Military Spending

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OCO Fast Facts

Here are some fast facts about the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund, the Pentagon's emergency war spending account.  The OCO basically gives Congress and the President a blank check for war.  Use these facts when making a visit to your member of Congress or writing a letter to the editor. 

Tax day event - Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tax day Pittsburgh

Raging Grannies at Tax day event

The AFSC PA and WILPF will be holding their annual tax day event to raise awareness of the amount of our tax dollars tht go to the military and to war.

The jet that ate the Pentagon

F35 fighter jet

In 2014, taxpayers in the U.S. will pay $8.45 billion for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, although this plane has a history of being overdue, over-budget, and grounded. Find out what you can do to stop the F-35.

The jet that ate the Pentagon

Jet that Ate the Pentagon still

Brave New Films, AFSC and the F-35 coalition tell the story of the "poster-child" of Pentagon waste.

As Congress continues to make budget decisions that favor military spending over human needs, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Brave New Films, and a politically diverse group of organizations have come together as a coalition to shine a light on this poster child of Pentagon waste.

 

Turning Combat Boots into Ploughshares: Boot Distribution

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

The Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) announces, on the eve of Veterans’ Day, the retirement of the Missouri and Kansas Eyes Wide Open (EWO) Exhibits, the widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The memorial exhibit includes over 200 combat boots tagged with the names of Missouri and Kansas troops and shoes tagged with the names of civilians killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars.

KCMO Passes Move the Money Resolution!

In response to the misdirected federal budget debate and actions in Washington, D.C. and the disastrous impact it is having on our community and economy, the Kansas City AFSC has organized a Move the Money resolution campaign.

Global Day Against Military Spending

Monday, April 15 -- 7 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm

join with AFSC, United for Peace and Justice, and Bay Area New Priorities Campaign volunteers to distribute info flyers  at BART stations: Balboa Park, Glen Park, 24th Street Mission, 12th Street Oakland Center, 19th Street, MacArthur, Rockridge, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord,  Fruitvale, North Berkeley, El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito Del Norte. 

For info and flyers, contact Stephen McNeil at AFSC -- (415) 565-0201 ext 12 

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