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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:00am

Stop the killing and destruction!

Cease the fire, lift the siege!

End the Occupation, move towards peace!

Tell our senators to stop funding Israel’s war on Gaza.

Wednesday, July 23; 10:00 am

US Federal Building; 210 Walnut, Des Moines

More info: kmcquillen@afsc.org


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join us to discuss Margrit Kennedy's 58-page book of the same title, available as a free pdf here: http://kennedy-bibliothek.info/data/bibo/media/GeldbuchEnglisch.pdf

Did you know that the cost of interest is built into the price of every product or service we need to live?

That includes the water that flows from our taps, the roads we drive on, the schools our children attend, all the food we eat, and of course our smartphones.

Have you ever thought about the inflationary and unsustainable nature of interest?

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 11:55pm

This Thursday, July 24th, join AFSC and more than 50 other groups in protesting the ongoing attack on Gaza by writing to your government representatives and President Obama, organizing community actions, or otherwise making your voice heard.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

Public Witness to End All the Killing & Stop US Complicity

Thursday, July 24; 4-6 PM; MLK Jr. & Ingersoll, Des Moines

What we know:

Early June: 2 Palestinian youth murdered by Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

June 12: 3 Israeli youth murdered. Suspects from a radical wing of Hamas arrested.

June 13: 1 Palestinian youth murdered by Israeli settlers; 2 shot by IDF.

July 8: Israel started aerial bombardment of Gaza.

July 8:  Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

Within days, perhaps hours, the U.S. could start bombing Iraq.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bring the community together around an issue that often causes shame. Fight the shame with blessing and prayer Give Hope. Put hope into action. Mobilize the community to fight against mass incarceration - through organizing and direct action.

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

Since July 8, Israel has been pounding the nearly two million Palestinian people locked down in the tiny, densely populated Gaza Strip with thousands of attacks by fighter jets, helicopters, missiles, tanks, warships, and drones. Over 500 Palestinians have been killed including many children, people living at a center for severely disabled people, and whole families. On July 17 Israel escalated the slaughter with a ground invasion. These are war crimes backed by the U.S.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:20pm

Join Rick Kogan and the Newberry Library in demonstrating that Chicago’s long and proud history as a hub of free speech is alive and well! The program starts at noon with stimulating and entertaining performances by the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, led by Stephen Spencer, and with the Environmental Encroachment Marching Band. Be part of the outspoken citizenry in Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar and hear Brutus and Marc Antony’s famous speeches, as well as other rhetorical greats from Shakespeare.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 3:00pm

Since June 12th, Israel has engaged in a brutal campaign of collective punishment against the Palestinian people, bombing Gaza and raiding West Bank towns and villages, arresting hundreds of civilians, including children across the West Bank and 1948 Palestine.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Chicago Area Peace Action invites you to this free public event to discuss the recently released scientific reports on climate change and what we can do about Illinois carbon standards.

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