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May issue of Street Spirit now on-line

Available now on a sidewalk near you, and on this website as downloadable PDF: Michelle Diehl and Terry Messman on Berkeley merchants' "sit-lie" ordinance and protests to defeat it.  Carol Harvey on an empty building takeover last month in San Francisco.  Brian Woodson, West Virginia AFSC staffer Rick Wilson, Judy Andreas, Lynda Carson, and Jack Bragen on pressures on the poor in the economic recession.  Mary Meriam reviews poet Julia Vinograd's collection, When Even the Sky Hurts.  And more ...

May 2011 Street Spirit

May 2011 issue of Street Spirit

2011 Tax Day

AFSC staff, volunteers, and partners marched, chanted and made signs to mark Tax Day.  From Los Angeles to Boston, Indianapolis to Pittsburgh, dozens gathered, and garnered much positive reaction from onlookers.

Budget Priorities Tools, Resources and Ideas

Atlanta Budget Priorities Mural

Youth in Atlanta created this mural illustrating the 60% of our federal discretionary budget that goes to the military.

This is a page where AFSC staff can share ideas for actions, flyers and other resources to support our work on cutting the military budget and fully funding human needs.

Street Spirit April 2011

The April issue of Street Spirit is now out, on the streets and as a PDF on this website.  Sally Hindman, Sue Halpern, and Carol Denney write about Berkeley's responses to our homeless residents.  Linda Carson and AFSC staff Eric Moon on budget priorities in Sacramento, Whitney Gent and AFSC's Sandra Schwartz on priorities in Washington DC.  David Hartsough reviews Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta's Refusing to Be Enemies.  And articles by Michael Hubman, Norman Solomon, Judy Andreas, and T.J. Johnston, plus poetry.

Our Tax$ for Human Need - Not Wars and Greed

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Demonstration & Street Theater will call for a reduction in the excessive military budget and the reprioritizing of our tax dollars toward human needs and job creation.

Activities will include:

  •   20’ to 30’ Banner of FY 2012 U.S. discretionary budget

Street Theater at Four Street Corners

Tucson AZ Citizen.com: 130 Crowd Tucson Public Hearing on Prison Privatization

More than 130 people packed the Public Hearing at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus last night for the first ever hearings on prison privatization in Arizona.

Exceeding all expectations for this event, the crowd listened intently throughout the two hour hearing.

 

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Funding Schools, Not War

By Ira Harritt, AFSC Kansas City Program Coordinator

Guns and Mortarboards

David Burress of the Ad Astra Institute of Kansas presented this information at a panel organized by AFSC and the Institute of Labor Studies, UMKC on May 22, 2010. For more info, visit www.adastrainstitute.org.

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