We've already spent a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the meantime, education budgets are being slashed in schools like this one:
You're more plugged into the communities you grew up in than policymakers in Washington—and The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are staging a video contest to find out what you would do if you had access to the Federal budget.
Join with like-minded folks from progressive groups from all over RI for networking, fun, food, and music (and wicked good political discussion). Suggested donation $5. It is a potluck, so bring food to share as well as instruments and you passion for a better world.
The pain, anger and hatred still smoldering from the construction of a Muslim community center near ground zero in New York City shows how people still struggle with the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy.
Events this week and next in Kansas City can help people heal from a culture of war created by the terrorist attack and nine years of fighting in Afghanistan and seven years in Iraq. AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs in.
AFSC's Rick Wilson writes, "You might not have noticed this, especially if you are one of the almost 15 million unemployed, but the economy is blazing away for the fortunate few.
The St. Louis Federal Reserve recently reported that after-tax corporate profits are at record levels, hitting an all-time high of $1.37 trillion in the last quarter. Corporate cash reserves are somewhere around $2 trillion.
In this opinion article, the writers say the fundamental American value that people must be paid for their labor is not being extended to day laborers in Newark. Day laborers are all too often robbed of their wages, taking a serious toll on not just these workers and their families, but on all workers and law-abiding employers in New Jersey.
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