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Audio from AFSC

We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week and interview Nathan Rutz, Organizer for the Communities United for Responsible Energy, a project of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, on proposal of First Energy Corporation before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to increase fees to pay for their obsolute and polluting power plants (length: 38:43). 
Interview with Nathan Rutz, Organizer for the Communities United for Responsible Energy, a project of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, on proposal of First Energy Corporation before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to increase fees to pay for their obsolute and polluting power plants. 
Hear from Steve Tamari on the recent increase in violence in Palestine and Israel, BDS as a nonviolent tool for social change, and how Friends can help to end the occupation of Palestine through economic activism. Steve is an Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and serves on the Steering Committee for the Quaker Palestine/Israel Network.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on this week’s elections in Ohio and elsewhere — the trends beneath them and the implications for social change organizing (Length 36:58).
The concept of shared security is growing in its scope and impact, amplifying voices for peace and justice here and abroad. Join us for a conversation with Aura Kanegis, AFSC's Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, and Raed Jarrar, AFSC's Government Relations Manager, as we explore the future of shared security.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on Cleveland seeking to buy riot gear for the Republican National Convention, the $10 billion Presidential contest and our work for fundamental change. Length (32:21)
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s (PUCO) ongoing inaction of First Energy Corporation’s bailout plan for customers to pay for antiquated coal plants, a new study confirming that private international “trade” courts benefit huge corporations and the super wealthy, and while replacing Supreme Court justices matter — enacting constitutional amendments matter more (Length 33:24).
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and reflect on what’s required to be an effective human and citizen in our country — which has become akin to a democracy theme park  (Length 34:17).
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on Ohio’s ECOT online charter school once more being rewarded for political campaign investments, a transnational corporations having greater water rights than Flint, MI residents, why our government isn’t listening to the needs of people, and the successful effort in collecting 337,000 signatures by democracy activists to place a Move to Amend initiative on the ballot in the State of Washington (Length 35.02).
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on our Open Letter responding to Akron’s “Blue Ribbon Task Force” report (and the need for your calls), 100 donors having donated/invested more in the 2016 presidential elections than the 2 million smallest donors, why conservatives should support campaign finance reform, and Rob Portman announcing his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) due to building opposition “back home” (i.e. because of you!).  (Length 34:53)

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