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Jul 10, 2016
The Church Camps That Aim to Bridge Race Relations
(The Atlantic)
Religious communities across the United States host “Freedom Schools” to empower kids to change the world.
Jul 10, 2016
Surge in Michigan inmate assaults drops off in 2015
(Detroit Free Press)
Tensions in Michigan prisons over poor conditions lead to violence, but diminishes slightly after years of increase.
Jul 9, 2016
Greg Coleridge on WBAI
(WBAI)
AFSC's Greg Coleridge discusses the People's Peace and Justice Convention, slated to take place during the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Jul 8, 2016
Syria No-Fly Zones May Cause Escalation With Russia
(Sputnik International)
AFSC's Joseph Gerson speaks about potential dangers of a "no-fly" zone at a Counter-NATO summit in Warsaw.
Jul 8, 2016
Camps teach kids to put their faith into action
(Houston Chronicle)
Freedom schools across the country empower young people to work for racial justice.
Jul 7, 2016
Training the Next Generation of Illinois' Immigration Activists
(Public News Service)
As immigration issues continue to make headlines, AFSC trains the next generation of immigration activists in Illinois.
Jul 6, 2016
Damning Report on British Role in Iraq Invasion Falls Short, Critics Say
(Alternet)
A report initiated by Sir John Chicolet examines the British role in the beginning of the war in Iraq.
Jul 6, 2016
Obama’s Forever War? The Protracted Occupation of Afghanistan Just Grew Even Longer
(Alternet)
President Obama again prolongs U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.
Jul 6, 2016
Deaconess Foundation hosts ‘Children at the Center’
(St. Louis American)
A forum in Saint Louis focuses on children's mental and physical health in the region.
Jul 5, 2016
Imperial NATO: Before and After Brexit
(Common Dreams)
Our interests and survival depend on Common Security diplomacy rather than the repeated and deadly failures of militarism.
Jul 5, 2016
Oakland writer-activist and Iranian captive tells story of solitary confinement
(Mercury News)
Sarah Shourd, who spent more than a year in solitary confinement in Iran, has written a play to challenge solitary confinement in the U.S.
Jul 4, 2016
"No Touching": Peering Through the Iron Bars of the US-Mexico Border, Families Struggle to Connect
(Truthout)
Family members gather on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to visit through the border wall.
Jul 1, 2016
Chicago clergy leaders call for end to blockade of Gaza
(Mondoweiss)
Members of the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy deliver a petition with over 1,340 signatures to Senator Dick Durbin, urging him to end the blockade of Gaza.
Jun 30, 2016
Liberal groups plan to build their own wall for Trump’s Denver visit
(Denver Post)
A team of 16 local organizations are planning to build and then destroy a wall Friday morning in response to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s visit to Denver.
Jun 30, 2016
Supreme Court deals blow to future of DAPA
(Boulder Weekly)
Denver activists express dismay about the Supreme Court's deadlock on immigration.
Jun 30, 2016
Cómo la frustración de no poder llegar a EEUU genera un aumento de los suicidios en cárceles de migrantes de México
(Univision)
Bajo presión de Estados Unidos por detener y deportar a migrantes centroamericanos en la frontera sur de México, los suicidios en el mayor centro de detención en América Latina son cada vez más frecuentes.
Jun 29, 2016
Hudson County may end controversial partnership with ICE
(Jersey Journal)
Hudson County is leaning toward not renewing a controversial agreement it has with federal immigration officials that allows county workers to act as immigration agents.
Jun 29, 2016
Hudson County may end controversial partnership with ICE
(Jersey Journal)
Hudson County is leaning toward not renewing a controversial agreement it has with federal immigration officials that allows county workers to act as immigration agents.
Jun 28, 2016
Preocupa a ONG ayuda de EEUU a México en migración
(La Opinión)
AFSC alertó que lacooperación de Estados Unidos a México en materia migratoria puede contaminar de malas prácticas a los agentes locales a la hora de respetar los derechos humanos.
Jun 28, 2016
Inmate advocates: We question, not accuse, Cumberland jailers
(NJ.com)
AFSC's Bonnie Kerness sets the record straight on calling for an investigation of the Cumberland County Jail.
Jun 27, 2016
EU potencia violacion de DH en Mexico, afirma ONG
(El Universal)
AFSC alerta que la venta de armas repercute en un aumento de las violaciones a derechos humanos y homicidios en Mexico.
Jun 27, 2016
Lawmakers, Immigrant Advocates Question Use of Solitary Confinement
(NJTV)
A new report, “Isolated in Essex: Punishing Immigrants Through Solitary Confinement,” finds excessive use of solitary confinement at the Essex County Jail.
Jun 26, 2016
An inside look at what happens to children after crossing the U.S. border
(Miami Herald)
More than 200 unaccompanied minors escaping danger in Central America arrive at a temporary shelter in Florida.
Jun 25, 2016
Garlic: A versatile vegetable, a farming tradition
(Santa Fe New Mexican)
AFSC sponsors the Sostenga Garlic Harvest Festival and helps promote sustainable farming practices in New Mexico.
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.

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