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Eric Miranda tells his young daughter two things every morning when he drops her off at school: “Be a leader, and do the right thing.” If he forgets, she reminds him. No wonder she’s on the dean’s list and praised for her leadership skills. This spring semester, Eric’s been practicing his own advice as an intern with AFSC’s Youth Peacebuilding and Justice Program in Chicago. A four-year veteran of the military, he’s currently finishing his Justice Studies major at Northeastern University.
Special thanks to Mike Murphy and KKFI radio in Kansas City for this recording. AFSC Kansas City's "If I Could Change the World" Spoken Word Project held its 2015 kick-off performance on April 11 at The Writer's Place in Kansas City. Check out this recording of the Grandview Bulldogs to hear how young people envision a different world.
In this nine-minute interview, Middle East Peace Fellow Nawal Musleh talks about her work with AFSC.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on where we spend our federal tax dollars; the decline and impact of labor force participation; adjunct professors, wages and rising public university debt; and the strange advocacy by the Secretary of Defense of the Trans Pacific Partnership in claiming its passage is as important as an aircraft carrier.
Presenter: Lois Romanoff, followed by questions and comments Tuesday, March 31 / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the leaked section of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty designed to overrule national laws and courts; the contents of and vote on the Congressional Progressive Caucus' "People's Budget," the threat by US mega banks to halt political donations in protest of calls by some Democrats to break up the banks; the government proposal in Iceland to abolish the power of corporate banks to create money out of thin air; Governor Kasich's veto of a law that would have prohibited Ohio students f
Move to Amend Ohio Network 3rd Annual Statewide Gathering Saturday, March 28, 2015 First Unitarian Universalist Church, Columbus, Ohio
Hear more about faith-based efforts around the country to support the movement of immigrants for human rights and justice.  Jennifer Piper, AFSC staff in Denver, and Lori Khamala, immigrant rights staff in Greensoboro, speak about working for immigrant justice, this moment in the movement, the unique gifts of faith-based organizing on this issue, and some of the challenges.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the new leaks of the TPP by WikiLeaks confirming the power of corporations over governments.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on comparisons between current economic realities vs those just before the last economic crisis; the federal budget proposals of the Republicans and Congressional Progressive Caucus; the secret "classified" briefing to congressional members on the Trans Pacific Partnership; what it means that 68% of Americans believe the wealthy pay too little in federal taxes; and a recent report showing top corporations that invest $1 in politics receive $760 in return from the government -- not too shabby! 

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