Tuesday, December 19, 2006

AFSC - period ended 9.1.2006

AFSC/War/Protest//Chill of Govt. Surveillance Grips Activists, Muslims/The NewStandard/Syracuse/NY/USA/13-Sep-06//… Michael McConnell, Great Lakes regional director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) said he suspects the heightened level of government monitoring will affect activist efforts. "If people’s fears are artificially raised to be suspicious of a broader range of groups and individuals – which right now includes grandmothers and Quakers – then it is reasonable that they would be dissuaded from contacting us because of this irrational fear," he told TNS.….

AFSC/War/Iraq/Boots/Memorial honors state's fallen soldiers/The Southern/Champaign/IL/USA/4-Sep-06//... Coordinated by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Chicago-based Quaker organization, the exhibit is designed to promote nonviolence while ...

AFSC/Politics and Economics/Labor//State needs jobs you can live on/Concord Monitor/Concord/NH/USA/5-Sep-06//... (Arnie Alpert is New Hampshire program coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that works for social justice and peace.

AFSC/Peace Activities//9/11 vigil follows `Gandhi' showing/Akron Beacon Journal/Akron/OH/USA/10-Sep-06//… The Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee is sponsoring two events to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

The first event, the showing of the film Gandhi, is 1 to 5 p.m. today at Our Lady of the Elms High School Auditorium, 1375 W. Market St., Akron. The 100th anniversary of the modern nonviolent movement to seek justice using civil disobedience, launched by Mohandas Gandhi on Sept. 11, 1906, will be honored.

The event also will include a display of original photographs and letters from Gandhi and a discussion of the relevance of nonviolence today.

The second event, a candlelight peace vigil, is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Federal Building, at South Main and West Market streets in downtown Akron. The vigil will commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11 and those that followed in Afghanistan and Iraq.


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