Ah what a difference a year makes. A year ago Occupy Providence was setting up in Burnside Park with thousands of people showing up for the first day march. Occupy Wall Street was a month old and Occupy groups were organizing on Cape Cod, in Worcester, Fall River and New Bedford. There was an excitement in the air as people found a way to have a voice and call for substantial change. Images of police out of control, pepper spraying young women in New York and elsewhere grabbed the attention of people who had managed to ignore the abuses the police daily dish ou
Sunday, January 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recentlyreturned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughout the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt's office to develop opposition to the war in Congress.
Kathleen McQuillen and Arnie Alpert talk Occupy on the Fallon Forum
What's new with the Occupy movement in Iowa and New Hampshire? What's driving people around the nation and around the world to confront economic injustice? AFSC staff Kathleen McQuillen and Arnie Alpert explore these questions and more with guest host Jon Krieg on the Fallon Forum.
Sherrod Britton, 29, was initiated into the Bloods when he was 18 years old. He joined because he felt lost and wanted to be a part of something.
Sherrod was walking down Peachtree Street past Troy Davis three weeks ago and saw all the tents. "I wanted to know what was going on, so I stopped by, I haven't left since", said Sherrod.
Sherrod expressed feeling a deep connection to the message and process of Occupy Atlanta." I stayed for the common cause, speaking for the people. I feel strongly that we have the right to jobs, health care, and affordable higher education."
We will march to Terrace Hill in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and the International "Robin Hood Tax" Day of Action! On Saturday, October 29, everyday people around the world will rise up and demand Robin Hood taxes on big banks and Wall Street corporations.
The Occupy Wall St. protests have shaken the nation over the last few weeks, confronting the cornerstone of corporate greed on Wall St. in Manhattan, while inspiring solidarity protests in thousands of cities across the country, and even the world.
At last count AFSC offices in 16 US cities were working to support the Occupy Together movement. AFSC staff and volunteers are supporting this wave of nonviolent actions highlighting economic injustice. This is not a movement AFSC can or wishes to control, but as we have during past social movements, AFSC is proud to be able to support people striving to bring about change in our society through nonviolent actions.
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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.