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2014-02-22 23:00:05

Twenty-one official selections have been chosen in the 4 annual festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization working for lasting peace with justice. Youth ages 23 or younger use short videos to say how they would spend $1 Trillion. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 Twenty-one official selections have been chosen for the fourth annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollar” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee...

2013-10-16 23:00:38

4th Annual Youth Film Festival asks youth 23 or younger to say how they would spend $1 Trillion, using short videos. The American Friends Service Committee sponsors the project, which culminates in a trip to Washington and screenings Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" is the annual national youth film festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker peace and social justice organization. The festival and...

2008-10-02 21:00:19

By Kerry Lester Imagine the scenario: A local peace group has long distributed fliers at a suburban high school. These fliers encourage students to make informed choices when joining the military. One day, an administrator decides that the peace group's is "military bashing." The group is asked to leave. Military recruiters, also distributing fliers at the school, keep making regular visits. The peace group cries foul over the school's choice. Is such a decision fair? Too rash?...

2008-10-02 21:00:19

By Kerry Lester klester@@dailyherald.com A Fox Valley peace group has asked the Elgin Area School District U-46 board to give them the same access to schools as military recruiters. South Elgin resident Bettina Perillo, a member of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace, since 2006 had passed out pamphlets from a booth in Elgin High School's cafeteria. The pamphlets aim to educate students about other options outside enlisting in the military, Perillo said. Her group chose Elgin High because...

2006-06-15 13:15:13

Deletes statement in final paragraph that the American Friends Service Committee is "also known as the Quakers" which is erroneous By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday to demand information it says the government has collected on groups opposed to the war in Iraq. The group says the Pentagon has been monitoring anti-war groups and individuals and has compiled lists on people it sees as potential...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.