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Occupy the Dream

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

OCCUPY THE DREAM:

Dr. King on Economic Justice and the Occupy Wall Street Movement Community Forum 

Occupy Together: Not By Bread Alone - Finding the Roses at Occupy Boston

Note: Kathleen Wooten of Lawrence (MA) Monthly Meeting has served as a protest chaplain at the Occupy Boston site.  In a guest post she shares here reflections on this movement's connection to an earlier struggle for economic justice, the "Bread and Roses" Textile Strike of 1912.

by Kathleen Wooten

Returning home from Occupy Boston in the late hours of the evening, I pass the imposing smokestacks of the old textile mills of Lawrence, MA. They remind me of the history of this place.  My own monthly meeting has worshipped here since 1899. 

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Lawrence Textile Mill

Lawrence Textile Mill Smokestack

Lawrence Textile Mill

National Day of Mobilization for the Unemployed

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 4:00pm

With unemployment benefits set to expire for many, and with job prospects still scarce, millions of Americans face the prospect of going hungry and getting thrown out of their homes soon after the holidays. Jobless union members, veterans, students and millions of others are struggling to make ends meet while many politicians merely support the wealthiest 1%.

Occupy Together: The Prophet and the Castle, part 2

Note: Below is a follow up guest blog post by George Lakey which responds to comments on his initial blog post, The Prophet and the Castle.

by George Lakey

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Where is my Future? at Occupy Philly

Where is my Future? at Occupy Philly

Occupy Together: Press Release from the Interfaith Working Group of Occupy Philly

Below is a press release written and endorsed by the Occupy Philadelphia Interfaith Working Group. It calls for consideration of a 'third way' in ending the dispute between the city and Occupy Philadelphia about whether to move the encampment.  In Peace, Lucy

Occupy Philadelphia Interfaith Working Group Calls for Creative, Non-Violent  Response

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Speak Love with Power at Occupy Philly

Speak Love with Power at Occupy Philly

AFSC Supporters "Make Lemonade"

When politics and the economy hand out lemons, what do you do?  You gather friends, sing together, eat good food, share words to inspire continued action for social justice, and make lemonade!  That's what AFSC supporters did Nov. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord.  

Foreclosure on Bank of America

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 4:00pm

Bank of America is taking people’s homes through illegal and fraudulent foreclosure proceedings. At its core, the mortgage crisis was created by big banks playing fast and loose with our housing- we’re here to take it back and foreclose on the very institutions that would put us out of our homes!  Rally for a moratorium to end all foreclosures.  Bank of America on Green Valley Road.

Bloods and Crips find common cause in Occupy Atlanta

Blood and Crips unite over Occupy Atlanta

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Sherrod Britton and Shabaka Addae Guillory

Sherrod Britton, 29, was initiated into the Bloods when he was 18 years old. He joined because he felt lost and wanted to be a part of something.

Sherrod was walking down Peachtree Street past Troy Davis three weeks ago and saw all the tents. "I wanted to know what was going on, so I stopped by, I haven't left since", said Sherrod.

Sherrod expressed feeling a deep connection to the message and process of Occupy Atlanta." I stayed for the common cause, speaking for the people. I feel strongly that we have the right to jobs, health care, and affordable higher education."

The Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Beloved Community

Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, is hosting a series of community phone conversations on the theme The Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Beloved Community

We'll be talking about economic justice,the peace we work for in the world, and the peace we work for within.   Please join us!

Community Phone Call: Global Challenges

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Please join Joseph Gerson, Director of AFSC's Peace and Economic Security Program, for a telephone discussion about the global challenges that await as US power declines. 

Our host will be Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, who has launched a three part series of community conversations on the theme,  The Haves, the Have-Nots and the Beloved Community.

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