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Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 10:00am

[From Iowa CCI]

99% Spring: Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power

Community, faith, and labor organizations from around the country are calling for a renewed movement of direct action targeting the nation’s most abusive corporations.

We’re calling it the 99% Spring.

The 99% Spring was launched Feb. 15 with this letter signed by over 40 movement leaders and organizations.

Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 10:00am

[From Iowa CCI]

99% Spring: Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power

Community, faith, and labor organizations from around the country are calling for a renewed movement of direct action targeting the nation’s most abusive corporations.

We’re calling it the 99% Spring.

The 99% Spring was launched Feb. 15 with this letter signed by over 40 movement leaders and organizations.

Friends Talk Occupy in Des Moines

What would William Penn think of today's Occupy movement? As Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, noted in a recent second-hour discussion with the Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting, Penn observed that the love of money is the root of all evil, which seems like a reasonable link with today's Occupiers. McQuillen added that the widening wealth gap in our country has created an extreme democracy gap; both are driving today's calls for change.

No war with Iran - rally and luncheon

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 11:00am

NO WAR WITH IRAN 

11 AM - Nollen Plaza antiwar rally led by Occupy Wall Street/Des Moines/IA &

co-sponsored  by Catholic Peace Ministry

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Occupy Des Moines to march to statehouse

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 2:00pm

Occupy Des Moines

Occupy Des Moines in front of the State Capitol

Iowans gather in front of the state capitol to Occupy Des Moines in October 2011. For a slideshow of images, please click here.

[From Occupy Des Moines]

Occupy the courts rally, soapbox, and Raging Grannies concert

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 4:30pm

Sherry Hutchison and the Raging Grannies

Sherry Hutchison and the Raging Grannies

A member of WILPF and Des Moines Valley Friends, Sherry Hutchison performs with the Raging Grannies at a 2011 AFSC-sponsored peace-through-art event in Des Moines.

Please help commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Citizens United decision which OK'd unlimited corporate donations in political campaigns. For more info: WILPF Des Moines.

Panelists Address Civil Rights and Occupy

How would you feel if you were asked to fill in for Jesse Jackson on a civil rights panel? Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, knows the feeling and describes it as “humbling.”

Occupy and the Church

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:30pm

What is the role of the church in the Occupy movement?  Occupy has shined  a glaring light on the shameful and crippling wealth disparity in this country. This wealth disparity does not stand alone; it creates as well a democracy disparity.

What does this have to do with the church?  Please join in a discussion of these issues. Leaders for this discussion are Jeffrey Weiss, (Catholic Peace Ministry) and Kathleen McQuillen (American Friends Service Committee).

People's Caucus set for December 27 in Des Moines

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

Occupy Des Moines

Occupy Des Moines in front of the State Capitol

Iowans gather in front of the state capitol to Occupy Des Moines in October 2011. For a slideshow of images, please click here.

[From an Occupy Des Moines newsrelease 12/15/11] - Occupy Des Moines will stage the first-in-the-nation "Occupy Iowa Caucus" - otherwise known as the "People's Caucus" - on Tuesday, December 27th from 7:00-10:30 pm, pre-empting the political parties January 3 Iowa Caucus....

Kathleen McQuillen on Occupy Des Moines

What's the relationship between Occupy Des Moines and AFSC? How are nonviolence trainings, co-led by AFSC, affecting this new movement, and how might people of faith play a role in lifting up shared concerns about the vast disparity in wealth and political power in the U.S.? Are we witnessing the birth of a new form of participatory democracy?

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