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Brew not Bullets! Starbucks Boycott
Launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, we will not stop until Starbucks bans guns from their stores and are an aggressive advocate for sane gun laws.
Research Delegation to Venezuela
Stronger Together: A look at agriculture, economic systems and reform in Venezuela
USSF Joint Struggle Delegation to the World Social Forum Free Palestine
Social movements will gather in Brazil in November 2012 to organize for a free Palestine, a struggle at the heart of the movement for global justice.
Aug 2, 2015, 3:24pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
On August 9, 2014, after Mike Brown, Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, an uprising began. In the weeks and months following his death, many people have traveled to Ferguson with good intentions — yet some have...
Jul 31, 2015, 2:38pm FOR
As we approach one year since the murder of Mike Brown, Jr. in Ferguson MO, we are coming together to respond to the call of Ferguson Action’s #UnitedWeFight to bear witness to the longest sustained protest in our nation since the Montgomery Bus...
Jan 22, 2015, 12:45pm Jeff Hood
There is an old story about Jesus.  During one of his marathon sessions, the entire house he was teaching in filled up and everyone wanted to share a moment with Jesus.  Hearing that he had the power to heal people, a group across town...
Dec 27, 2014, 1:33pm FOR
We talk a lot about the power of nonviolence. But we don’t get to see it in action as often as we like.That’s why we’re so excited to share with you this video of FOR Fellow Rev. Osagyefo Sekou — leading peaceful...
Dec 9, 2014, 1:33pm Jim Murphy
    We are investigating the restart of the Ithaca Chapter of Fellowship Of Reconciliation. Our first collaborative project is with Central New York Committee for Justice in Palestine (CNYCJP) and the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP): CNYCJP...
Nov 25, 2014, 7:15pm Kristin Stoneking
Last night, about two hours after the announcement of the Missouri grand jury’s determination that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted, I received a text from our staff on the ground in Ferguson.They believed police were shooting...
Nov 14, 2014, 7:24pm Gretchen Honnold
Tension is building here in Ferguson.An announcement about whether the Ferguson police officer — who shot and killed Mike Brown on August 9 — will be charged with a crime is uncertain, while the community here continues to come...
Nov 11, 2014, 5:36pm Gretchen Honnold
Remember the last time you found yourself in a conflict situation, heard an oppressive statement or witnessed the diminishment of another human being?As a peacemaker, you no doubt wanted to respond in a way that would bring justice,...
Oct 17, 2014, 10:02pm Jim Murphy
Dear Friends in Ithaca and Finger Lakes Region: You are invited to join us in an Ithaca FOR Chapter meeting on OCTOBER 29th at 7 PM in the Parlor of the Unitarian Church – Ithaca.We are in the process of reorganizing the Ithaca Chapter of the...