By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City
“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution
Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.
See the Indictment of the Fiscal Cliff and its perpetrators presented at the Kansas City AFSC Fiscal Cliff on Trial forum, December 1, 2012. Use the Indictment as talking points for letters to the editors and calls to your elected officials.
On Dec. 1, 2012, with the frenzied debate around the so called “fiscal cliff” raging in the media and in Washington, D.C., the American Friends Service Committee in Kansas City, wth cosponsors by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC,held a lively forum titled, The Fiscal Cliff on Trial.
Thanks to Andrew Tomlinson, Director of QUNO-NY, Olivia Ensign, QUNO Program Assistant, and Theresa Kirby for assistance composing this post.
Security was tight in New York City as delegates gathered for the high-level meetings that marked the opening of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in late September. There were snipers on the roof of the UN buildings, and black limousines with flashing lights crowded the streets nearby as they lined up to get through the NYPD roadblocks.
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