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Calling On Corporations to Pay their Fair Share

 On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged. The action recognized the causes of our problems, which are:

Legacies of the Iraq War - Tom Magstadt

Dr. Tom Magstadt earned his PhD in International relations from John Hopkins University. He has taught at UJMKC, University of Nebraska, the Air War College and worked as a CIA analyst. Dr. Magstadt discussed the political impacts of the Iraq war and Iran policy.

Legacies of the Iraq War - John Henry Part 2

Part #2: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

Legacies - John Henry Part 2

Part #2: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

April Showers Bring May Flowers and Taxes

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

APRIL SHOWERS BRINGS MAY FLOWERS AND TAXES

Tuesday, April 17 
the last day to file tax returns,

the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom with American Friends Service Committee PA Program will hold  their 6th annual Tax Day Rally and Penny Poll from 12 noon to 3:00pm

Greensboro Community Forum: Bring the War Dollars Home and Restore Our Communities

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Matt Hoh

Matt Hoh, former State Department official in Afghanistan. Hoh currently works at the Center for International Policy to advocate changes in US foreign policy towards Afghanistan.

Greensboro excitedly awaits a visit from Matthew Hoh on February 20th.

After resigning from his post as a senior State Department official in Afghanistan as a form of protest against US foreign policy, Hoh was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling. His writings have appeared in multiple national newspapers, and the Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter as an Essential Document.

 

6pm—Opening Reception on the 2nd Floor of Elon Law school.

Education is Top Priority at Penny Peace Poll

Iowans Use “Common Cents” on Federal Spending

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Early October shoppers looking for bargains on jeans or Halloween masks at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa rated schools, health care and the environment above military spending at a “penny peace poll” organized by AFSC’s Iowa Office and volunteers.

Move the Money Fact Sheets

Download our fact sheets that provide information about cutting military spending, raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, job creation, and protecting those in the greatest need.

MFSA to look at budget priorities and military spending

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 2:00pm

The Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action focus its Fall 2011 Regional Gatherings on the federal budget. The Polk City event will be hosted by Hugh Stone with devotions by Shari Miller.

Let’s take a look at where

our tax dollars go,

what scripture and our faith

say about budget priorities,

what we think would

constitute a balanced budget,

whether the military budget

is out of proportion, and

what we can do about it.

Fixing Our Economy

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.

Excerpts from the show:

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