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An Intern Reports on Worker Justice in D.C.

By Sarah Rutherford

It’s early on Tuesday morning, and dozens of Latino men are gathered outside of the Home Depot on Rhode Island Avenue.

A pickup truck slows to a stop in the parking lot, and the men swarm around it, negotiating frantically with the driver. The driver motions for two of them to get in and the men speed away. The rest shuffle back to the shade of the trees and wait for the next truck to appear.

WV Public Broadcasting: WV supporters of health care law mark 6-month anniversary

Thursday was the six-month anniversary of the nation’s new health care law. West Virginia supporters of the Affordable Care Act marked the day with comments about provisions of the law that are now in effect.  Among the members of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care speaking out yesterday was Rick Wilson of the American Friends Service Committee. 

One Nation Lobby Day

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Lobby members of Congress on Peace and Justice issues the day before the One Nation Mobilization

One Nation Working Together

Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

AFSC is participating in the One Nation Working Together mobilization on October 2 in Washington, DC.

AFSC has joined with a wide array of peace, immigrant rights, faith-based, labor, and social and economic justice organizations to co-sponsor this event.  AFSC joins this effort to help uplift the aspirations for of multitudes in the United States whose voices need to be heard in the debate over the direction of our country.

America in Decline: Paths to 21st Century Security & Prosperity

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Sermon by Joseph Gerson


The Nation: Tell Politicians How to Spend Money, Win $500

We've already spent a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the meantime, education budgets are being slashed in schools like this one:

You're more plugged into the communities you grew up in than policymakers in Washington—and The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are staging a video contest to find out what you would do if you had access to the Federal budget. Let public funds be sole influence

The AFSC's Greg Coleridge urges public financing of elections in this letter to the editor.

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End of Summer gathering for RI progressives

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join with like-minded folks from progressive groups from all over RI for networking, fun, food, and music (and wicked good political discussion).  Suggested donation $5.  It is a potluck, so bring food to share as well as instruments and you passion for a better world. 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.

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