Costs of War

MLK RI Unity Day

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

MLK

the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers.  Exactly one year before that he given the Riverside Church speech, in which he not only spoke out against the war in Vietnam but linked the problems of racisim, militarism and economic injustice.

If you are afraid for the future of Workers Rights, Social Programs, Public Education, Medicare, Social Security, the Environment, Women’s Rights, Public Transportation, Public TV and Radio, Unions, Public Housing, Immigrant Rights, Aid to the Arts and more…

 

Then come, join us and make your voice heard!

 

 

We Call for:

The Human and Medical Cost of War

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:30pm

A showing of the HBO film 'Wartorn 1861-2010' and discussion

Open to the public.

Opinion: Federal spending from the ground up, not the top down

By Arnie Alpert

President Obama’s budget proposal, released last week, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing.  Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,”  “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.

Opinion: Federal Spending from the Ground Up, Not the Top Down

By Arnie Alpert

President Obama’s budget proposal, released Monday, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing.  Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,”  “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.

HuffingtonPost: Young Filmmakers Decry the Trillion-Dollar Cost of Two Dumb Wars

Derrick Crowe of the Brave New Foundation praises the young participants of "If I Had a Trillion" video contest, co-sponsored by AFSC and the National Priorities Project.  They were asked how they would have spent the $1 Trillion spend on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and on Feb. 16, two winners will show their answers on Capitol Hill.

"If I Had A Trillion Dollars"- Washington DC Screenings

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 8:30pm

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and National Priorities Project (NPP) invite you to three opportunities to hear from youth how they would spend the $1 trillion already spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

 

Wednesday, February 16

 

12pm to 1pm Congressional Briefing & Screening

SPARC hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan.

On Saturday, February 19th, at 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA (Old Venice Jail), SPARC’s historic headquarters since 1977, SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibit sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence.

New Haven Advocate: Afghanistan: What's Next? ... After A Decade of War

Panel discussion about the effects of the wars on our national security and immediate and long-term costs to civilians and soldiers. Guest speakers: Anne Mulderry from September 11th Familis for Peaceful Tomorrows and Jeff Napolitano of the American Friends Service Committee.
Nov 21 2010
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden
CT

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