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Occupy Signs

AFSC Occupy sign in Chicago march

sign that says "Speak Truth to Power"

AFSC "Speak Truth to Power" sign for the Occupy movement.

Download these signs to show support for the Occupy movement in your area.  The text on the signs uplifts AFSC principles and federal budget priority policy goals that are resonant with the Occupy movement.  You can take these to your local copy or sign shop and have them reproduced, or print them out at home.

There are 2 sizes:  11x17 or 18x24

  • Speak Truth to Power
  • Tax the Rich and Corporations
  • End the Wars and Military Spending
  • Invest in Jobs and People

Occupy Together: The Prophet and the Castle

Note: George Lakey wrote this guest post days before Occupy Wall Street began. When I asked him for a submission, he offered this as it has something to say about the potential of the movement.  - Lucy

by George Lakey


George Lakey with grand daughter at Occupy Philly

George Lakey with his grand daughter at Occupy Philly

Occupy Together: We are All Moses

by Noah Baker Merrill

To prophesy is not to predict, but to seize upon reality in its moment of highest expectation and tension toward the new.
- Thomas Merton, Raids on the Unspeakable

Dear Friends,

"... We are All Moses."


There is no Way to Peace at Occupy Philly

There is no Way to Peace at Occupy Philly

There is no Way to Peace at Occupy Philly.

Occupy Together: the People’s Mic

"Let the tension between reality and possibility break [our] collective heart open to justice, truth, and love."    - Parker Palmer


Occupy Philly at City Hall

Occupy Philly at City Hall

People's March on Terrace Hill

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 2:00pm

Hundreds of farmers, seniors, workers, and everyday people from across Iowa will mobilize outside Governor Branstad’s mansion for a massive "People's March on Terrace Hill."

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, the South Central Federation of Labor, AFSCME Council 61, SEIU Local 199, Teamsters Local 238, the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building and Construction Trades Council, and Iowans for Strong Communities have all endorsed the call for this unprecedented rally and march for economic and environmental justice.

The Connections Between Food Creation and Democracy

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 7:00pm

...and the echo follows

cover of book...and the echo follows by Nic Paget-Clarke

...and the echo follows a book of photos and essays about farming and food production around the world by Nic Paget-Clarke

American Friends Service Committee, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, Sustainable Wellness, and In Motion Magazine
Invite you to an evening of Photos and Conversation about the global food movement
Featuring Nic Paget-Clarke author of “…and the echo follows” and publisher of In Motion Magazine
The Connections Between Food Creation and Democracy
Thursday June 30, 2011   7pm until 9pm

State Facing Compassion Deficit

Budget fails the common-sense test

By Arnie Alpert
Published in the Concord Monitor June 20, 2011
Link: State facing compassion deficit

Labor Justice Workshop in Denver

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:00pm

2011 Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Monthly Skill Share!  

AFSC Plays Major Role in West Virginia Mine Disaster Report

Editor's note: The report is available online.
Download the report (PDF, 5 MB)

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