Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC speaks at a rally marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq. View the slideshow.
Drone technology and warfare have far outpaced the ethics to shape policy and the laws to regulate their use. This op-ed, originally published in the Des Moines Register, outlines some of the problems with drone warfare.
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.
"Dirty Wars" is based on journalist Jeremy Scahill's research into America's covert wars in places such as Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Free and open to the public. Discussion follows film. Sponsored by NH Veterans for Peace, NH Peace Action, and the Manchester Unitarian Universalist Church.
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
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
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.