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Audio from AFSC

We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on President Trump’s proposed military budget increase, increased awareness of “corporate personhood” inside the Washington DC beltway, the Democratic National Committee’s decision to continue accepting cash from corporate political action committees, and the failure of the privatized/corporatized JobsOhio economic development organization to create jobs in Ohio (but enriching its own employees). [Length: 44:13]
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on published emails showing how fossil fuel corporations helped craft legal documents for then Oklahoma Attorney General (and now EPA head) Scott Pruitt; the updated cumulative wealth of Trump administration cabinet members and advisors; poverty in Ohio and the state budget; and a strategic call to use our activist energies  resist, rethink AND recreate. [Length: 37:29]
Muslim organizations note that the climate of profiling and suspicion is worse now than it was after 9/11 and that incidents of intimidation, bullying and violence have spiked in recent months. AFSC's Communities Against Islamophobia project aims to develop new allies to those affected by anti-Muslimism in the Trump era.
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on Exxon corporation’s use of  first amendment “free speech rights” to avoid guilt and responsibility in selling fossil fuels despite knowing  those products caused climate change; introduced mis-named “right to know” legislation in Ohio; and a review of the new film about James Baldwin on race, class and power. [Length: 33:32]
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment (again) on Governor Kasich’s regressive tax proposals in his proposed 2018-19 state budget, the corporate connections of EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt; enlarging and transforming the anti-Trump movement; and the upcoming closure of our office and program.  [Length: 35:52]
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and corporate personhood, President Trump’s Cabinet Secretary nominations of Tom Price, Steve Mnuchin and Betsy DeVos, and Governor Kasich’s regressive tax proposals in his proposed state budget. [Length: 30:23]
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on President Trump’s executive actions on immigration, how a people’s movement stopped the TPP, why Ohio tax cuts for the rich are now causing budget problems, how the US ranks among the world’s richest 30 nations on various life indicators, and a 10 point plan to promote justice and equality during the next 4 years. [Length: 46:00]
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and interview Imam Paul Hasan of the International Council on Urban Peace, Justice and Empowerment on their launch of a National Petition Campaign Opposing the Creation of a Muslim Registry [Length: 40:35].   To sign the petition, go to https://www.change.org/p/national-petition-campaign-opposing-muslim-registry
Sanctuary Everywhere: From interrupting street harrassment to offering sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, Lori Khamala and Jennifer Piper explore ways to resist intimidation, police brutality, anti-immigrant sentiment, Islamophobia and other forms of oppression on the streets and beyond. 

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