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Youth at counter recruitment conference

Youth at Counter Recruitment Conference.

Signing up for the military isn't like taking a job or registering for a camp or school. It is a serious decision that has lifelong consequences. Recruiters are quick to emphasize the good points about being in the military, but there are many downsides. What recruiters say about life in the military at best omits many facts. At worst, recruiters tell out and out lies to sign up recruits.

 

Fifth Wall: Sexual Assault in the Military

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

On International Women's Day, Bricolage is partnering with SSAM ( Stop Sexual Assault in the Military) to present Fifth Wall. Last year the Department of Defense estimated that there were 26,000 instances of rape, sexual assault and unwanted sexual contact in the US Military.

The event will begin with clips from the "Invisible War" and Playwright Tammy Ryan's "Soldier's Heart"

Please join us

Suggested Readings on Asia and the Pacific

A listing of books that provide a good foundation for learning about the Asia Pacific region.

National Security Strategy of the United States, 2010
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/national_security_strategy.pdf

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

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

Sermon by Joseph Gerson

 

Now is the moment to cut the military budget

In our work for peace, there are pivotal moments we cannot let pass us by. For the first time in years, we have a real chance to make some significant cuts in the United States’ enormous military budget. Let’s seize the moment and reach out to Congress today.

War is a Racket - Abolish Corporate Personhood

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt is AFSC's Program Coordinator in Kansas City.

Comments by Ira Harritt, KC AFSC Program Coordinator, at 8/9/10 Move to Amend Rally, KCMO

Resistance to military expansion in Hawai'i

kyle profileAFSC's Kyle Kajihiro, Hawai'i program director speaks with Democracy Now! about opposing military expansion in Hawai’i.

The interview begins at the 43:00 minute mark. To skip through the other interviews click on the time line after pressing play.

Oakland Students' Victory!

 Students Achieve School Board Victory!

 

Withdrawing U.S. Troops

Withdrawing US Troops

Eyes Wide Open boots with Roses

AFSC has opposed every war since its inception in 1917, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are no exception.  AFSC has been a steadfast voice for an end to the reliance on military solutions, withdrawal of US military forces and support for civilian-led reconciliation and reconstruction to resolve the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Our advocacy and education work stretches across the country utilizing a network of staff and volunteers to bring the message of the human and economic costs of the war to the general public and to our elected officials.

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

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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