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Arizona Public Media: Private Prisons: Risks and Benefits

Privately operated prisons are increasingly becoming the norm in Arizona, and now a series of public hearings are being held to gather information concerning this trend. Luis Carrión spoke with Caroline Isaacs of the American Friends Service Committee, the group coordinating the public hearings.

Huffington Post Blog: A Nuclear-Free World Awaits Action by Obama, Senate

A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds photo of her family - 1945

A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds photo of her family - 1945

Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds picture of her 1945 family

Humans and nuclear weapons cannot co-exist.

This start judgment begins an opinion article by the AFSC's Shan Cretin and Joseph Gerson on the urgency for action by President Obama and the U.S. Senate, on the occasion of the 11th Annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit next month in Hiroshima Japan. 

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America in Decline: Paths to 21st Century Security & Prosperity - Joseph Gerson's Watertown UU Sermon

Joseph Gerson was invited to deliver the Sermon at the Watertown Unitarian Church, October 17. His talk touched on tragic similarities between German and U.S. militarism. He explained that many of the sources of the "American Century" caried with them the seeds of U.S. 21st century decline. He reviewed the economic, military, cultural, spiritual, intellectual and political dimensions of U.S. decline and points to Common Security (domestic and international) poliicies that can provide greater security and prosperity in the 21st century.

Oberlin Review: Off The Cuff: Greg Coleridge, director, Northeast AFSC

Coleridge, OC ’81, is involved in economic and political justice issues in the state of Ohio. He visited campus on Tuesday, Oct. 12, to speak about the United States Supreme Court’s Jan. 21, 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which gives corporations the First Amendment right to speak and spend what they wish about and on elections. Here he discusses his links to Ohio and his passion for change.


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ABQJournal NM Food:Build healthy meal around season's abundant fresh greens

  Finally, fresh greens have a long growing season in New Mexico. Accessible from early spring through the winter — particularly when savvy growers use season extenders like row cover or hoop houses — they also grow quickly. Many within 30 days.

Daily Telegram MI: Letter on the cost of war to domestic priorities

 To The Editor:

Since so much of the political debate in this fair country of ours concerns taxes, I thought I would share some info I received from The American Friends Service Committee, detailing the 2011 recommended discretionary spending by the federal government.

Ohio.com: Archenemies in charter fight

Foes marshal forces against seven amendments on the ballot in Akron. City leaders say they're needed. Both sides angle for voters who'll decide Nov. 2. The AFSC"s Greg Coleridge weighs in on campaign finance reform.

APP.com: Freehold vigil message: Dignity, not detention

Dignity, not detention, was the rallying cry Wednesday, when approximately 30 people gathered at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to protest conditions for immigrant detainees and the detentions themselves. 

 

 "Immigrants have equal rights. ... We don't believe detention is the solution to the current broken (immigration) law," said Chia Chia Wang of the American Friends Service Committee to the crowd.

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An Intern Reports on Worker Justice in D.C.

By Sarah Rutherford

It’s early on Tuesday morning, and dozens of Latino men are gathered outside of the Home Depot on Rhode Island Avenue.

A pickup truck slows to a stop in the parking lot, and the men swarm around it, negotiating frantically with the driver. The driver motions for two of them to get in and the men speed away. The rest shuffle back to the shade of the trees and wait for the next truck to appear.

WV Public Broadcasting: WV supporters of health care law mark 6-month anniversary

Thursday was the six-month anniversary of the nation’s new health care law. West Virginia supporters of the Affordable Care Act marked the day with comments about provisions of the law that are now in effect.  Among the members of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care speaking out yesterday was Rick Wilson of the American Friends Service Committee. 

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