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People's March on Terrace Hill

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 2:00pm

Hundreds of farmers, seniors, workers, and everyday people from across Iowa will mobilize outside Governor Branstad’s mansion for a massive "People's March on Terrace Hill."

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, the South Central Federation of Labor, AFSCME Council 61, SEIU Local 199, Teamsters Local 238, the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building and Construction Trades Council, and Iowans for Strong Communities have all endorsed the call for this unprecedented rally and march for economic and environmental justice.

The Connections Between Food Creation and Democracy

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 7:00pm

...and the echo follows

cover of book...and the echo follows by Nic Paget-Clarke

...and the echo follows a book of photos and essays about farming and food production around the world by Nic Paget-Clarke

American Friends Service Committee, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, Sustainable Wellness, and In Motion Magazine
 
Invite you to an evening of Photos and Conversation about the global food movement
Featuring Nic Paget-Clarke author of “…and the echo follows” and publisher of In Motion Magazine
 
The Connections Between Food Creation and Democracy
Thursday June 30, 2011   7pm until 9pm

State Facing Compassion Deficit

Budget fails the common-sense test

By Arnie Alpert
Published in the Concord Monitor June 20, 2011
Link: State facing compassion deficit

Labor Justice Workshop in Denver

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:00pm

2011 Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Monthly Skill Share!  

AFSC Plays Major Role in West Virginia Mine Disaster Report

Editor's note: The report is available online.
Download the report (PDF, 5 MB)

Film on MLK and Memphis, "At the River I Stand"

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. answered a call to go to Memphis to support African American sanitation workers who were on strike for recognition of their union.  Dr. King saw an opportunity to link this struggle to his growing, nationwide Poor People's Campaign and challenge the economic power structure of the south through a nonviolent campaign.  "At The River I Stand," a film about the struggle where Dr.

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.

Program provides fast track to US citizenship – for cash

San Diego television Ch. 10 News investigates a 20-year-old federal program that allows foreign investors to get on the fast track to citizenship in return for a $500,000 investment that produces 10 jobs. AFSC’s Christian Ramirez weighs in.

 Click on  http://www.10news.com/video/index.html,  then look under the large screen to the screen labeled “Program provides fast track to US citizenship” and click on the arrow.

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