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FILM- RETHINK Afghanistan

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 2:00pm

Join us for a free showing of the award-winning documentary “RETHINK Afghanistan” by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald at 2 pm Sunday, September 26 ,2010, at the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street.  

Our Grief, Still Not a Cry for War: A Day of Solidarity and Remembrance for Civilians & Soldiers

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 6:30am

The Eyes Wide Open memorial boots and shoes will be on exhibition
starting at 9 a.m as a focus for reflection and remembrance. U.S.
military personnel from Nevada who were killed in Afghanistan or Iraq
are represented by a pair of boots with a name tag. Civilians are
represented by pairs of shoes with names of a small portion of those
killed. The public is invited for any or all of the activities. Events
at the Goddess Temple are free (though donations are gratefully On anniversary of 9/11, focus on peace, healing. Ira Harritt weighs in.

The pain, anger and hatred still smoldering from the construction of a Muslim community center near ground zero in New York City shows how people still struggle with the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy.

Events this week and next in Kansas City can help people heal from a culture of war created by the terrorist attack and nine years of fighting in Afghanistan and seven years in Iraq. AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs in.

KBOO talk radio in Portland: Mireya Medina discusses how war hits us home


KBOO talk radio station interviews the AFSC"s Mireya Medina about the costs of war at home, in advance of a bi-lingual Peace Tour to examine the daily struggles of communities of color in Portland. 

End the Occupations of Iraq and

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

End War

Demonstation to end US wars and occupations.

Even as combat troops are pulled out of Iraq, 50,000 troops remain along with a surge in private contractors (75,000 and counting), along with numerous military bases.  It is time to end the occupation.  And time to end the occupation of Afghanistan.  Time to end the drone attacks in Pakestan, Yemen and Somalia.  Time to end the funding of Israel's occupation of Palestine.  Bring all the troops home and stop funding wars and occupations.  Demonstration and street theater. 

Afghanistan & Beyond: Andrew Bacevich on America's Path to Permanent War

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

"The person who's not currently a household name who I most wish was, is Andrew Bacevich." —Rachel Maddow

"The hard-earned insights of this veteran, analyst, insider, and parent will resonate with people across the political spectrum and offer a serious, riveting, and authentically personal critique of U.S. power."
—Amy Goodman, host and executive producer, Democracy Now!

Mayor Cownie to Meet with Peace Committee

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:30am

Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie spoke at an April 2009 rally celebrating the Iowa Supreme Court's decision in support of same-sex marriage. Mayor Cownie is also active with Mayors for Peace.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 28. At the last meeting of the Des Moines Area Ecumenical Peace Committee, it was voted to work with Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC on getting the Des Moines City Council to pass a resolution calling attention to  the hardship that military spending creates for meeting public needs. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie will meet with the Peace Committee to discuss developing a strategy for such a resolution.

BBC: Impact of Supreme Court decision on teaching peace

Andy Carl, executive director of Conciliation Resources has written an opinion piece on the recent Supreme Court opinion allowing the government to press terrorism related charges against those teaching peaceful conflict resolution and mediation to terrorists. Many organizations, including AFSC, have spent many years working for peace in areas of conflict, and believes that peace must include dialog with all parties.

Southampton students paint panel on Afghan civilian deaths

A mural depicting an eye has given Southampton Intermediate School students a glimpse into Afghanistan’s rugged mountains, patchwork of tribal cultures and sacred caves—and the war that overshadows that all.

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