October 25, 2013

Tom Hayden, Peace Exchange, worth following.

Tom Hayden
The Peace Exchange Bulletin
Published by Tom Hayden, The Peace Exchange Bulletin is a reader-supported journal, critically following the Pentagon's Long War in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as the failed U.S. wars on drugs and gangs, and U.S. military responses to nationalism and poverty around the world.

Two, Three, Many Americas?

Since the posting of "Becoming Two Countries in 2014", many readers have argued that we actually are becoming three or more Americas, while others cling to the dream of becoming One America again.

Greenwald Drone Film Opens In Pakistan

In a unique film premiere for victims of drone strikes, Pakistani leader Imran Khan will host a screening of Robert Greenwald's new documentary "Unmanned: America's Drone Wars" in Islamabad this Friday. 

Bird-Dog Your Congressional Representatives

Peace Action West has produced a citizens' guide to Congressional votes on Afghanistan, drones and other issues of war-and-peace.

October 18, 2013

Get to know Peace Iowa

Ann and Shel Stromquist's home 316 Myrtle Ave Iowa City
Support peace and enjoy good music & refreshments.
Blue Stem Trio - Tim Schulte, Margaret Brumm, Loren Brumm
~~music with roots in old time string, jazz, and swing~~
Benefit concert for Peace Education and Action Center of Eastern Iowa (Peace Iowa) Donations encouraged. 7-9:30PM, October 19.
Parking: front & back driveways, Oak Park Ct., Myrtle Ave. parking lot. Questions? Call Ann at 319-337-5463

October 2, 2013

Peace Vigil and Refugee Walk

Join friends at the Pentacrest on Sunday, Oct 6, at 1pm and stay for the refugee walk beginning at Old Brick at 2pm to support Syria refugees.  Iowa City, Iowa.

How bad can it get!?

The Top Nine Ways a Government Shutdown Affects Real Americans

     1. 800,000 federal employees will go without pay -- and it's unclear if they'll receive back pay for time missed.

     2. 3.6 million veterans may not receive benefits if the shutdown lasts over two weeks.

     3. The Centers for Disease Control will have to stop its flu prevention program, just as flu season begins.

     4. Food safety inspections will scale back their work, exposing millions to risk.

     5. About nine million moms and pregnant women will no longer receive nutritional assistance from the Department of Agriculture's Women, Infants, and Children program.

     6. The Small Business Administration will be unable to process new loans, potentially slowing new small business growth.

     7. National parks and museums will close across the country, damaging our travel and tourism industries by millions for each day the government remains shut down. (Yes, that means the Statue of Liberty is closed for business...)

     8. Head Start programs across the country will start closing, ending educational and health benefits for low-income children.

     9. Disability benefits could be interrupted, leaving vulnerable Americans without the support they rely on.

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