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HuffingtonPost: Young Filmmakers Decry the Trillion-Dollar Cost of Two Dumb Wars

Derrick Crowe of the Brave New Foundation praises the young participants of "If I Had a Trillion" video contest, co-sponsored by AFSC and the National Priorities Project.  They were asked how they would have spent the $1 Trillion spend on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and on Feb. 16, two winners will show their answers on Capitol Hill.

Statewide Peace Rally to Mark Anniversary of US Wars in the Middle East

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Why are we continuing the two longest wars in American History?  Iowa’s cost for the Iraq War for just this year is $490 million.

This rally is in solidarity with national rally in Washington, DC on March 19th, led by the Veterans For Peace, and in solidarity with other US rallies to be held on the 19th

Support the troops-bring them home.  Wage Peace.

Scheduled speakers:

  Ed Flaherty - President, Iowa Veterans for Peace

WVA history comes to life in Logan County play

West Virginia native J.R. Clifford will be the subject of a new play presented this month at Southern West Virginia Community Technical College at 6 p.m.on Feb. 17

Clifford, who was born in 1848 and passed away in 1933 was a colorful figure in any age. A West Virginia native and a Civil War era veteran he was also a prominent journalist and newspaper publisher and is noted as West Virginia’s first African-American attorney.

Dionne Bartley, Director of the Appalachian Center for Equality, an AFSC program, discussed J.R. Clifford's legacy.

US Policy in Palestine-Israel: Engaging Faith Communities in Pursuit of a Just Peace 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011 (All day) - Saturday, October 15, 2011 (All day)

Please visit or see the attached flyer for more schedule information. The conference will run 12:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 and 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

"If I Had A Trillion Dollars"- Washington DC Screenings

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 8:30pm

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and National Priorities Project (NPP) invite you to three opportunities to hear from youth how they would spend the $1 trillion already spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.


Wednesday, February 16


12pm to 1pm Congressional Briefing & Screening

LA Daily News: SPARC Presents: Windows and Mirrors, Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibit sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

AFSC partners knit mittens for children in Afghanistan

Logan, Utah's The Herald Journal recently published an article referencing an AFSC partner group, afghans for Afghans, whose mission is to ship knitted items to needy children in Afghanistan. The article is the story of a knitting group in Utah that contributes knitted mittens to the afghans for Afghans project.

News Source: 
The Herald Journal

National Day of Action to Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

National Day of Action: Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression!

US Federal Building

90 - 7th Street

San Francisco


On September 24, the FBI raided seven Chicago and Minneapolis homes of anti-war and international solidarity activists, and 14 activists were subpoenaed to appear before the Grand Jury. All 14 refused to participate.

In December, nine more Palestine solidarity and anti-war activists were subpoenaed to appear before the Grand Jury on January 25, 2011.

WWLP: MA Rally reminds activists of MLK's message

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - The American Friends Service Committee of Western Massachusetts held a rally Monday afternoon at the Edwards Church in Northampton to remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to remind people about how his message is relevant today.

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