Afghanistan

KBOO talk radio in Portland: Mireya Medina discusses how war hits us home

 

KBOO talk radio station interviews the AFSC"s Mireya Medina about the costs of war at home, in advance of a bi-lingual Peace Tour to examine the daily struggles of communities of color in Portland. 

End the Occupations of Iraq and

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

End War

Demonstation to end US wars and occupations.

Even as combat troops are pulled out of Iraq, 50,000 troops remain along with a surge in private contractors (75,000 and counting), along with numerous military bases.  It is time to end the occupation.  And time to end the occupation of Afghanistan.  Time to end the drone attacks in Pakestan, Yemen and Somalia.  Time to end the funding of Israel's occupation of Palestine.  Bring all the troops home and stop funding wars and occupations.  Demonstration and street theater. 

Religious groups seek probe of medical torture allegations

Twenty religious groups, including AFSC, call on Congress and President Obama to investigate charges the CIA conducted illegal medical experiments on detainnes after 9/11.

Afghanistan & Beyond: Andrew Bacevich on America's Path to Permanent War

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

"The person who's not currently a household name who I most wish was, is Andrew Bacevich." —Rachel Maddow

"The hard-earned insights of this veteran, analyst, insider, and parent will resonate with people across the political spectrum and offer a serious, riveting, and authentically personal critique of U.S. power."
—Amy Goodman, host and executive producer, Democracy Now!

Mayor Cownie to Meet with Peace Committee

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:30am

Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie spoke at an April 2009 rally celebrating the Iowa Supreme Court's decision in support of same-sex marriage. Mayor Cownie is also active with Mayors for Peace.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 28. At the last meeting of the Des Moines Area Ecumenical Peace Committee, it was voted to work with Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC on getting the Des Moines City Council to pass a resolution calling attention to  the hardship that military spending creates for meeting public needs. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie will meet with the Peace Committee to discuss developing a strategy for such a resolution.

BBC: Impact of Supreme Court decision on teaching peace

Andy Carl, executive director of Conciliation Resources has written an opinion piece on the recent Supreme Court opinion allowing the government to press terrorism related charges against those teaching peaceful conflict resolution and mediation to terrorists. Many organizations, including AFSC, have spent many years working for peace in areas of conflict, and believes that peace must include dialog with all parties.

Southampton students paint panel on Afghan civilian deaths

A mural depicting an eye has given Southampton Intermediate School students a glimpse into Afghanistan’s rugged mountains, patchwork of tribal cultures and sacred caves—and the war that overshadows that all.

Eyes Wide Open-The Cost of War to Indiana

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

The Eyes Wide Open exhibit, created by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), is a living memorial to the military personnel and civilians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan-- and a stark reminder of the human cost of war.
 
Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War first opened in Chicago's Federal Plaza with just over 500 pairs of boots in January 2004. Since its last display on Memorial Day weekend 2007 with over 3,400 pairs of boots the exhibition has been divided into state displays to travel to smaller cities and towns.

Central Asian and Iraq Wars

Beena Sarwar: Pakistan - Challenges and Hope - Boston University, April 14, 2011

Speeches from "After September 11: Paths to Peace, Justice & Security" (December, 2001)

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