After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their terrible toll of death and destruction, we are fighting again in the Middle East. But growing numbers of Americans are debating the values and goals of U.S. foreign policy, with its heavy reliance on military intervention. Why has it been so unsuccessful? What is the appropriate role for our nation in today’s world? How does our investment in a gigantic, costly military establishment affect our foreign policy decisions?
Noted author, economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich will address the topic, "The Next Economy and America's Future" at this Des Moines talk. Reich currently teaches at Cal-Berkeley. Free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow the talk.
Budget Priorities segment of August 11 Hearland Labor Forum, KKFI
Ira Harritt, Kansas City Program Coordinator, provided an update on the federal budget debate on KKFI Community Radio's Heartland Labor forum on Thursday, August 11, 2011. In this interview he reviewed what economists and leaders are saying about the recent budget deficit deal and discussed what will really put people back to work and heal our ailing economy.
Philip E. Wheaton, Episcopal Priest and Latin American Historian, Director of EPICA (Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean), and author, will join Gil Dawes, UM pastor, Missionary to Latin America, Director of Renewing Rural Iowa project of PrairieFire Rural Action, and author, in a dialogue on the "Serious Decline of the US Economy: Corporate Greed, Speculative Betrayal and Banking Deceit."
AFSC believes that every person has basic rights that include access to education, adequate food and shelter, and freedom from exploitation in the workplace. To that end, we work at the grassroots level to improve living conditions for those in need.
Who we are
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 offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.