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Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  A Trillion Dollars for Natural Disaster Relief, a video by Lucy Zhang.  "When natural disasters happen, they cause economic stress and unhappiness to the community. But if I had a trillion dollars, hopefully I may be able to lessen the negative impacts of natural disasters."

See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

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Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  "Our Education. America's Hope" is a short video directed by Donald Ung calling out to everyone to spread the word that the trillions of dollars used for the Iraq and Afganistan war could instead be used to fund America's future, which is our education. Filming students, a teacher, and a supervisor of a student treatment center, this video aims to empower viewers to be informed, to act, to realize that we are strong as long as we don't give up hope.

See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

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Video presentation of activities of the Massachusetts Chapter of NALACC at their 7th Annual Assembly in Boston on November 13, 2010.

As Latinos grow into America’s largest minority, the community is being targeted by the US military as a new and steady source of recruits. Entering into the lowest and most dangerous ranks, Latinos have been disproportionately killed in American’s latest wars.

“Yo Soy el Army : America’s New Military Caste,” Big Noise’s co-production with Producciones Cimarron, looks at the militarization of the immigration debate. Alongside the Spanish-language media campaigns, the false promises and stringent laws that have even resulted in the deportation of non-citizen veterans, the US government is now considering the DREAM Act, legislation that offers a path to citizenship through military service.

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Video submission for the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth video contest.  "The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken too many Arab and American lives. They have destroyed countries and souls, but they also have a pretty big price tag in dollars. Since 2001 our nation has embezzled over 1 Trillion dollars invading and occupying Southwest Asia. This is money that could have been used on things we need here at home. This video was made by youth interns who work for American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in collaboration with BAY-Peace (Better Alternatives for Youth. The video is a youth attempt to portray the economic cost of war."

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Video submission for the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth video contest. This was done by an undergraduate student student from Columbia College and two graduate students from University of Chicago and discusses what the money that Chicagoan's have paid in taxes for the war could have been spent on instead of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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AFSC's new General Secretary Shan Cretin, talks about our rich history and ongoing work to bring peace and justice to the world.

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On the observation of the 9th year of the war in Afghanistan.

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Part II and Part III

 

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Brief reactions from people who attended the opening of AFSC's mural art exhibit, "Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan." Recorded Oct. 7, 2010 in Philadelphia. 

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Dustin Washington coordinates the Tyree Scott Freedom School, which teaches young people about racism and how to organize to undo it, through his work at American Friends Service Committee's Seattle office.

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