War Spending

Occupy Signs

AFSC Occupy sign in Chicago march

sign that says "Speak Truth to Power"

AFSC "Speak Truth to Power" sign for the Occupy movement.

Download these signs to show support for the Occupy movement in your area.  The text on the signs uplifts AFSC principles and federal budget priority policy goals that are resonant with the Occupy movement.  You can take these to your local copy or sign shop and have them reproduced, or print them out at home.

There are 2 sizes:  11x17 or 18x24

  • Speak Truth to Power
  • Tax the Rich and Corporations
  • End the Wars and Military Spending
  • Invest in Jobs and People

Video Vanguards - If I Had a Trillion Dollars...

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IHTD Video contest feature:
War spending from the Video Vanguards "What would you do for your community if you had a trillion dollars?"

See the other entries on YouTube.

$1 Trillion, A Brighter Future

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IHTD Video contest feature: This is a video made by 7th and 8th grade students at E. P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy in New Orleans, LA. They wanted to show how the money the the US Government has spent on the war could be used to help the people of their own city.

See the other entries on YouTube

If I Had a Trillion Dollars — Amplify Media

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IHTD Video contest feature:
The money that is being spent on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan reached $1 trillion on May 30, 2010. If placed the hands of youth what would it be spent on? Amplifyme's media watch team has some ideas.
See the other entries on YouTube

The Trillion Dollar Question-Students from The Village of Arts and Humanities

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Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  students from The Village of Arts and Humanities
See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

If I Had a Trillion Dollars — AFSC Portland

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Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  a piece by the youth working with the AFSC Portland Truth in Recruitment program.
See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

Our Education. America's Hope.

IHTD videos

Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  "Our Education. America's Hope" is a short video directed by Donald Ung calling out to everyone to spread the word that the trillions of dollars used for the Iraq and Afganistan war could instead be used to fund America's future, which is our education. Filming students, a teacher, and a supervisor of a student treatment center, this video aims to empower viewers to be informed, to act, to realize that we are strong as long as we don't give up hope.

See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

No We Can't — $1 Trillion and Counting

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Video submission for the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth video contest.  "The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken too many Arab and American lives.

IHTD Chicago

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Video submission for the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth video contest. This was done by an undergraduate student student from Columbia College and two graduate students from University of Chicago and discusses what the money that Chicagoan's have paid in taxes for the war could have been spent on instead of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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