her home without a proper burqa? Of course the doctor or nurse who would treat a patient brought to them under such circumstances would be severely beaten for that act of kindness too.
Maybe we should get out, and we can insure the rapid return of the Taliban or some other equally medieval Muslim sect to work their magic there. Pull out our forces and our money.

That should give these women and their traveling sob story ammunition for the next One Hundred years.

wmarincic
October 13, 2011
9:59 p.m.

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My son who was in Iraq will be in Afghanistan less than a month after his first child is born in December. My daughter will be in Afghanistan in June defending these 3rd century people. The Russians could not do it in twenty years and we will not do it unless we do what we did in Japan. Stop all aid to Afghanistan and let them continue to kill each other. I'm so sick of these libs and their paintings and pictures and sob stories. This is exactly the reason we can't complete the job over there, this is a damn war and people die in wars. We have always had wars and we will always have wars. Finish it or get out.

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