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Audio from AFSC

Audio from AFSC

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.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the on Fast Track roller coaster votes in the House (and the need to now call your Senators!), ongoing successes of Occupy Wall Street, what’s behind a report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on how the IMF is killing prosperity (and how banks in this country are doing the same), and how the Pope’s “Encyclical” document on climate change is an indictment of capitalism and endless economic growth.
Dominque Stevenson, Program Director for AFSC's Friend of a Friend program, describes the work of Friend of a Friend and how that program is addressing the needs of predominantly black communities in Baltimore that are heavily impacted by mass incarceration, hunger, and poverty.
Dominque Stevenson, Program Director for AFSC's Friend of a Friend program, describes the work of Friend of a Friend and how that program is addressing the needs of predominantly black communities in Baltimore that are heavily impacted by mass incarceration, hunger, and poverty. http://afsc.org/calls-spirited-action
Raed Jarrar, Policy Impact Coordinator for AFSC's Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, tells three powerful and heartbreaking stories about living in Iraq during US invasions in the 1990s and 2000s, including so-called "Shock and Awe" in 2003. http://afsc.org/calls-spirited-action
Raed Jarrar, Policy Impact Coordinator for AFSC's Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, tells three powerful and heartbreaking stories about living in Iraq during US invasions in the 1990s and 2000s, including so-called "Shock and Awe" in 2003.
Jennifer Piper, Program Director for Interfaith Organizing in AFSC's Denver Office, discusses the model of accompaniment, what faith communities bring to immigrant justice work, and the importance of lifting up the voices and leadership of immigrant communities.
Jennifer Piper, Program Director for Interfaith Organizing in AFSC's Denver Office, discusses the model of accompaniment, what faith communities bring to immigrant justice work, and the importance of lifting up the voices and leadership of immigrant communities. http://afsc.org/calls-spirited-action
Arnie Alpert, Co-Director of AFSC's New Hampshire program, talks about corporate influence in US politics and cites Congressman Buck McKeon and immigrant dentention centers as two specific examples of "Governing Under the Influence." Visit gui.afsc.org for more information.

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