7 - Brennan hearings (CIA) 12 - State of the Union address 14 - Valentine’s Day 20 - President’s Day/Save for All Coalition national day of action 27 - National Day of Action on Cuts to Pentagon Spending 11-17 - Congressional Senate recess 18-22 - Congressional House recess
This is a kit for community groups, Quaker meetings, faith communities, students, and anyone else who is ready to work in this crucial moment to make sure that vital social programs are preserved and that deep cuts to Pentagon spending are made.
20 foot vinyl banner showing the U.S. discretionary budget and the more than 50 percent that goes to the military. To purchase one of these banners for your events, please email email@example.com.
We've released a new action kit for community groups—and anyone else—who want resources to work in this crucial moment to make sure that vital social programs are preserved and that deep cuts to Pentagon spending are made.
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.
Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 12:00pm - Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 5:00pm
Rally, march, and teach-in to mark anniversaries of 2001 Afghan invasion and Occupy Portland
Momentum is building for two days of action protesting the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and marking one year since the start of Occupy Portland on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
In 2011 global military spending amounted to $1.74 trillion – despite the fact that 1 billion people suffer from hunger, even more do not have access to safe water or adequate health care and education, and even in developed economies millions are without work. Join us in calling on our government and others to agree on a global plan for disarmament at the Rio Summit in June 2012.
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Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.