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Moving Away from Militarism: Ferguson, Baltimore, Baghdad, and Beyond

Michael McPhearson will speak about ending militarism at home and abroad.   Events are planned in Hanover, Manchester, and Sanbornton NH. 

Moving Away From Militarism: Ferguson, Baltimore, Baghdad and Beyond

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson, Executive Director of Veterans For Peace, Co-Chair of Don't Shoot Coalition

Michael T. McPhearson

Executive Director, Veterans For Peace
Co-Chair, Don't Shoot Coalition

A military veteran with 11 years of service, Michael McPhearson served in the US Army in the first Gulf War. He has since become vocal in his support for peace, serving in a number of capacities, including Executive Director of Veterans For Peace and National Director of United for Peace and Justice.

Moving Away From Militarism: Ferguson, Baltimore, Baghdad and Beyond

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Michael_McPhearson

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson, Executive Director of Veterans For Peace, Co-Chair of Don't Shoot Coalition

Michael T. McPhearson

Executive Director, Veterans For Peace
Co-Chair, Don't Shoot Coalition

A military veteran with 11 years of service, Michael McPhearson served in the US Army in the first Gulf War. He has since become vocal in his support for peace, serving in a number of capacities, including Executive Director of Veterans For Peace and National Director of United for Peace and Justice.

William Hartung, Military Policy Analyst, to Speak in NH April 8-11

NH Speaking Tour to Address “Profits of War”
Events in Durham, Henniker, Keene, Concord, Canterbury and Manchester

See events listings on our web page for more details.

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

Demonstration in solidarity with Israeli refuser Nathan Blanc

Demonstration in solidarity with Israeli refuser

May 2013. Demonstration in solidarity with Israeli refuser Nathan Blanc, opposite of Israeli Ministry of Defence, Tel Aviv.

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. He believes that human rights violations are practiced against Palestinians on a daily basis in the occupied Palestinian territory. 

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: A guide to alternatives after high school

Don't want to join the military but not sure what to do after high school? This guide can help you figure out what to do next.

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