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Interview of Anita T., National Committee Coordinator of Hip Hop Congress, on the commercialization of Hip Hop culture, Hip Hop and rap music, community efforts to recapture Hip Hop, and the joint Hip Hop Congress-Move to Amend traveling “What the BLEEP Happened to Hip Hop” ,conferences, including one planned for July in Cleveland, her home town. 
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on over 2000 groups who now oppose and are working against Fast Track and the Trans Pacific Partnership, a judge who ruled that Vermont law protecting human  rights over corporate rights is legitimate, more evidence of how money pollutes politics and elections, the just introduced We the People bill in Congress that would end corporate personhood and money as speech, and a Baltimore corporate executive who accurately reflects on the economic and political roots of the tragedies there…and what may c
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on Hillary Clinton's support of a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, how to fund needed infrastructure repairs, IMF warnings of global financial instability, and the latest votes for and opposition to Fast Track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
This election season, AFSC will join conversations in the growing congressional and presidential campaigns, with a message of getting money out of politics. Using the tactics of bird dogging and peaceful demonstrations, AFSC staff and volunteers will insist that our politicians address the issue of corporate money and politics, and help provide alternatives.  Arnie Alpert, Co-Director of AFSC's New Hampshire program, presented on the "Governing under the Influence" campaign, and how Quakers can get involved.  
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a new report documenting multinational corporations dodging billions in U.S. taxes, the death of Eric Harris by a man who contributed to the Tulsa police department for the chance to play cop, the postal pilot who flew on the Capital lawn for campaign finance reform, why GE corporation is leaving the profitable banking business, and a call to stop the just-introduced Fast Track TPP bill.
Eric Miranda tells his young daughter two things every morning when he drops her off at school: “Be a leader, and do the right thing.” If he forgets, she reminds him. No wonder she’s on the dean’s list and praised for her leadership skills. This spring semester, Eric’s been practicing his own advice as an intern with AFSC’s Youth Peacebuilding and Justice Program in Chicago. A four-year veteran of the military, he’s currently finishing his Justice Studies major at Northeastern University.
Special thanks to Mike Murphy and KKFI radio in Kansas City for this recording. AFSC Kansas City's "If I Could Change the World" Spoken Word Project held its 2015 kick-off performance on April 11 at The Writer's Place in Kansas City. Check out this recording of the Grandview Bulldogs to hear how young people envision a different world.
In this nine-minute interview, Middle East Peace Fellow Nawal Musleh talks about her work with AFSC.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on where we spend our federal tax dollars; the decline and impact of labor force participation; adjunct professors, wages and rising public university debt; and the strange advocacy by the Secretary of Defense of the Trans Pacific Partnership in claiming its passage is as important as an aircraft carrier.
Presenter: Lois Romanoff, followed by questions and comments Tuesday, March 31 / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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