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Audio from AFSC

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.
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. http://afsc.org/calls-spirited-action
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.
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.

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