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Comments at Manning Rally by Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt, KC Program Coordinator, spoke at the “Rally for Bradley” in support of Manning’s human and civil rights and status as whistleblower. Harritt spoke to the larger context of  Manning imprisonment stating: "We, not the terrorists, not an enemy out there, have destroyed too much of what we value in America. It has long been recognized that the first casualty of war is the truth and this is being acted out on a daily basis. Too many lies, too many secrets and too much misinformation have been foisted upon the American public in the pursuit of war."

KC AFSC Anti-War Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

KC Anti-war

Mural image from Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Meeting participantswill help organize actions to mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11; campaigns to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and  plan for the Kansas City exhibition Windows & Mirrors Afghan Mural exhibit and related activities.

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 5:00pm - Friday, June 24, 2011 - 9:00pm

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, June 3
5pm-9pm
Music from Afghanistan and the region provided by DJ Kyle Long of Cultural Cannibals. Refreshments provided by Earth House Cafe.

Windows and Mirrors is a travelling mural exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality.

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Iowan Describes Journey to Afghanistan

AFSC joined a number of other groups recently in sponsoring a talk by Brian Terrell, a Catholic Worker from Maloy, Iowa. Videographer Rodger Routh soundslikesouth1@yahoo.com writes:

A Report Back from Afghanistan by Brian Terrell

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 7:30pm

Brian Terrell of Maloy, Iowa, visited Afghanistan for three weeks in December as part of a delegation sponsored by Voices for Creative Nonviolence and the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers. In January, Brian and 13 others were convicted of trespass in a Las Vegas court for their protest at Creech Air Force Base, from where unmanned robotic “drone” aerial raids on Afghanistan are controlled.

Brian is a long-time Catholic Worker and a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

Windows and Mirrors Los Angeles Opening Reception

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Windows and Mirrors is  a national traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to view visually stunning depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.

Guest Speaker: Tom Hayden, author and activist, a leading voice for ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There will also be Afghan music, crafts, food, and a mural art demonstration.

Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan opens on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the AFSC Georgia Peace Center, 60 Walton Street, NW in downtown.  Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence, sponsors the free exhibit. 

Chomsky and Sarwar - Days of Hope and Challenge: Understanding the Middle East and South/Central Asia

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

An evening with renowned social analyst Noam Chomsky and Pakistani journalist
and human rights leader Beena Sarwar.

A Benefit Program for AFSC’s Peace & Economic Security Program.

Talk: 7-8:30
Suggested Contribution: $10
Students: $5

Reception with speakers: 8:30-10
$50 Suggested Contribution

Statewide Peace Rally to Mark Anniversary of US Wars in the Middle East

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Why are we continuing the two longest wars in American History?  Iowa’s cost for the Iraq War for just this year is $490 million.

This rally is in solidarity with national rally in Washington, DC on March 19th, led by the Veterans For Peace, and in solidarity with other US rallies to be held on the 19th

Support the troops-bring them home.  Wage Peace.

Scheduled speakers:

  Ed Flaherty - President, Iowa Veterans for Peace

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