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No We Can't — $1 Trillion and Counting

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Video submission for the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth video contest.  "The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken too many Arab and American lives.

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Video submission for the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth video contest. This was done by an undergraduate student student from Columbia College and two graduate students from University of Chicago and discusses what the money that Chicagoan's have paid in taxes for the war could have been spent on instead of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Charleston WV Gazette Op-Ed: Helping unemployed helps everyone

When Carte Goodwin was appointed to temporarily fill the seat held by the late Sen. Byrd, he had the good fortune of being able to cast a vote right away that made a real difference for millions of Americans.

West Virginia's newest senator, Joe Manchin, might have a similar chance in the lame duck session of Congress. Rick Wilson explains.

Deficit Reduction Commission Action Toolkit

A toolkit with ideas and resources for actions to take before the Deficit Commission releases its recommendations to the public on December 1, 2010.

Deficit Talking Points

Use these talking points when talking with your Senators or representatives about the Federal Budget and Deficit reduction.

Charleston (WV) Gazette op-ed: Rick Wilson: W.Va. made smart changes on unemployment

The AFSC"s Rick Wilson writes:

We're used to hearing bad economic statistics about West Virginia and bad comparisons to other states, but when it comes to unemployment insurance, we're actually ahead of the pack.

By Sept. 2010, 32 states had to borrow money from the federal government to the tune of almost $40 billion when their unemployment insurance systems went bust. West Virginia is one of the few, and the only one among surrounding states, to avoid that fate so far.

Concord (NH) Monitor: Budget Advice for Gregg: For cuts, look to military spending

The AFSC's Arnie Alpert writes in an open letter/opinion article to  U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg:

The recommendations from Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, released last Wednesday, include some interesting ideas. But they stray from the major factors which drove up the deficit over the past decade. As you and the other members of commission complete your work in the next two weeks, we hope you will focus on reversing tax cuts, decreasing military spending, and ending the recession.

Create Jobs, Cut Military Spending to Address Deficit

This op-ed first appeared in the Concord Sunday Monitor

November 14, 2010

Budget advice for Gregg; For cuts, look to military spending

 Arnie Alpert

 To U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg:

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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