AFJN Signs on to Letter Urging Commodity Speculation Regulation

AFJN has signed on to a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which urges the Commission to implement the financial reforms (Dodd-Frank Act) passed last year in terms of firmer regulations on commodities speculation.  Commodities speculation (specifically, buying food … Continued

Justice in the World, 40 years Later

From the Jan-March 2011 edition of Around Africa, by Fr. Rocco Puopolo, Executive Director AFJN “If you want peace, work for justice.”  This pithy saying can still be found today as a bumper sticker on a number of cars in … Continued

The Softer Side of AFRICOM

From the Jan-March 2011 Edition of Around Africa, by Melaura Homan-Smith, AFJN Staff In 1961, just three days before John F Kennedy was inaugurated, President Eisenhower gave his historic farewell speech where he said: “We must guard against the acquisition … Continued

Lenten Witness for Peace and Justice

A note from the Dorothy Day house: Please vigil with the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and other peacemakers at the White House during the Fridays of Lent from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lent is a time for personal and societal repentance, a time … Continued


To learn more about AFRICOM and ways to contribute to the voices of concern, visit the Resist AFRICOM website. ResistAFRICOM is a campaign comprised of concerned U.S. and Africa-based organizations, including AFJN, and individuals opposed to the new U.S. military command … Continued

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