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Toward Peace and Justice, September 2012

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Over nine decades of working for peace, the American Friends Service Committee has seen what can happen when a government is allowed to use fear to justify denying basic rights to some vulnerable group—Japanese-Americans, Native Americans, Jews, civil rights advocates, or political dissidents. In 1942, who could defend someone of “foreign enemy ancestry?” In the 1950’s, who dared defend someone accused of being a “communist?” And today, who would speak up for someone labeled a “terrorist?”

Screening and Panel Discussion: Peace, Education, and Justice

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 6:15pm - 9:00pm

A joint event in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia 

Attendees in each city will view two short videos and a longer documentary on the intersection of peace, justice, and education, seen through the prism of school funding. The documentary “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman” challenges the allegations in the 2010 film "Waiting for Superman" blaming teachers unions for public schools’ ills and touting charter schools as the sole solution.

Unfinished Portraits Afghan War Memorial Event

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 6:00pm - Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 12:00am

October 7th will mark the 11th Anniversary of the start of the Afghan war. On October 6th the American Friends Service Committee with other area organizations will hold a memorial event including the display from 6pm to midnight of an art installation, Unfinished Portrait, an Iraq and Afghan war memorial by Priti Gulati Cox, a Salina, KS artist and reading and spoken word performances.

Visions of Peace Parade

A Peace Parade was led by Peace Planters one of over 30 groups supporting the AFSC organized Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival on June 1, 2012. The parade include giant puppets created by Joann McMillan and a song written by Nick Pick for the event.

See a story about the Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival at this link.

Mother's Day Peace Vigil

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

We'll gather to vigil & read Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation for Peace, introducing "Mother's Day" in 1890 as a day for women to oppose war.  If you have them, please bring signs calling for peace.  Open to all people for peace!  Sponsored by Seacoast Peace Response, Outreach Associates of South Church, NH Peace Action, AFSC-NH, Veterans for Peace & Vietnam Veterans Against War. 

 

Tax Day - Sen. Roy Blunt

Tax Day Statement delivered to Sen. Roy Blunt.

The statement reminded Sen. Blunt that, "There is not a need for “austerity.” The causes of our economic problems are:

Tax Day Compter Sciences Corportion #3 Carl Greer

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: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.

This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.

Tax Day Comptuer Sciences Corp - overdue tax bill #2-Pres Eisenhower

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: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.

This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.

Delivery Overdue Tax Bill to CSC #1

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: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.

This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.

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