Interns with AFSC Michigan's Criminal Justice Program describe their experiences advocating on behalf of prisoners in Michigan and share what they've learned about the prison system and themselves.
Videographer Rodger Routh portrays AFSC's Windows and Mirrors exhibit during its recent visit to Des Moines. The exhibit offers a chance to reflect on the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.
This short documentary captures the essence of the "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit, a stark reminder of the human cost of the Iraq War.
Joshua Saleem, AFSC Peacebuilding Director in St. Louis, talks about his work in schools to reduce violence and engage young people in building up their community.
About one million voters in Massachusetts will vote on the Budget for All this Election Day. The Budget for All seeks to prevent cuts to social services, create and protect jobs, close corporate tax loopholes, end offshore tax havens, and raise taxes on incomes over $250,000, and redirect military spending by ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing troops home safely now.
In this video, provided by the Neigbhorhood Network News, supporters of the Budget for All rally in Dorchester outside the Codman Square Health Center on October 25.
Volunteers at recent AFSC/JFON legal clinics talk about why Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a good first step for immigrant youth and our nation.
Given the short growing season in DPRK, farm managers have introduced techniques that help with rice cultivation. These systems of rice intensification are meant to get the most out of each rice seed, increasing yields.
A brief introduction to AFSC's program work in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea).
This video details the catastrophic global consequences of even a "limited" regional nuclear war on the other side of the planet.
Recent peer-reviewed studies, done by atmospheric scientists Alan Robock (Rutgers), Brian Toon (University of Colorado-Boulder), Richard Turco (UCLA) and colleagues, predict that even a relatively "limited" nuclear war between India and Pakistan, in which each side uses 50 Hiroshima-sized nuclear weapons against the other's cities, could create immense firestorms that would quickly surround the planet with a dense stratospheric smoke layer.
The black smoke would be heated by the sun, lofted like a hot air balloon, and would remain in the stratosphere for years. There it would block and prevent a large fraction of sunlight from reaching the Earth’s surface. The sharp reduction of warming sunlight would reduce growing seasons would cause the starvation of up to 1 billion people.
An AFSC Iowa volunteer and Dreamer, Hector Salamanca talks about his organizing work at the recent Latino Festival in Des Moines, the goal of in-state tuition for immigrant youth, and his chance encounter with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.