Join AFSC, United for Peace and Justice, BFay Area New Priorities Campaign, and other groups to distribute informational flyers at BART stations: Balboa Park, Glen Park, 24th Street Mission, 12th Street Oakland Center, 19th Street, MacArthur, Rockridge, Laafayette, Walnut Creeek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Fruitvale, North Berkeley, El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito Del Norte.
Global Day Against Military Spending
Monday, April 15 -- 7 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm
join with AFSC, United for Peace and Justice, and Bay Area New Priorities Campaign volunteers to distribute info flyers at BART stations: Balboa Park, Glen Park, 24th Street Mission, 12th Street Oakland Center, 19th Street, MacArthur, Rockridge, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Fruitvale, North Berkeley, El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito Del Norte.
For info and flyers, contact Stephen McNeil at AFSC -- (415) 565-0201 ext 12
By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City
“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution
Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.
Join us on January 12th to recognize the work of some outstanding and diverse local youth filmmakers as they show us how they would put our trillion-dollar federal discretionary budget to use if they were in charge.
Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- Testimony by Mary Lindsay, KC Move to Amend coordinator, addressed corporate abuses of power and budget and tax policy.
The event, organized by AFSC and co-sponsored by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Missouri, KCMO.
Board member, renders his verdict of the fiscal cliff and its perpetrators, commenting, "In study after study, it has been shown that a billion dollars of U.S. spending on the military produces much fewer jobs than a billion dollars in spending almost anywhere else." He analyzed excessive military spending and cuts and conversions which can be made without decreasing national security while increasing employment.
Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- David Kingsley, PhD., KU Medical School and Convener of KS & MO Gray Panthers, renders his verdict of the fiscal cliff and its perpetrators, commenting, "We don't have a fiscal crisis. We have a moral crisis." He discussed the consequences of proposed cuts to Medicare, social security, and the social safety net and the impact on our community.
Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- UMKC Prof. of Law June Carbone renders her verdict of the fiscal cliff and its perpetrators, commenting, " The real issue is inequality. We are creating a society of elephant seals." She discussed the imbalance and inequity of our tax system and the moral and practical question it consequences it causes. The event, organized by the KC Program of the American Friends Service Committee, took place on Saturday, December 1 at the University of Missouri, KCMO.
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