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Sep 19, 2016
Northampton forum on refugee resettlement
(MassLive)
AFSC and others host a forum in Northampton on Refugee Resettlement.
Sep 18, 2016
Entire Seattle football team kneels during national anthem in solidarity with Kaepernick
(.Mic)
Seattle's entire Garfield High School Bulldogs football team kneeled instead of stood during the national anthem during their season-opening game against West Seattle High.
Sep 16, 2016
Military Detention Is No Way to Treat a Child: Abuses in Palestine
(Truthout)
In the West Bank, more than 500 Palestinian children are held in Israeli military detention every year. AFSC is trying to change that.
Sep 15, 2016
Path to education, middle class blocked by fees
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
West Virginia has a long way to go when it comes to making education financially accessible.
Sep 14, 2016
Undocumented students speak out against Say Yes to Education
(Yes! Weekly)
Undocumented students from Guilford protest their exclusion from programs designed to help young people go to college.
Sep 14, 2016
Few immigrants to NJ grab Obama's lifeline
(Asbury Park Press)
It’s been four years since the passage of DACA, but many in New Jersey have not applied, likely due to limited access to legal services.
Sep 14, 2016
The Reduction of Muslim Americans
(Common Dreams)
Islamophobia in the U.S. is a bipartisan problem.
Sep 14, 2016
The Private Prison Industry Has a Backup Plan
(Huffington Post)
Private prison companies have been diversifying their operations and making money on ankle bracelets, reentry services, and prison health care.
Sep 14, 2016
Undocumented students protest Say Yes exclusion
(Greensboro News and Record)
In Greensboro, activists protest the Say Yes to Education scholarship program’s exclusion of undocumented immigrants.
Sep 14, 2016
Imperial Beach right-wing backlashed
(San Diego Reader)
A "Welcoming Cities Proclamation" designed to welcome immigrants and refugees draws protest from conservatives.
Sep 13, 2016
‘Good Guy’ Narratives and Community Safety
(Huffington Post)
the Urban Shield Expo in Alemeda County underscores the dangers and prevalence of militarism.
Sep 8, 2016
Private Prisons Have a Problem: Not Enough Inmates
(Bloomberg)
As public opinion turns against private prisons, private prison companies are diversifying their investments.
Sep 7, 2016
It Sucks to Be Undocumented When You're an Average Student
(Vice)
Linda Sanchez from AFSC's 67 Sueños program helps explain why immigration activists can't just focus on "exceptional" students.
Sep 7, 2016
Neighbor relates inspiring tale of service in wartime
(Baltimore Sun)
A writer reflects on the activist legacy of her neighbor, a long-time AFSC volunteer.
Sep 6, 2016
New call for US investigation into killing of Palestinian-American teen in West Bank
(Mondoweiss)
AFSC calls on President Barack Obama to launch an investigation into the death of a Palestinian-American teenager killed by the Israeli military in February.
Sep 5, 2016
Boycott, But Then What? CodePink Wants You To Build A New, Local Peace Economy
(MintPress News)
Beyond boycotts, AFSC and CodePink create tools and networks to help build an economy grounded in peace and justice.
Sep 4, 2016
Israel claims no wrongdoing in West Bank killing of US teen
(Press TV)
The Israeli government tells U.S. authorities there was no wrongdoing in the shooting death of American teenager Mahmoud Shaalan.
Sep 4, 2016
Can blackberries and tilapia help New Mexico’s small farmers thrive?
(Santa Fe New Mexican)
Sustainable farming provides a boost to New Mexican workers and consumers.
Sep 3, 2016
Israel clears soldiers involved in checkpoint killing of U.S. teen
(Politico)
Israeli authorities have told U.S. officials that they found no criminal wrongdoing by soldiers involved in the February killing of an American teenager.
Sep 2, 2016
Community leaders asking U.S. Customs and Border Protection to make changes to Friendship Park
(The CW6 San Diego)
At the most southwestern point of the United States is a place generations of families have gone to visit with friends and family living in Mexico.
Sep 1, 2016
New York program provides public defenders in deportation cases
(ABA Journal)
A new model for legal representation is working to provide public defenders to people facing deportation in New York and New Jersey.
Sep 1, 2016
Freedom School Aims to Teach What Public Schools Don’t
(Seattle Weekly)
Seattle's Tyree Scott Freedom School helps prepare young people to dismantle systemic racism.
Sep 1, 2016
ICE may drop private detention, too
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities in the San Diego region may follow federal prisons away from privatization.
Aug 31, 2016
KY, AR suggest expanded Medicaid in WV means better health
(West Virginia Gazette Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson explains why expanding Medicaid is good for West Virginia's health.
Aug 30, 2016
Banding Together Against Hate
(Chicago Citizen)
A Chicago community stands together against Islamophobic violence.

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