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NO DRONES – Days of Actions in Des Moines

Several peace organizations in Iowa responded to the call for November Days of Action Against Drones with a demonstration and congressional office visits.

The United Nations and Palestine

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Behind the headlines, the politics, and the conflict are the Palestinian people.

On this November day, we celebrate the UN Declaration of Nov. 29 as a Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Iowans gather against drones

To view a Rodger Routh video of this anti-drone vigil, click here. To view Jeff Overton's photos, click here.

November actions planned against drone killings

Called by National Network to Stop Drones Warfare and Surveillance, actions planned around the country are to include protests at weapons manufacturers, teach-ins, and congressional advocacy.

In Iowa, AFSC is working with Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), Catholic Peace Ministry, and Veterans for Peace in building a campaign to stop US drones warfare.

Days of action

Iowans to take drone concerns to Congressional offices

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 2:00pm

Congressional office vi

November days of action against drone killings

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:00am

In addition to the November 16 rally at 10 a.m. at Fleur and McKinley, Congressional office visits are set for Monday, November 18 -- 2 p.m. with Senators Harkin and Grassley's staff at the Federal Building, 210 Walnut, and 3 p.m. at Rep. Latham's office, 2700 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.

Sandra Sanchez honored for immigrant rights work

On September 28, 2013, the Iowa International Center presented its annual “Passport to Prosperity” awards to four Iowans including Sandra Sanchez, Program Director of AFSC Iowa’s Immigrants Voice Program. To view a set of photos from the event, please click here.

Iowans push Congress on Syria, drones

Syria vigil in Des Moines 9-4-13

Syria vigil in Des Moines 9-4-13

Sherry Hutchison is one of 115 people who signed a petition against U.S. military action in Syria. At 94 years young, Sherry is an active member of Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting. More photos from the vigil here.

LOCAL PEACE GROUPS DELIVER LETTERS TO IOWA CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES

Representatives are acknowledged for opposing war in Syria and asked to oppose drone warfare

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