Debbie Southorn, AFSC intern, theatrically warms her hands over a fake fire pit in the Durbinville shantytown to demonstrate the threat that budget cuts could pose to basic human needs.
By Debbie Southorn, AFSC intern
From Dec. 2-6, 2012, a broad coalition of community organizations, religious leaders, and activists in Chicago served soup and bread outside the offices of Sen. Dick Durbin. The four days of bread and soup lines culminated in our construction of a shantytown coined “Durbinville,” modeled after the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression.
October 7th marks the 11th anniversary of the War in Afganistan. We will gather along the Burnside Park fence on Washington St, facing Kennedy Plaza, at 1:00pm. AFSC will provide the masks. Marchers are asked to wear black or something dark. We will march through Kennedy Plaza, then return to our starting place. There we will read the names of U.S. soldiers and Afghan civilians who have died during the 11 years of war. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be one of the readers.
Demonstrations protesting NATO and its wars in 2009 during NATO's 60th anniversary summit in Strassbourg, France. The sign held by the demonstrator says, Too much armor, Too little brains. Extinction welcome.
While heads of state plan for continued fighting in Afghanistan, we will be working on campaigns to bring soldiers home and create a future free of wars and occupation.
As part of our Just Communities/Comunidades Justas campaignCentro Presente invites you to a Public Event to deliver more than a thousand postcards URGING the Patrick administration to not enter Massachusetts into the "Secure Communities" Program.
Where: Grand Staircase, Massachusetts State House
Andres Del Castillo- Student Immigrant Movement
Damaris López- Director of Programs, Agencia ALPHA
National Day of Action: Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression!
US Federal Building
90 - 7th Street
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.
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