Interview with Lee Brooker, facilitator of Kent Citizens for Democracy. The group waged a successful citizen initiative campaign, despite opposition from the City of Kent, to place a measure on the November ballot calling for an annual “Democracy Day” public hearing on money in elections and for a Congressional Constitutional Amendment to end corporate personhood and money as speech. The initiative passed with 64% of the vote.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and interview Lee Brooker with Kent Citizens for Democracy on their successful ballot initiative to create a “Democracy Day” in Kent and in support of a Congressional Constitutional Amendment declaring that only human beings, not corporations, are persons with inalienable rights and that money is not equivalent to speech and, thus, can and should be regulated in elections.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on how corporations profit from war, how the Trans-Pacific Partnership may be in trouble, and how rising inequality will widen and lead to social disorder if we don’t change the way money is created and distributed.
Oral History Earl Elliot experienc upon comming home from France.mp3
Earl Elliot oral history, this segment pertains to Earl Elliot’s experiences and feelings upon returning home after his service in France with the AFSC unit and the reaction of his neighbors and friends upon his return.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the weakening of citizen initiatives to promote democracy in light of the passage of Ohio Issue 2, an update on the mail carrier who landed a gyrocopter on the Capital lawn to deliver letters to Congress on reducing money in elections, the latest figures on poverty and wealth…and what needs to be done about it, student debt and the upcoming November 12 “Million Student March” across the country (including several in NE Ohio), and the release of the full text of the Tran
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on upcoming actions on the Trans Pacific Partnership, how income inequality is more severe than we think, the wider importance of the judicial ruling allowing the class action suit by Occupy Wall Street for illegal eviction to proceed, and 3 final reflections on problems of Ohio Issue 2.
In Part I of our series on the Quaker Social Change Ministry pilot program, we give an overview of this powerful model for social change that comes from the work of three Unitarian Universalist ministers in the Denver area - Kelly Dignan, Kierstin Homblette, and Deborah Holder. Learn how your meeting/church can engage in Spirit-led social justice work centered in companioning communities most impacted by oppression with Kierstin Homblette, Greg Elliott, and Lucy Duncan.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the low incomes of workers and its causes, basic income guarantees, the EPA and other regulatory agencies as a means of controlling corporate actions, and the need to abolish “electoral capital punishment."
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the violence and injustices in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Syria and Israel/Palestine), global economic inequality, why government corruption tops list of Americans’ fears, and the 158 families who are the biggest investors in the Presidential campaign.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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