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Audio from AFSC

We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the weakening of citizen initiatives to promote democracy in light of the passage of Ohio Issue 2,  an update on the mail carrier who landed a gyrocopter on the Capital lawn to deliver letters to Congress on reducing money in elections, the latest figures on poverty and wealth…and what needs to be done about it, student debt and the upcoming November 12 “Million Student March” across the country (including several in NE Ohio), and the release of the full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agree
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on upcoming actions on the Trans Pacific Partnership, how income inequality is more severe than we think, the wider importance of the judicial ruling allowing the class action suit by Occupy Wall Street for illegal eviction to proceed, and 3 final reflections on problems of Ohio Issue 2. 
In Part I of our series on the Quaker Social Change Ministry pilot program, we give an overview of this powerful model for social change that comes from the work of three Unitarian Universalist ministers in the Denver area - Kelly Dignan, Kierstin Homblette, and Deborah Holder. Learn how your meeting/church can engage in Spirit-led social justice work centered in companioning communities most impacted by oppression with Kierstin Homblette, Greg Elliott, and Lucy Duncan.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the low incomes of workers and its causes, basic income guarantees, the EPA and other regulatory agencies as a means of controlling corporate actions, and the need to abolish “electoral capital punishment."
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the violence and injustices in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Syria and Israel/Palestine), global economic inequality, why government corruption tops list of Americans’ fears, and the 158 families who are the biggest investors in the Presidential campaign.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) corporate rule deal; the 10 Reasons to Vote NO on State Issue 2; and the ongoing economic non-recovery…as well an invitation for ideas and strategies to work together to react and proact to the coming financial crisis. 
AFSC Friends Relations offers many opportunities to congregations to interact with the programs of AFSC. Listen to Lucy Duncan, Director of Friends Relations, and Greg Elliott, Friends Relations Associate, discuss our many offerings. From the simple and easy to more long-term commitments, there's a way for everyone to get involved. Please visit afsc.org/friends/resources for more information.
The United States needs a budget that takes care of its people and needs to push for a nuclear test ban, according to Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines. Cownie spoke at an observance of the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki, organized by Catholic Peace Ministry, WILPF, AFSC and others. The event was held at the Japanese Bell on the State Capitol grounds. (In this 9-minute audio, Mayor Cownie is introduced by Erika McCroskey, Director of Catholic Peace Ministry.)
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week and introduce and interview three participants at the U.S. Social Forum (William Clarence Marshall, Genevieve Mitchell and Derrek Dissell) taking place in Philadelphia this weekend.

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