Workers’ Republic, a film by Andrew Friend, documents the heroic struggle of a group of ordinary working people to defend their rights. For six days in December of 2008, laid -off Chicago factory workers at Republic Windows took over their closing workplace, declaring they would not leave until the owners and creditors agreed to pay them the severance they were owed.
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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001340 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001306 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001306 In an anti-gay social climate that has led several young LGBTs to commit suicide in recent weeks, Kinetic Playground Nightclub has persisted in going forward with its booking of notorious "Kill Gays" performer Capleton next Saturday night.
With a new round of U.S. sponsored talks underway, what are the prospects for a stable and just peace in one of the world's most volatile regions? The talks have raised both hopes and questions. Are the preconditions finally where they need to be to result in an agreement that provides peace and stability for all parties? What about the issue of settlements and the status of Jerusalem? Is the U.S. in a position to play the role ...of honest broker?
On September 24, 2010, the FBI executed search warrants on the homes of, served grand jury subpoenas on, and “visited” anti-war and solidarity activists in several cities, including Chicago and Minneapolis, purportedly to investigate the alleged “material support” of Palestinian, Colombian, and other groups designated by the US as “terrorist” organizations.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.