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Audio from AFSC

Genevieve Mitchell is a spokesperson for the  July 15-17 People’s Justice & Peace Convention in Cleveland, which will take place just prior to the Republican National Convention (RNC). She discusses the purpose of the event, who will be speaking, some of the issues that will be addressed and how participants will help develop a “People’s Platform” of alternative principles and policies promoting justice, peace, democracy and sustainability that will be delivered to the RNC and Democratic National Convention (DNC) a week later in Philadelphia. 
In this era of mass deportation, border violence, immigrant detention centers, and xenophobia, how can we as Friends support the immigrant rights movement and co-create the beloved community?   
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on the anti-free speech and assembly guidelines for protesting at the RNC in Cleveland, the reasons for Governor Kasich to veto a “poll tax” bill, and the visit of President Obama to Hiroshima, Japan (Length 30:51).
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on a new report touting the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the continued failures and political influence of the ECOT charter school system in Ohio, and transpartisan support for ending corporate personhood. (Length 26:52)
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on rising inequality, the successful Cleveland effort to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, economic deterioration, the need to oppose an Ohio Senate bill to disenfranchise voters, and the $2 billion-plus raised, to date, for the 2016 Presidential elections (Length 39:59)
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and interview Imam Paul Hasan, who is a Northeast Ohio AFSC Committee Member and long-time community activist in Northeast Ohio. Paul discusses the End Poverty Now march coming up on July 18, 2016.
Imam Paul Hasan is a Northeast Ohio AFSC Committee Member and long-time community activist in Northeast Ohio. Today's interview was to discuss the End Poverty Now march coming up on July 18, 2016.
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on the status and causes of the ongoing home foreclosure crisis in Ohio and nationally, update the status of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement, and summarize the new ACLU Ohio protestor rights manual  (Length 33:30)
Responses and resistance to militarism Learn how you can bring the traveling exhibit 'Humanize, not Militarize' to your community and host events to challenge the narrative of militarism in the US and around the world with Mary Zerkel. Mary Zerkel is co-coordinator of AFSC’s Wage Peace Campaign, which works toward the demilitarization of US foreign and domestic policy.  Mary is on the steering committee of the New Priorities Network, a national network of diverse organizations working to cut the military budget and fund human needs.

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