Oct 5, 2015
NC Immigrants Impacted By Controversial Bill (Public News Service)
Immigrant rights activists move to block a bill that would limit the types of identification law enforcement can accept during traffic stops.
Oct 4, 2015
Pittsburgh youth take on institutional racism (Pittsburgh Courier)
Young people in Pittsburgh are gearing up for a weekend of education and activism as part of a multi-day Youth Undoing Institutional Racism workshop.
Oct 3, 2015
A decades-long friend to NH to receive the Bill of Rights Award (Union Leader)
As AFSC's New Hampshire program celebrates it's 40th anniversary, Arnie Alpert is profiled in the Union Leader for his decades of activism.
Oct 2, 2015
Inside Israel's Kangaroo Courts, Where Children are Held and Sentenced (Alternet)
AFSC's Jennifer Bing writes about visiting an Israeli military prison that houses children in the West Bank.
Oct 1, 2015
In rare criminal case, coal baron faces trial for worker deaths (Al Jazeera)
Five years after a coal mine explosion killed 29 people in a West Virginia, the coal comapie's CEO may finally go to trial.
Sep 30, 2015
Activists Take Private Prison Issue To The Public (KJZZ)
As private prison companies vie for a new contract with Arizona, activists launch a campaign to oppose the expansion of private prisons.
Private prison problems; people voice conerns at hearing (Fox 10)
After mismanagement and abuse led to riots at Kingman prison, community leaders and officials come together to discuss and critique private prisons in Arizona.
Religious leaders at Interfaith Federation breakfast call for community unity (The Advocate)
Prayers for personal, local and world peace were offered by more than 200 faith and community leaders at the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge’s Community Prayer Breakfast.
Sep 28, 2015
No shooting from the hip on right-to-work research (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson urges caution and thoroughness as the state considers instituting "Right to Work" laws.
Colorado coalition unites to support Syrian refugees at vigil (Denver Post)
As the Syrian refugee crisis intensifies, Coloradans unite to push for the United States and all world leaders to welcome Syrian asylum seekers.
Sep 24, 2015
Supplying the World's Third Most-Deadly War (Huffington Post)
U.S. military contractors make millions supplying weapons that fuel the drug war.
Berkeley commissioner removed over Israel divestment resolution (San Jose Mercury News)
A commissioner is removed from office for proposing the City of Berkeley divest from Israel because of the country's human rights record.
Sep 23, 2015
Immigration, Detention, Iowa Caucuses (Public News Service)
As the presidential hopefuls focus on Iowa, a gathering in the state seeks to turn their attention to the detention of immigrants.
Sep 22, 2015
Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration (Yes! Magazine)
After years of organizing, AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism program successfully passed a resolution in City Council calling for a move toward zero-percent detention of youth.
Sep 19, 2015
Outside the Democrats' convention venue, clamoring to be heard (Union Leader)
Activists rally to get their issues front and center at New Hampshire State Democrats convention.
Sep 18, 2015
‘Military Intervention in the Middle East Started This Crisis in the First Place’ (FAIR)
AFSC's Government Relations Manager Raed Jarrar weighs in on how U.S. military action in the Middle East helped create the Syrian refugee crisis.
Sep 17, 2015
Legislature urged to use caution with tax policy (Times West Virginian)
Economic justice advocates ask West Virginia to stop looking to austerity and tax cuts to solve the state's economic woes.
Inmates at California Prison Ask Guards to Keep Quiet (ABC News)
New "welfare checks" at Pelican Bay State Prison mean prisoners are unnecessarily deprived of sleep.
Sep 12, 2015
Decision 2016: Democrats Battle for Iowa's Latinos (NBC News)
In the lead up to the 2016 primaries, presidential hopefuls court the Latino vote.
Sep 11, 2015
Chicago rabbi establishes non-Zionist congregation (Chicago Tribune)
AFSC's Midwest Regional Director Rabbi Brant Rosen has opened a new non-Zionist congregation with faith and social justice at the center.
Sep 10, 2015
In Defense of Marijuana (Tucson Weekly)
Mandatory minimum sentencing laws in Arizona mean people face tough penalties for drug possession.
Sep 9, 2015
Why did Aylan Kurdi die? (Allentown Morning Call)
The migrant crisis is a result of U.S.-led military invasion, occupation, and regime change in Syria and elsewhere.
Sep 7, 2015
A Motorcycle Tour Leads Scott Walker's Campaign In Some Unusual Directions (New Hampshire Public Radio)
Activists with AFSC press presidential candidate Scott Walker on the Iran deal and the influence of lobbyists on public policy.
Sep 6, 2015
Corrections wants to add 2,500 more prison beds (Arizona Republic)
The Arizona prison system seeks state funding to expand the number of private prison beds.
In metro Denver illegally, Arturo Garcia worked and lived in shadows (Denver Post)
Arturo Hernandez Garcia talks about the struggles of being undocumented, his time in sanctuary, and his efforts to keep his family together.