test Asia-Pacific Conference

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:10am

the asia pacific conference was started to increase awareness and capacity among activists.  

jt heads up the china program.  please check out our page on fb.

A viola player challenges a militarized society

Oma Saa'd, conscientious objector, demonstrates peacefully and playfully in front of the Israeli military base in Tiberias, Dec 4, 2013.

Oma Saa'd, conscientious objector, demonstrates peacefully and playfully in front of the Israeli military base in Tiberias, Dec 4, 2013.

Dec. 5 update: Today, news broke that Omar has been sentenced to a first prison term of 20 days in military prison number 6. He's being transferred there now. For more on this, please review New Profile’s report

Omar Saa’d is hardly 18 years old, yet he has once again challenged the order to serve in the Israeli Army.

Israeli conscientious objectors strive to lead normal life

At 20 years old, Nathan Blanc of Haifa, Israel, has already served 10 prison terms, totaling 177 days to date, for refusing to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces. Just this week, it seems the army decided to discharge him

Finding Faithful Voices in Dangerous Times

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

The role of the church in times of rising militarism and a gaping economic divide was the focus of an ecumenical discussion held at First United Methodist Church in Des Moines recently. Organized by AFSC, Methodist Federation for Social Action, and Catholic Peace Ministry, the event brought together 40 people to explore how the church is responding to these threats to our communities and to democratic processes.

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.

It's My Life

Published in 2009, It's My Life provides ideas and guidance for youth looking for career paths that are alternatives to military service.

Information to support cutting the military budget, and not human needs.

Budget deficits were a big topic of discussion during the 2010 fall elections, with polls showing that a majority of Americans think reducing the deficit is more important than stimulus spending even though economists like Ben Bernake,

Students notch another win over militarism in CA

san fran youth at school board

Student speaks at the Oakland School Board meeting

Student speaks at the Oakland School Board meeting where the first JAMSRS resolution was adopted.

California youth win again over militarism.

Dr. Barry Sanders on the Ecological Impact of Militarism

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 6:30pm

 Barry Sanders, Ph.D., author of the Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism (Oakland, AK Press, 2009) will speak in Indianapolis on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Earth House, 237 N. East St. The title of his talk is the “Ecological Costs of Militarism.”

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