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April 15 "Tax Day" Vigil at Akron Main Post Office

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join us as we vigil at the Akron Main Post office on Monday, April 15 to call for more sane and humane federal budget and tax priorities.

U.S. Deficit Debate Is a Crime-Tax Day Demonstration

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Tax Day Demonstration

 The U.S. Deficit Debate is a Crime

Don’t be fooled by multi-national corporations, billionaires and groups like “Fix the Debt!” The deficit is a Trojan Horse used to attack social security, Medicare and other government services for the 99%

Greensboro Community Forum: Bring the War Dollars Home and Restore Our Communities

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Matt Hoh

Matt Hoh, former State Department official in Afghanistan. Hoh currently works at the Center for International Policy to advocate changes in US foreign policy towards Afghanistan.

Greensboro excitedly awaits a visit from Matthew Hoh on February 20th.

After resigning from his post as a senior State Department official in Afghanistan as a form of protest against US foreign policy, Hoh was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling. His writings have appeared in multiple national newspapers, and the Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter as an Essential Document.


6pm—Opening Reception on the 2nd Floor of Elon Law school.

Basket of Sorrows: Candle of Hope - Vigil for a Faithful Budget

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Basket of Sorrows – Light of Hope

On November 21st at 5:30pm, as part of a national Faithful Budget action, Pittsburgh will hold a vigil at the Occupy site to call on Congress to create a just and compassionate federal budget.

The report by the Congressional “super committee” is due around Thanksgiving and there are concerns that cuts to major safety net programs with be on the chopping block. Now is the time for people to stand in opposition to these cuts.

Street Spirit April 2011

The April issue of Street Spirit is now out, on the streets and as a PDF on this website.  Sally Hindman, Sue Halpern, and Carol Denney write about Berkeley's responses to our homeless residents.  Linda Carson and AFSC staff Eric Moon on budget priorities in Sacramento, Whitney Gent and AFSC's Sandra Schwartz on priorities in Washington DC.  David Hartsough reviews Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta's Refusing to Be Enemies.  And articles by Michael Hubman, Norman Solomon, Judy Andreas, and T.J. Johnston, plus poetry.

Religious Activists Escorted from State House after Budget Vigil

Seven religious leaders opposed to cuts in human services and anti-union provisions of the proposed state budget were recently escorted from the State House by police after a five and a half hour prayer vigil at the office of Speaker of the House William O’Brien.

Click here for the Concord Monitor's coverage.

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