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.
Flyer for April 17 Tax Day Demonstration and Parade, 4:00 to 5:30pm, starting at 12th and Main Streets, KCMO (arrive by 3:30pm).
The action will will focus on three tax dodging corporations who pay no taxes! One of the corporations we will visit is among the top 20 Pentagon Contractor. Action will include street theater, the delivery of overdue tax bills, leafleting, vigiling and more.
Email or call to let us know you can come? firstname.lastname@example.org or 816 931-5256.
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.
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in sharing your own experience of how US foreign policy has affected your career, your spirituality, or area of interest, please contact Area Coordinator Ann Lennon.
Jamie McQuillen-Benge, at right, and another AFSC volunteer invite shoppers at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines to take part in a pennies poll regarding the federal budget. Shoppers supported education, health care and environmental investments over military spending.
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.
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.
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.
Letter sent to Senators and Congresspersons calling for funding of: jobs; education; healthcare; and housing and nighborhoods; and cuts to: war and the military; corporate welfare; and tax cuts for the rich.
80 people participated in the AFSC penny poll at the Bridging the Gap Summit
AFSC staff and volunteers staffed a table at the Bridging the Gap Summit / back to school fair to enable people to speak out about federal budget priorities. The July 30 event sponsored by The Concerned Clergy Coalition of KC, Hickman Mills School District and All Christians Together Serving provided free health screenings, free food and clothing, entertainment, youth games and community vendors.
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