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Corporate influence on immigration policy

Mary Zerkel points out that the track record of corporate influence on foreign policy and prisons makes a strong argument against involving profit-driven defense contractors in border enforcement.

Drones 101: A Presentation by AFSC Wage Peace

Drones 101 outlines the evolution of the U.S. drone program, provides an explanation of whom it targets and how, and surveys the countries where drones are being used.
This video collection, selected from several years of the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth film festival, make a compelling case to “move the money” from military spending to meeting human needs. 

Rally supports IDF refuser Uriel Ferera

A young Orthodox Jew declared his refusal to serve in the Israeli Army late last month. Uriel Ferara, an 18-year old Israeli, was consequently sentenced to a first prison term of 20 days. He is currently in solitary confinement in military prison, and upon his release, he will most likely be sentenced to another prison term. Uriel joins Omar Sa’ad, a Palestinian-Druze citizen who is serving his seventh consecutive prison term amounting to more than 130 days in total.

What Difference Does a Year Make?

As the daughter of a community ad­vocate, Vera Parra developed her social consciousness at a young age, but it wasn’t until she joined New Jer­sey’s community of immigrant-rights ad­vocates that she felt the power and strength to keep working for change.

Introducing Katie Huerter

In this three-minute video, Katie Huerter introduces herself, her work with AFSC Iowa, and what motivates her to seek peace and justice in Palestine-Israel.

Following the money behind border security legislation

Corporations put massive amounts of money into lobbying on issues that affect their industry. Immigration policy is no exception.
Watch the official selections for this year’s If I Had a Trillion Dollars national youth film festival. Participants will be in Washington, D.C., from April 12-14 for a youth leadership conference, a free public screening of their videos, and a chance to meet with representatives in the federal government.

New Orleans Transforming Oppression Fashion Show 2013

AFSC's New Orleans Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Project held its Third Annual Transforming Oppression Fashion Show Saturday on November 26, 2013 at Christian Unity Church. The show included twelve models and performances by seven local youth artist acts.