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Des Moines Examines the Federal Budget

By Jeffrey J. Weiss

On December 7, 33 people representing various organizations gathered at the Quaker Friends Meeting House to discuss the 2010 U.S. Federal Budget.

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 4:00pm

This is the 3rd and last nonviolence training opportunity in DM before the Occupy IA Caucus Dec 26 - Jan 3rd events. It is open to the public. Its a great introduction to nonviolence and civil disobedience.

Something that everyone would find helpful whether you plan to attend any Occupy IA Caucus events or not...

Led by:

National Day of Mobilization for the Unemployed

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 4:00pm

With unemployment benefits set to expire for many, and with job prospects still scarce, millions of Americans face the prospect of going hungry and getting thrown out of their homes soon after the holidays. Jobless union members, veterans, students and millions of others are struggling to make ends meet while many politicians merely support the wealthiest 1%.

The 99% vs USA Militarism and Wars of Exploitation

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 7:30pm

A talk by Elliott Adams, national president of Veterans for Peace.

Prayer Service on the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 7:00pm

The Des Moines Area Ecumenical Committee for Peace, along with MFSA and many other co-sponsors, will present this annual prayer service. The theme for the service is, "Troubled Sleep: A Call to End War, that the World's Children Might Sleep in Peace."  We will lift our prayers, and strengthen our resolve to end war in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent war in Iran and seek a peaceful solution to the conflict in Palestine/Israel and insist that "War Is Not the Answer."  Please join us!

Corrie Talk in Des Moines 12-5-11

Rachel Corrie's parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, will speak about their pursuit of accountability from Israel.

Human Rights Day in Des Moines

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 10:00am

Please come and support Human Rights Day, 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Amnesty International Write-a-thon in Des Moines

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 10:00am

Amnesty International USA Group 277 in Des Moines invites you to join us for a Holiday Open House!

 Come share refreshments, chat with friends, and write for rights as part of AI's Global Write-a-thon. Sign postcards, petitions, and write a letter or two in a relaxed atmosphere." Help us make a difference!

Refreshments will be provided. 

Pursuing Accountability with Israel with Cindy and Craig Corrie

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 7:00pm

Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie. On March 16, 2003, Rachel was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter's work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, spending time in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, and Turkey.

Nonviolence Training in Des Moines

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 4:00pm

Please invite other interested persons.

RSVP: 515-274-4851, ext: 22 or

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