After nine years of war and too many vigils and rallies how do you mark yet another year of futile, tragic war? AFSC staff and volunteers in Kansas City decided to issue a “Report Card on the U.S. War in Afghanistan.”
The Report Card evaluates performance and progress in nine years of war and the impact the war has had on the Afghan people, U.S. troops and the U.S. economy.
Kansas City Celebrates Visions of Peace at the Crossroads
By Jon Krieg
If you happen to see Ira Harritt of AFSC coming your way in a U-Haul truck, get ready. With oversized signs and banners and tables and even a stage, there’ll likely be some big-time peacemaking filling the streets in no time.
Matthew Hoh, the first State Department official to resign in protest over U.S. policy in Afghanistan, will be the guest speaker at NH Peace Action's annual fundraiser. Appetizers and cash bar. Auction and raffle. Tickets $35, $10 for students.
Marchers approaching Arlington National Cemetary in 2008. A similar march will take place in Providence Oct. 8 2010.
Marchers will gather at Burnside Park (Exchange Street and Kennedy Plaza, Providence) at 4:30 pm to prepare for the march. Marchers are asked to dress in black and, if possible, to leave items like backpacks elsewhere. Signs and masks will be provided. We also need several people to hand out flyers. We will march slowly and silently from Burnside Park through Kennedy Plaza to City Hall, down Dorance St to Weybossett, down Weybossett to the plaza outside of Textron Headquarters, over Exchange St to Kennedy Plaza and back to the park. People who are not masked ar
Renowned Palestian-American activist and scholar, Prof. Naseer Aruri, Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science, UMass Dartmouth is the author of nine book, including Palestine and Palestinians: A Social and Political History. He is a former member of the Palestine National Council and Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA.
Our world views, as well as opportunities that are available, depend on our background. Definitions of peace, education and equality change according to the experiences of those defining the words. One factor that affects the way we live and relate to each other is race. Although it is not always a primary focus, the American Friends Service
Committee’s commitment to the dignity and worth of each person frequently fosters work on the complicated issues of racism and inequity.
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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