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Jun 24, 2016
After 3 hanging deaths, give N.J. jail thorough review
(NJ.com)
Editorial board criticizes Cumberland County Jail for failing to keep people safe from harm.
Jun 23, 2016
Immigration allies: Supreme Court ruling a "blow" to families
(Asbury Park Press)
Immigration advocates speak out against a Supreme Court deadlock that leaves in place the injunction against President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Jun 23, 2016
Solitary confinement is 'excessive' and 'arbitrary' at Essex jail, report finds
(NJ.com)
A new report from AFSC documents excessive use of solitary confinement at the Essex County Jail.
Jun 23, 2016
Meet Moussa, The Type Of Person SCOTUS Ruling Will Hurt
(Bustle)
The Supreme Court's ruling in U.S. v. Texas leaves parents vulnerable to deportation.
Jun 23, 2016
Families Speak Out after DAPA Ruling, Promise to Fight for Immigration Reform
(Equal Voice )
The Supreme Court’s deadlock United States v. Texas,represents a massive blow to millions of immigrants who could have been eligible to live and work legally in the United States.
Jun 22, 2016
Future Unknown For Refugee Children At Temporary South Florida Shelter
(CBS Miami)
South Florida opens a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors from Central America who were taken into custody at the U.S. border.
Jun 22, 2016
Advocacy groups call for state investigation of Cumberland County jail deaths
(The Press)
Advocacy groups dedicated to social and religious justice want the state to investigate alleged “official misconduct” linked to three deaths at the Cumberland County jail.
Jun 21, 2016
US lawmakers urge Obama to act on abuse of Palestinian children
(Electronic Intifada)
Lawmakers urge president Obama to appoint a special envoy to protect the rights of Palestinian children under Israeli occupation.
Jun 21, 2016
Inmate advocates want investigation of county jail death, alleged abuse
(NJ.com)
In the wake of another death at Cumberland County Jail, advocacy groups are looking closely at jail conditions.
Jun 21, 2016
KC Unity Fest Urges Against Pointing Fingers After A Tragedy
(KRCU)
AFSC's Social Change Institute urges participants to come together and reject efforts to scapegoat LGBT, immigrant, and Muslim communities.
Jun 20, 2016
Is This Another Sign the Tide Is Turning on Palestinian Human Rights?
(AlterNet)
Rep. Betty McCollum leads a call for the U.S. to address grave abuses of Palestinian children.
Jun 20, 2016
Hawaii Doesn’t Know If Inmates Sent To Mainland Are Likelier To Reoffend
(Civil Beat)
The state has little data on the effect of shipping prisoners to Arizona, but studies say a lack of family contact makes reentry harder.
Jun 16, 2016
In Denver, LGBT people of color mourn Orlando their own way
(Colorado Independent)
Community members gather in Denver to mourn the 49 people killed at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
Jun 14, 2016
Arizona May Buy Private Prison Near Kingman
(KJZZ)
In the wake of last year's riots, Arizona corrections officials plan to ask lawmakers to endorse a plan buy the private prison.
Jun 14, 2016
Activists Investigate US Role In Mexico’s Human Rights Abuses
(KPBS)
AFSC leads a fact-finding mission in Mexico to increase awareness about how the U.S. has fueled human rights violations by arming Mexican security forces.
Jun 8, 2016
The Prison Industry on Your Campus
(Medium)
Here are seven unexpected places you might find prison profiteers in your classrooms, on your desk, and even in your wallet.
Jun 8, 2016
How Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer Are Teaming Up With the NYPD to Push Police Militarization
(AlterNet)
The Urban Areas Security Initiative appears to be a slush fund for surveillance of activists and police militarization.
Jun 5, 2016
Tempted by a cure for too much freedom?
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
An op ed by AFSC's Rick Wilson describes the temptations and dangers of authoritarian movements.
Jun 3, 2016
Play Sheds Light On The Deplorable Conditions Transgender Immigrants Face In Detention Centers
(Think Progress)
A play highlighting the struggles of a trans asylum seeker is helping motivate people to take action.
Jun 3, 2016
Lawmakers kill farm labor overtime bill
(The Californian)
After the California Assembly narrowly vote down a bill to grant overtime pay to farm workers, advocates still pushing for change.
Jun 2, 2016
NH aerospace conference stresses exports
(NH Business Review)
As an aerospace conference comes to New Hampshire, some residents are critical of weapons companies who use their influence to promote militarism.
Jun 1, 2016
Meet the Rabbi Who Renounced Zionism and Embraced Palestinian Liberation
(In These Times)
AFSC's Midwest regional director Brant Rosen is building a non-Zionist synagogue with a social justice focus.
Jun 1, 2016
Transforming weapons into tools
(Albuquerque Journal)
An event aimed at curbing gun violence in New Mexico will turn guns into garden tools.
Jun 1, 2016
Gardening with a .38-cal Hoe
(Albuquerque Free Press)
A unique event in Albuquerque will use a blacksmith forge to repurpose weapons into tools for young gardeners.
May 31, 2016
Barrio Logan arrests followed Trump speech
(San Diego Reader)
People protesting Donald Trump are pushed into residential neighborhoods by riot police in San Diego.

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