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Kansas Citians Renew Call for Afghan Withdrawal

By Ira Harritt, AFSC Kansas City Program Coordinator

AFSC in Kansas City continues to organize rallies, vigils and forums knowing that many of our constituents are extremely weary of war. They are also well aware of just how dysfunctional the U.S. Congress has become and how insulated our elected officials are from the impact of grassroots lobbying, especially from the left.

National Vets for Peace Head to Visit Des Moines

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 12:00pm

Elliott Adams

Elliott Adams is president of the national Veterans for Peace.

Elliott Adams is president of the national Veterans for Peace.

Elliott Adams, President of the National Veterans for Peace, will visit Des Moines to officially recognize newly formed Des Moines Veterans for Peace Chapter 163.

Schedule of events:

Noon:

Brief 10 to 15 minute. news conference north entrance of the Federal building in DM at 210 Walnut St.

Ending the War in Afghanistan: An Evening with Malalai Joya

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

6-7 pm light refreshments

with music by Kaylah Marin

 $7-25 (no one turned away) --wheelchair accessible (wheelchair entrance on 15th Street)

Opinion: Federal spending from the ground up, not the top down

By Arnie Alpert

President Obama’s budget proposal, released last week, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing.  Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,”  “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.

LA Daily News: SPARC Presents: Windows and Mirrors, Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibit sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

CUNY.edu: Afghan War Casualties Memorialized Through the Eyes of World Artists and Afghan Youth

FLUSHING, NY: Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the second stop on its cross-country tour. The show features fifty 4’ x 6’ panels on parachute fabric made by an international group of artists, including participants from Queens College. The exhibition also introduces images collected by Dr.

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