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Jul 13, 2015

Are working people living too well?   (Charleston Gazette)
AFSC's Rick Wilson talks about the political climate, economic justice and the struggles of working people in West Virginia.
Department Of Corrections Delays Bids For New Medium-Security Beds   (KJZZ)
Arizona extends due date for private prison companies to apply to build more beds in the wake of disturbances at the Kingman State Prison.

Jul 12, 2015

Private prisons reflect outdated Arizona corrections policy   (Arizona Daily Sun )
Arizona Daily Sun's Editorial Board questions the state's sentencing and corrections policies, as well as the utility of private prisons.

Jul 11, 2015

California's Invasive 'Contraband Watch' Often Yields Little   (Associated Press)
Prisoners' rights advocates speak out against a controversial method to recover contraband from people in prison.

Jul 9, 2015

10 Years Later, Israel Under Pressure From Successful Boycott Movement   (MintPress News)
On July 9, 2005, over 170 Palestinian organizations united to demand that the world stop supporting Israel, launching the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. What have they accomplished?

Jul 7, 2015

Ducey Wants Investigation of For-Profit Prison in Kingman   (Arizona NPR)
A string of incidents that escalated to full-scale rioting at a privately run prison complex in Kingman is raising worries over the how the facility is managed.
Multiple Investigations Surrounding The State Prison In Kingman   (KJZZ)
AFSC calls for an independent investigation into privately operated Kingman State Prison after multiple riots.

Jul 6, 2015

For-profit prisons threaten public safety   (Arizona Republic )
This op ed from AFSC's Caroline Isaacs explains why for-profit prisons threaten the safety of prisoners, staff, and the public.
Arizona taxpayers should 'riot' over private prisons   (Arizona Republic)
Poor management, violations of prisoners' rights, untrained stadd, and poorly constructed facilities all mean private prisons end up costing tax-payers more in the long run

Jul 5, 2015

Ducey calls for investigation of Kingman prison riot   (Arizona Republic)
In the wake of unrest at a for-profit prison outside Kingman, AFSC's Caroline Isaacs and others point to the failures of prison privatization.

Jun 30, 2015

Basu: No hecklers allowed   (Des Moines Register)
Activists raising tough questions for candidates and politicians face removal and sometimes arrest for trying to exercise their right to free speech.
Report: Murrieta Immigrant Protest Example Of Collusion   (KPBS)
A new report shows that border patrol authorities have been colluding with anti-immigration groups in order to "inject negative biases into the broader immigration debate."
Crowd turns out for racial equality event in Charleston   (Charleston Gazette)
Crowds gather in Charleston to talk about steps to take to promote racial equality.
How to reduce Michigan's corrections budget in the long term   (Michigan Public Radio)
AFSC's Natalie Holbrook explains why the only logical and moral way to cut corrections spending is by reducing the prison population and closing prisons.

Jun 29, 2015

N.J. Supreme Court case to decide fate of abused immigrant children   (NJ.com)
AFSC participates in a legal challenge to expand the ability of immigrant children to stay in the United States.

Jun 27, 2015

On prisons, Arizona stays tough   (Arizona Daily Star)
Experts weigh in on the problems with Arizona's "tough on crime" approach and skyrocketing corrections budget.
Church-based BDS does not unfairly ‘single out’ Israel   (+972 )
Op Ed makes the case for why faith-based activists engage in Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign.

Jun 25, 2015

Concord faith communities gather to mourn Charleston shooting victims, pray for peace   (Concord Monitor)
In the wake of the racially motivated killing of nine people at an AME Church in Charleston, an interfaith gathering in Concord gathers to pray for peace.

Jun 24, 2015

The Most Racist Flag   (Real News Network)
As states across the south finally remove confederate flags, AFSC's Kamau Franklin speaks to the broader need to address white supremacy in the United States.
Colombian army's top leadership not facing justice in killings, report says   (Los Angeles Times)
AFSC's John Lindsay-Poland weighs in on extrajudicial killings in Colombia and the government's failure to take action.

Jun 23, 2015

Event aims to improve racial equality in WV   (Charleston Daily Mail )
In West Virginia, an AFSC program rallies the community to generate concrete solutions to address systemic racism.
19 Dems urge Kerry to make detained Palestinian children a priority   (Jewish Telegraphic Agency )
After AFSC and other organizations held a congressional briefing, lawmakers in Washington publish a letter voicing their concerns over the military detention of Palestinian children.
Dems tell Kerry: Don’t ignore Palestinian children   (The Hill)
Due to advocacy efforts by AFSC and other organizations, a group of 18 Democratic lawmakers are urging the State Department to do all it can to make Israel give better treatment to Palestinian children held in detention.
California Prisoners Die of Drug Overdoses at Three Times National Rate   (KQED)
AFSC's Laura Magnani speaks to KQED about the flow of drugs into California's prison system, and how the state's efforts to curb the problem lead to violations of prisoners' rights.

Jun 22, 2015

Corruption Bird Dogs Accuse Candidates of ‘Governing Under The Influence’   (MintPress News)
Grassroots activists in New Hampshire and Iowa press presidential hopefuls on the role corporations play in militarism, war, and immigrant detention.

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