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Analysis and insights into the fast-moving events in Iraq and Syria. Also watch: MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes talks with AFSC's Raed Jarrar.

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Addy Simwerayi, intern with AFSC in New Hampshire, talks about how bird-dogging works.

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In this interview, the Healing Justice Program Director Laura Magnani discusses the book she co-authored called Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System.

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AFSC's Pedro Rios tells the story of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, who lost his life as a result of the Border Patrol culture of violence. As part of AFSC’s work in California, Pedro has supported and accompanied family members of Anastasio and others lost to border violence.

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In 2010, Border Patrol agents beat and shocked Anastasio Hernandez Rojas with a stun gun at the San Ysidro port of entry near San Diego, California. He died three days later. An autopsy report ruled his death a homicide, with hypertension and methamphetamines as contributing factors. Rojas had been deported a few months earlier and was apprehended when he tried to rejoin his family.

His wife, Maria Puga, told her story to Human Rights Watch.

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Learning from our FY2014 Central Office Funded Fellows and Interns

In FY2014, three Central-Office Funded Fellows began working in Bay Area, East Jerusalem, and Washington, D.C. and seven Central Office Funded Interns began working in  North Carolina, Michigan, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Bujumbura, and San Francisco. 

  • Yoxeli’s efforts in the Bay Area to lift the voices of migrant youth into the immigration debate
  • Elisha’s work in East Jerusalem to raise awareness about the costs of militarization in Israel.
  • Jasveen’s research and networking in Washington D.C to promote the Shared Security concept with like-minded organizations.
  • Ron’s  actions connecting free-world people with people serving long, and sometimes life sentences.
  • Addy’s push to bring bird-dogging style activism to the 2016 Presidential campaign.
  • Alli’s steps to build a Social Justice Academy in Western Massachusetts.
  • Eliane’s communications and collaborations for peace building in Burundi.  
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AFSC's Lewis Webb, Jr., on how young men of color are channeled out of schools and into prisons, where their value is seen in dollars rather than as human beings.

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Ron Simpson-Bey of the AFSC Michigan Criminal Justice Program talks about the Good Neighbor Project connecting people inside and outside prison.

For more information and to get involved, please contact Ron at

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Created by Keiry Ceron, this video shared first place in the recent Immigrant Youth Video Project organized by AFSC Iowa. Keiry will begin her college career in the fall of 2014.

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