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"End War, Build Peace, Heal Our World" march and rally

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 2:00pm

March and rally marking 8th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq, and calling for an end to the wars/occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Featured speakers will be Maryam Shansab, an Afghan-American grad student at Tufts, and Adrienne Kinne of Iraq Veterans Against the War.  The march and rally will also feature the Leftist Marching Band, from Portsmouth NH.  Marchers will gather at 6 Loudon Rd, in the parking lot, at 2 PM, and march to State House Plaza for the 2:30 PM rally. 

Tom Hayden, "Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Leading anti-war advocate and political activist Tom Hayden will discuss the debate over the best way to pursue social change. He argues that social change begins at the invisible margins, gives rise to social movements, and then inevitably becomes involved in mainstream politics.

I Know I'm Not Alone film showing

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 3:00pm

Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.”

The next film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, is “I Know I’m Not Alone,” a documentary that follows musician and humans rights worker Michael Franti as he captures the costs of global conflicts in war-torn Iraq, Israel, and occupied Palestine with only a few friends, video equipment, and his guitar.

Meeting of Kansas City Iraq Task Force

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:30pm

Planning campaigns to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and shift funds from military spending (59% of FY discretionary budget) to invest in our communities and our future. We are also beginning plans for bringing “Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan Exhibit" to Kansas City.

Daily Telegram MI: Letter on the cost of war to domestic priorities

 To The Editor:

Since so much of the political debate in this fair country of ours concerns taxes, I thought I would share some info I received from The American Friends Service Committee, detailing the 2011 recommended discretionary spending by the federal government.

The Faces of Iraq: A fundraiser for the Iraqi people

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:00pm

Suggested donation $10

Washington DC/Arlington VA March of the Dead

Marchers approaching Arlington National Cemetary in 2008.  A similar march will take place in Providence Oct. 8 2010.

Democracy Now: Johan Galtung on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mideast Peace Talks

We speak with Johan Galtung, known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies. He’s spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations. Galtung discusses the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Mideast talks, why President Obama is losing his base, and much more.

Jody Mashek with Iraqi family

Iraqi family with Jody Mashek

AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program assists over 1000 people from 50 different countries each year. Jody Mashek (far right), shown above with Iraqi family, directs the legal services component of IVP.

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