Economic Justice

Community Phone Call: Economic Justice

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Please join us from the comfort of your own home for a conversation with Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty, Coordinators of AFSC's New Hampshire Program.  They will be sharing stories and strategies for achieving economic justice.  They will also welcome your questions!

Our host will be Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, who has launched a three part series of community conversations on the theme,  The Haves, the Have-Nots and the Beloved Community.

Occupy Together: A Legacy of Nonviolent Occupation

People before Profit at Occupy Philly

People before Profit at Occupy Philly

Note: This guest blog post by Angelina Conti remembers another time when a nonviolent peace encampment was used as a tool for protest.

by Angelina Conti

When the Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park in September, I was surprised to find myself thinking about the Bonus Army and a lesson half remembered from a high school history class … something about veterans occupying the capitol, General MacArthur, and a fire.

Occupy Together: Witness Carefully

Choose Love over Fear at Occupy Philly

Choose Love over Fear at Occupy Philly

Note: This guest post by Paul Lacey reflects on the Occupy movement, its relationship to past movements, and the damage done by Wall Street.  - Lucy

Food, Trade and Justice: The Human Face of US Policy

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Witness for Peace presents Julio Sanchesz from the Humboldt Center, Nicaragua adnthe Centeral American Alliance for the Protection of Biodiversity.  Julio has been touring New England and will spend his last evening here in Providence.  Join us for a 6pm potluck and 7pm program.  He will speak of the impact of U.S. policy on Nicaragua and all of Latin America, food security, free trade, the environment and human rights.  The event is free and open to the public.  We will be requesting donations to continue the work of Witness for Peace New England. 

Occupy Together: Living Humanly

Interfaith Tent sponsored by Quakers at Occupy Philly

Interfaith Tent sponsored by Quakers at Occupy Philly

Note: Here is a guest blog post by Cara Curtis, on the living experiment that is the Occupy Together movement.  - Lucy

My hope for the Occupy movement is that we continue to live humanly.  It has taken me a little while, though, to arrive at this articulation.

Occupy Signs

AFSC Occupy sign in Chicago march

sign that says "Speak Truth to Power"

AFSC "Speak Truth to Power" sign for the Occupy movement.

Download these signs to show support for the Occupy movement in your area.  The text on the signs uplifts AFSC principles and federal budget priority policy goals that are resonant with the Occupy movement.  You can take these to your local copy or sign shop and have them reproduced, or print them out at home.

There are 2 sizes:  11x17 or 18x24

  • Speak Truth to Power
  • Tax the Rich and Corporations
  • End the Wars and Military Spending
  • Invest in Jobs and People

Occupy Together: The Prophet and the Castle

George Lakey with grand daughter at Occupy Philly

George Lakey with his grand daughter at Occupy Philly

Note: George Lakey wrote this guest post days before Occupy Wall Street began. When I asked him for a submission, he offered this as it has something to say about the potential of the movement.  - Lucy

by George Lakey

Occupy Together: We are All Moses

There is no Way to Peace at Occupy Philly

There is no Way to Peace at Occupy Philly

There is no Way to Peace at Occupy Philly.

by Noah Baker Merrill

To prophesy is not to predict, but to seize upon reality in its moment of highest expectation and tension toward the new.
- Thomas Merton, Raids on the Unspeakable

Dear Friends,

"... We are All Moses."

Occupy Together: the People’s Mic

Occupy Philly at City Hall

Occupy Philly at City Hall

"Let the tension between reality and possibility break [our] collective heart open to justice, truth, and love."    - Parker Palmer

Shan Cretin Reports from Zimbabwe

General Secretary Shan Cretin reports back during her visit to AFSC's programs in Africa.

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