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Apr 29, 2015

Peace by Piece: Seeking Solutions for Baltimore   (Public News Service)
Dominque Stevenson explains how threats of white supremacist attacks, along with systemic racism and poverty, led to clashes between police and protesters.

Apr 28, 2015

Nuclear Attack Survivors, 70 Years Later, Now Fading Away   (New York Times)
Survivors of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki travel to New York for the Peace and Planet mobilization against nuclear weapons.
Baltimore resident: Where are the leaders?   (CNN)
AFSC's Farajii Muhammad explains why protests have erupted in the wake of the Death of Freddie Gray.

Apr 27, 2015

As Nuke Talks Begin, U.N. Chief Warns of Dangerous Return to Cold War Mentalities   (InterPress News Service)
In the face of ongoing threats of nuclear war, AFSC's Joseph Gerson and others speak out in advance of the 2015 NPT Review Conference at the United Nations.
On Eve of Non-Proliferation Conference, 'Clarion Call' for Nuke-Free World   (Common Dreams)
Peace and Planet mobilization demonstrates international civil societies commitment to peace and disarmament.

Apr 25, 2015

Democrats held demonstrations, conference in response to Republican summit   (KCCI 8)
As GOP presidential hopefuls convene in Iowa, protesters gather outside to raise issues of corporate exploitation, climate change, and policies that benefit the wealthiest Americans at the expense of everyone else.

Apr 23, 2015

"Running While Black": Protests Swell over Death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore Police Custody   (Democracy Now!)
AFSC's Dominique Stevenson and Eddie Conway talk to Democracy Now about protests over the death of Freddie Gray and the history of racist police violence and incarceration in Baltimore.
Civil Disobedience Necessary to Protect Victims of Police Brutality, Says Activist   (The Real News Network)
AFSC's Dominique Stevenson talks to the Real News Network about why she decided to cross the police line at a protest over the death of Freddie Grey.

Apr 22, 2015

Opinion: Challenging the Nuclear Powers’ Extremism   (InterPress News Service)
In this op ed, AFSC's Disarmament Coordinator Joseph Gerson speaks out about the importance of this year's Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference and the dangers nuclear weapons pose to our planet.
Failed economic ideas still able to harm people   (Charleston Gazette)
AFSC's Rick Wilson asks tough questions about the effectiveness of the free market at creating jobs or bringing prosperity to local economies.

Apr 21, 2015

House and Senate Conferring to Come Up with One Really Problematic Federal Budget   (Nonprofit Quarterly)
As Congress releases a troubling budget plan, AFSC's Kansas City program engages communities in a listening project to find out where people believe federal dollars should be spent.
Peace group seeks participants for rally against nuclear weapons Sunday in New York City   (Gazettenet)
Local peace activists travel to New York City to take part in a rally against nuclear weapons on the occasion of a United Nations session on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Apr 19, 2015

Wage increases at Wal-Mart, McDonald's could spark trend across the board for other employers   (Union Leader)
Advocates for a $15/hour minimum wage see small gains meet with some success as some corporations commit to small wage increases.

Apr 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton Offers Little To Make New Impression in Iowa   (Alternet)
As presidential hopefuls traverse Iowa, AFSC's Kevin Rutledge and other Iowa residents push candidates to articulate their positions on corporate spending and the military budget.
King Coal is Dead! Long Live King Coal!   (West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson talks to Public Radio about the problems with a coal-based economy and puts forward ideas about what is needed for a sustainable economy in West Virginia.

Apr 16, 2015

Will the U.S. Get Serious Now About Eliminating Its Own Nukes?   (Foreign Policy in Focus)
In this op ed, AFSC's Joseph Gerson, along with Jaqueline Cabasso and Kevin Martin, explains why now is the time for a serious push towards nuclear disarmament.
Working and on welfare: NH tops   (Union Leader)
A new study reveals that New Hampshire tops the list for the portion of its public assistance funding that goes to working families. Advocates point to the need to raise the minimum wage.

Apr 15, 2015

"Listening Project" Reveals Deep Concerns about Federal Budget   (Public News Service)
AFSC meets with Kansas City leaders to find out how those who serve local communities feel about how their federal tax dollars are spent.

Apr 8, 2015

MLK's Call to Honor Peace, Justice and Our Planet Still Challenges Us   (Truthout)
In this op ed, AFSC's Joseph Gerson--along with Jaqueline Cabasso and Kevin Martin--situate the current struggle to abolish nuclear weapons within Martin Luther King, Jr.'s denunciation of racism, materialism, and militarism.

Apr 7, 2015

Governing "Under the Influence" of Pentagon Contractors   (Public News Service)
There's no shortage of lawmakers calling for more military spending, but a security expert says New Hampshire and the nation would be better served by focusing on the real needs of Americans.

Apr 5, 2015

Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons   (Truthdig)
Activists call for boycotts of companies profiting from prison expansion.

Apr 4, 2015

Policy analyst to speak on weapons proliferation and military   (Concord Monitor)
William Hartung, director of Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, joins AFSC for a speaking tour on weapons proliferation and the military-industrial complex.
Anthony, N.M., farm training organic farmers of the future for local food network   (El Paso Times)
The Sol y Tierra Growers farm trains farmers on sustainable practices, promotes access to healthy food, and boosts the local economy.

Apr 1, 2015

Republican Budget Cuts In New Hampshire Provoke Backlash From Clergy   (Think Progress)
An interfaith coalition in New Hampshire calls New Hampshire's state budget proposal "immoral."

Mar 30, 2015

6 Ways to Get Big Money Out of Politics   (Huffington Post)
Ben Cohen urges the public to follow AFSC's lead to ask presidential candidates tough questions about corporate influence over public policy.

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