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Blog: Four things I learned from the four days of #Durbinville

By Debbie Southorn, AFSC intern

From Dec. 2-6, 2012, a broad coalition of community organizations, religious leaders, and activists in Chicago served soup and bread outside the offices of Sen. Dick Durbin. The four days of bread and soup lines culminated in our construction of a shantytown coined “Durbinville,” modeled after the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression.

Sequestration Infographic

Sequestration Info Graphic

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Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 12:00pm - Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 5:00pm

Rally, march, and teach-in to mark anniversaries of 2001 Afghan invasion and Occupy Portland 

Momentum is building for two days of action protesting the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and marking one year since the start of Occupy Portland on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

No to NATO, No to War

Dear Friend,

This Memorial Day weekend, please take a minute to watch "No NATO, No War".

The Time for Peace and Disarmament

April Showers Bring May Flowers and Taxes

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Tuesday, April 17 
the last day to file tax returns,

the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom with American Friends Service Committee PA Program will hold  their 6th annual Tax Day Rally and Penny Poll from 12 noon to 3:00pm

War Dialogues at Windows and Mirrors Pittsburgh

It was not your typical potluck dinner.   

No More of the Same in Pentagon Spending

While the Obama administration’s new Defense Guidance document has been portrayed as moving to significant cuts in the Pentagon budget, the President himself tells a starkly different story. At last week’s rollout, he said: 

Wage Peace - Resolution

Resolution Urging Reordering of National Budget Priorities
Move the Money – Fund Our Communities and Future


Whereas, the people of (state/community) have been hard hit by the economic crisis, suffering #X percent unemployment and a record number of disastrous housing foreclosures,

Super Committee Failure Is Not A Crisis

Dear Friend,

It's time to give thanks. Yesterday, the congressional Super Committee actually gave us another reason to be thankful when it announced that the members were unable to agree on a plan to make $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next 10 years.

This is a testament to the grassroots voices – including yours – from around the country that made it clear that any deal should reflect the priorities and values of “the 99%.”  In this case, no deal was definitely better than a bad deal.

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