Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers. Exactly one year before that he given the Riverside Church speech, in which he not only spoke out against the war in Vietnam but linked the problems of racisim, militarism and economic injustice.
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President Obama’s budget proposal, released last week, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing. Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,” “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.
President Obama’s budget proposal, released Monday, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing. Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,” “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.
Derrick Crowe of the Brave New Foundation praises the young participants of "If I Had a Trillion" video contest, co-sponsored by AFSC and the National Priorities Project. They were asked how they would have spent the $1 Trillion spend on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and on Feb. 16, two winners will show their answers on Capitol Hill.
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and National Priorities Project (NPP) invite you to three opportunities to hear from youth how they would spend the $1 trillion already spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
On Saturday, February 19th, at 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA (Old Venice Jail), SPARC’s historic headquarters since 1977, SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibitsponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence.
Panel discussion about the effects of the wars on our national security and immediate and long-term costs to civilians and soldiers. Guest speakers: Anne Mulderry from September 11th Familis for Peaceful Tomorrows and Jeff Napolitano of the American Friends Service Committee. Nov 21 2010 Unitarian Society of New Haven 700 Hartford Turnpike Hamden CT
The U.S. occupation has had horrible effects on the Iraqi population, but Fallujah has suffered more than any other Iraqi city. Fallujah is to the Occupation of Iraq, what My Lai was to the Vietnam War, and what Hiroshima and Nagasaki were to World War II. Fallujah is the skeleton in our closet that we cannot hide from.
Join with people people who were there to remember, to learn about the ongoing impact of the occupation and to commit to actions to both repair some of the devestation and to prevent such attrocities from occuring again.
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