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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.
May 31, 2016
Abuses on the Border
(The American Prospect)
Advocates for civil liberties raise concern over abusive practices by Customs and Border Patrol on the U.S.-Mexico border.
May 31, 2016
Barrio Logan leaders question use of riot police during Trump rally
(Fox 5)
Community leaders speak out against the militarization of Barrio Logan during a Donald Trump campaign rally.
May 27, 2016
Should Obama apologize for the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima?
(CBC Radio)
President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima, but does not apologize for the U.S. nuclear bombing.
May 27, 2016
ChangeMakers: Triple Threat Leadership
(NBC News)
AFSC's Farajii Muhammad is profiled in NBC's ChangeMakers series on community leaders who are changing Baltimore for the better.
May 26, 2016
Quaker groups unite to oppose TTIP
(The Friend)
Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to reject the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
May 24, 2016
Having Killed Millions in War the US Now Offers Weapons to Vietnam. Why?
(Sputnik News)
AFSC's Raed Jarrar speaks on U.S. military policy in the Middle East.
May 24, 2016
Interfaith panel discusses responding to refugee crisis
(National Catholic Reporter)
Leaders of Catholic, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities come together to discuss faith responses to the refugee crisis
May 24, 2016
Forced overtime adds stress at Michigan women's prison
(Detroit Free Press)
Overworked Correctional Officers and rampant overcrowding at Michigan's only women's prison is cause for concern among prisoners rights advocates.
May 23, 2016
Speak Up for Kids in Military Detention
(Truthout)
U.S. Representative Betty McCollum is circulating a "dear colleague" letter asking for a special envoy for Palestinian children to protect them from mistreatment and military detention.
May 23, 2016
New Study Shows Just How Warped and Warlike Mainstream Media Coverage of Islam Is
(AlterNet)
Mainstream media coverage of Muslims almost always includes a mention of extremism, and usually relies on official sources.
May 23, 2016
Obama Urged to Renew Effort Toward Nuclear Disarmament in Hiroshima
(America: The National Catholic Review)
Religious leaders and anti-nuclear activists urge President Obama to use his visit to Hiroshima as an opportunity to advance nuclear disarmament.
May 23, 2016
End Hudson County agreement with immigration enforcement agency
(Jersey Journal)
Civil and immigrant rights organizations express concern over agreement between the Hudson County Dept. of Corrections and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
May 22, 2016
Meet the New Face of Israel's Growing Military Refuser Movement
(Truthout)
Conscientious objectors from the Israeli military tour 12 U.S. cities to talk about militarism is Israel and the occupation of the Palestinian territory.
May 21, 2016
Locked Up Arizona: A look at the state of Arizona’s criminal justice system
(KTAR News)
A new documentary highlights the problems in Arizona's prison system.
May 20, 2016
How the Mainstream Media's Islamophobia Fuels Endless War
(Truthout)
AFSC's media analysis report looks at how the media reports on "violent extremism," and what the consequences are on public discourse and foreign policy.
May 19, 2016
Rumors of new ICE raids send fear into immigrant communities across the country
(Fusion)
In Florida and across the country, immigrant communities are fearful in the face of Obama administration's recently announced immigration raids.
May 18, 2016
When Students Stand Against Border Patrol Presence at Career Fairs, Administrators Should Take Their Direction
(San Diego Free Press)
In San Diego, City College students mobilize to keep the Border Patrol out of their schools.
May 16, 2016
WV still paying for a missed turn a century ago
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rock Wilson looks back at language from West Virginia's early Tax Commission that laid the foundations for economic inequality in the state today.
May 16, 2016
The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray
(WEAA)
AFSC's Dominque Stevenson appears on the Marc Steiner show to talk about education, racism, and community in Baltimore.
May 16, 2016
Missouri Refugee Family to Attend Anti-Fear Forum
(Public News Service)
In Kansas City, AFSC organizes public forums to address the Syrian refugee crisis and challenge xenophobia in the Midwest.
May 13, 2016
NH Peace Activists Urge Specific Proposals for Obama Visit to Hiroshima
(Public News Service)
As President Obama prepares for a visit to Hiroshima, anti-nuclear activists hope he will offer concrete steps towards nuclear disarmament.
May 13, 2016
The Bush Administration, U.S. Nuclear War-Fighting Policy & the War On Iraq
(CounterPunch)
Nuclear proliferation and ongoing militarism poses a threat to global security.

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