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St. Louis intern on the value of peer mediation

Aja McCoy, St. Louis peace intern, summer 2014

Aja McCoy, St. Louis peace intern, summer 2014

Aja McCoy graduated from Northwest Academy of Law in May 2014 and is the Peace Education Intern in AFSC’s St. Louis Office this summer.

I was born and raised in the city of St. Louis, a city that’s often ranked close to number one as the nation’s most violent and dangerous city. I have lost many friends who were innocent bystanders and simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.

NEO AFSC June 20, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on national AFSC's just issued points on the Iraqi crisis, a proposed global "anti-dollar" alliance and its implications for US residents, the exploding US and global debt, the massive infusion of money out of thin air being invested by the Fed and other central banks into the stock market, the IMF calling for raising the US minimum wage, how the "freeze" of Ohio's energy and efficiency standards proves politicians are more responsive to donors and the public, and the status and worth of federal legisla

Privatization/Corporatization of Education

Interview of Lois Romanoff, AFSC Committee Member, Move to Amend Cleveland affiliate leader, education reformer.

Lois discusses the state of education: public vs private, charter schools (both non- and for-profit), corporate education "reform" proposals, student test scores, corporatization of testing, the Cleveland "Portfolio Strategy," ALEC, parental and teacher resistance, and Move to Amend.

NEO AFSC June 13, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities and announce upcoming events for next week.  We also feature a special interview with Lois Romanoff, an AFSC Committee Member,  Move to Amend Cleveland affiliate leader, education reformer.

Lois discusses the state of education: public vs private, charter schools (both non- and for-profit), corporate education "reform" proposals, student test scores, corporatization of testing, the Cleveland "Portfolio Strategy," ALEC, parental and teacher resistance, and Move to Amend.

NEO AFSC June 6, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a new report describing how the majority of war casualties are civilians; who benefits from the Federal Reserve money printing; decreasing housing affordability; polling describing the belief that the economic crisis is not over; the exploding corporate CEO-employee pay gap; and a description and analysis of the Senate proposal to amend the US Constitution to say “money is not speech.”

NEO AFSC May 30, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the sinking US economy, the world’s richest people meeting on economic inequality, how corporations have more rights than people, an IMF economist on banks creating money out of nothing, corporate media concentration, the perils of perpetual economic growth, and the legislative “freeze” of renewable energy by the Ohio legislature.

Memorial Day, American Gold Star Mothers and Eyes Wide Open

A few months ago I received a call from an American Gold Star Mother from Cincinnati Ohio inquiring about the Eyes Wide Open Ohio exhibit. I soon realized that she was not only an AGS mother, but also the president of the Ohio chapter. Rebecca Frank, who lost her son Captain Warren A. Frank in Iraq in November of 2008, shared with me her interest in showing the exhibit in Cincinnati over Memorial Day weekend. We talked for a while and I told Rebecca that we had decided to disband the exhibit and that we were looking for a permanent home.
 

Kansas City AFSC Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, May 9, 2014

Kansas City AFSC Weekly Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, May 9, 2014 with news, calendar events and advocacy opportunities

Kansas City AFSC Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, April 11, 2014

Kansas City AFSC Weekly Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, April 11, 2014 with news, calendar events and advocacy opportunities

Kansas City AFSC Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, March 28, 2014

Kansas City AFSC Weekly Peace & Justice Alert E-newsletter, March 28, 2014 with news, calendar events and advocacy opportunities

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