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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.
Jun 23, 2016
Immigration allies: Supreme Court ruling a "blow" to families
(Asbury Park Press)
Immigration advocates speak out against a Supreme Court deadlock that leaves in place the injunction against President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Jun 23, 2016
Solitary confinement is 'excessive' and 'arbitrary' at Essex jail, report finds
(NJ.com)
A new report from AFSC documents excessive use of solitary confinement at the Essex County Jail.
Jun 23, 2016
Immigration advocates want Hudson County to end partnership with ICE
(NJ.com)
Immigrant advocates are asking Hudson County to end its participation in a federal program that permits county officers to identify and arrest undocumented immigrants.
Jun 23, 2016
Meet Moussa, The Type Of Person SCOTUS Ruling Will Hurt
(Bustle)
The Supreme Court's ruling in U.S. v. Texas leaves parents vulnerable to deportation.
Jun 23, 2016
Families Speak Out after DAPA Ruling, Promise to Fight for Immigration Reform
(Equal Voice )
The Supreme Court’s deadlock United States v. Texas,represents a massive blow to millions of immigrants who could have been eligible to live and work legally in the United States.
Jun 22, 2016
Future Unknown For Refugee Children At Temporary South Florida Shelter
(CBS Miami)
South Florida opens a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors from Central America who were taken into custody at the U.S. border.
Jun 22, 2016
Advocacy groups call for state investigation of Cumberland County jail deaths
(The Press)
Advocacy groups dedicated to social and religious justice want the state to investigate alleged “official misconduct” linked to three deaths at the Cumberland County jail.
Jun 21, 2016
US lawmakers urge Obama to act on abuse of Palestinian children
(Electronic Intifada)
Lawmakers urge president Obama to appoint a special envoy to protect the rights of Palestinian children under Israeli occupation.
Jun 21, 2016
Inmate advocates want investigation of county jail death, alleged abuse
(NJ.com)
In the wake of another death at Cumberland County Jail, advocacy groups are looking closely at jail conditions.
Jun 21, 2016
KC Unity Fest Urges Against Pointing Fingers After A Tragedy
(KRCU)
AFSC's Social Change Institute urges participants to come together and reject efforts to scapegoat LGBT, immigrant, and Muslim communities.

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