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Toward Peace and Justice, September 2012

Friend,

Over nine decades of working for peace, the American Friends Service Committee has seen what can happen when a government is allowed to use fear to justify denying basic rights to some vulnerable group—Japanese-Americans, Native Americans, Jews, civil rights advocates, or political dissidents. In 1942, who could defend someone of “foreign enemy ancestry?” In the 1950’s, who dared defend someone accused of being a “communist?” And today, who would speak up for someone labeled a “terrorist?”

Tax Day - Sen. Roy Blunt

Tax Day Statement delivered to Sen. Roy Blunt.

The statement reminded Sen. Blunt that, "There is not a need for “austerity.” The causes of our economic problems are:

Tax Day Compter Sciences Corportion #3 Carl Greer

On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.

This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.

Tax Day Comptuer Sciences Corp - overdue tax bill #2-Pres Eisenhower

On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.

This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.

Tax Day Letter to Sen Blunt

Tax Day KC - Sen Blunt

Sen. Blunt's aide, Tom Salisbury, receives Tax Day statement from AFSC Program Committee Member, Ron Faust

Tax Day Statement delivered to Sen. Roy Blunt.

The statement reminds Sen. Blunt that, "There is not a need for “austerity.” The causes of our economic problems are:

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