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Oct 22, 2014

First Person in CO Claims Sanctuary to Avoid Deportation   (Public News Service)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been trying to deport Arturo Hernandez for the past four years. With the help of the New Sanctuary Movement, he became the first person in Colorado to take sanctuary in a local church.
Man declares sanctuary in Denver to avoid deportation   (Denver Post)
AFSC in Denver has been working to build the New Sanctuary Movement, which has offered sanctuary in a Unitarian Church to a man facing deportation.

Oct 12, 2014

Passamaquoddy Youth Leader in South Africa   (Maine Public Broadcasting Network)
Native youth leader from Maine travels to Cape Town for the World Summit of Nobel Laureates' Global Youth Indaba.

Oct 9, 2014

2015 a Make-or-Break Year for Nuclear Disarmament   (Inter Press News Service)
In April of 2015, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference will take place in New York. A network of organizations, including AFSC, is mobilizing for nuclear abolition and climate justice.

Oct 8, 2014

Campaign means it's time to get up close and personal   (New Hampshire Union Leader)
Florida Senator and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is questioned on foreign policy as part of AFSC's "Governing Under the Influence" project.
Quakers look to shake up Arizona attorney general’s race   (Phoenix Business Journal)
AFSC questions Mark Brnovich, candidate for Arizona Attorney General, on his relationship to private prison company Corrections Corporation of America.

Oct 7, 2014

After 13 Years, President Obama, 'Time to End Our Endless War in Afghanistan'   (Common Dreams)
As the war in Afghanistan marks it's 13th year, the AFSC joins with activists and veterans across the country to call for peace.
Rubio joins Brown to call Shaheen ‘silent shadow’ of ‘failed’ Obama foreign policy   (NH Journal)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert asks presidential hopeful Marco Rubio about "corporate cronyism" and military spending.

Sep 29, 2014

"War Has Failed Miserably": Could U.S. Strikes Unite Extremists at Odds in Syria?   (Democracy Now)
Democracy Now interviews AFSC's Policy Impact Coordinator Raed Jarrar about the rise of the ISIS, the expanded U.S. military response, and what a political solution could look like.
As US Bombs Iraq and Syria, Who Exactly Is Being Killed?   (Common Dreams)
AFSC's Raed Jarrar speaks with Common Dreams about the U.S.'s expanded war in Iraq and Syria.

Sep 23, 2014

Youth Justice Campaigners Turn Boring Land Use Hearing Into a Fight Against Institutional Racism   (The Stranger)
Young people from AFSC and other organizations show up to offer powerful testimony about racial disparity in the criminal justice system and the possible impacts of building a new youth jail.

Sep 17, 2014

Coloradans Threatened with Deportation Turn to Faith for "Sanctuary"   (Public News Service)
Places of worship are known as places to find comfort in faith, and a coalition of Denver faith leaders--which AFSC is a part of--also wants to offer relief from the threat of deportation to members of the immigrant community.

Sep 14, 2014

A Voice for Social Justice: Moral Mondays Movement Comes to Indiana   (Public News Service)
Inspired by a social-justice campaign in the South, a grassroots coalition is forming in Indiana to be a voice for equal justice for all.

Sep 12, 2014

WH press secretary: We’re at war with ISIS   (MSNBC)
AFSC's Policy Impact Coordinator Raed Jarrar speaks with MSNBC's Chris Hayes about U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Syria.

Sep 11, 2014

6 Reasons Why History's Hard Truths Will Likely Doom Obama's Plan to Defeat ISIL   (Alternet)
AFSC Policy Impact Coordinator Raed Jarrar offers six reasons not to take military action in Iraq and Syria.

Sep 4, 2014

Faith Leaders Protest Against “Youth Jail”   (South Seattle Emerald)
An interfaith protest, organized by a member of Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, takes a stand against the construction of Seattle's new youth jail.

Aug 29, 2014

Probation for Profit   (PBS)
AFSC’s Caroline Isaacs speaks out against private probation companies and the exploitation of people entangled in the criminal justice system.

Aug 18, 2014

U.S. military back to Iraq? That's a terrible mistake   (Chicago Tribune)
Op-ed from Raed Jarrar, AFSC Policy Impact Coordinator, on how Iraq cannot be bombed into stability or moderation.

Aug 12, 2014

(Freedom) School is in Session: South Seattle Area School Unmasks Racism   (South Seattle Emerald)
AFSC Seattle's Tyree Scott Freedom School is in session for another year, bringing an analysis of institutional racism to local students.

Aug 4, 2014

Alternative African summit challenges the official one   (The Washington Post)
While officials and dignitaries gathered for the first day of the White House-hosted U.S.-A­frica Leaders Summit, leaders of nonprofits organizations, academia and other groups from Africa and the United States--including AFSC--held an alternative conference a few blocks away at Howard University.

Jul 25, 2014

On Gaza, the Border Crisis and Police Brutality, a National Youth Groundswell   (The Nation)
AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism is fighting to stop the proposed construction of a new prison with a No New Youth Jail Campaign

Jul 16, 2014

Not in my backyard: Communities protest surge of immigrant kids   (CNN)
Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Director, comments on the humanitarian crisis.

Jul 11, 2014

Protesters Continue Fight Against New Youth Detention Facility   (Seattle Weekly)
150 activists from the Alliance for a Just Society and Youth Undoing Institutional Racism protest the construction of a $210 million youth jail in King County.

Jul 8, 2014

2014's SCOTUS Rulings: What You Need To Know   (New Hampshire Public Radio)
Arnie Alpert, AFSC New Hampshire Program Director, is a guest on the radio show "Exchange" discussing the recent Supreme Court decisions.

Jul 7, 2014

Noam Chomsky | The Sledgehammer Worldview   (Truth Out)
Raed Jarrar, AFSC Policy Impact Coordinator, is quoted by Noam Chomsky in his editorial on Iraq and Syria.

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