Free Trade

test Asia-Pacific Conference

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:10am

the asia pacific conference was started to increase awareness and capacity among activists.  

jt heads up the china program.  please check out our page on fb.

AFSC Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty

TPP

countries of the tpp

The Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement is the latest and largest of the free trade deals our government has negotiated.  NAFTA was one of the early ones.  These deals undermine the local country's ability to protect its own interests in the face of corporate interests, undermine environmental protections, undermine labor laws, and more.  This flier breaks it all down.

An Evening with David Bacon, September 14, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

David Bacon 2013

David Bacon is a California-based photojournalist and labor activist

"As a documentary photographer and journalist, I don't claim to be an unbiased observer. I'm on the side of immigrant workers and unions in the United States and share their struggle for rights and a decent life. I take the side of people in Mexico trying to find alternatives for democratic political change. If the work I do helps to strengthen these movements, it will have served a good purpose."

David Bacon

Annual Fundraising Dinner to Benefit the New Hampshire Program

David Bacon, author of the new book, The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration, will be the guest speaker at the NH Program's annual fundraising event.  As usual, the event will feature a dinner prepared by AFSC volunteers or donated by local restaurants.   The event will kick off David's East Coast tour launching his new book, published by Beacon Press.   

Urban Gardens: Alternatives to Corporate Agriculture

DURHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE --- Twenty families with rooftop gardens may not sound like a lot, but when they are part of a rising social movement they can shake Mexico and the global corporate food system.  That was the message from Kiado Cruz, a community organizer from Oaxaca, Mexico, who finished his 3-week New England tour in Durham, New Hampshire on October 29.  

kiado cruz

Kiado Cruz

Kiado Cruz, of the Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty, Oaxaca, Mexico

Below the Surface of the Immigration Debate

You don’t even have to scratch the surface in Oaxaca, a sprawling state in southern Mexico, to learn something about Mexico-US migration.

Community Social Advocacy

Community Social Advocacy

Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.

June 2006, Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.

The Community Social Advocacy Program specifically targets Haitian and Latino communities but provides services to all who participate. The Program aims to broaden the base of immigrants' knowledge about their rights, collaborate with community leaders and organizations to promote the immigrant community's needs and rights, provide a public voice with regard to immigration reform, as well as provide necessary legal information and services.

The Community Social Advocates provide a variety of presentations and training for the community on topics including:

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