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Jul 19, 2016
Youthful Robber Released As Senior Now Helps Other Prisoners
(Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)
After being released from prison himself, Larry White works with AFSC to support those serving long sentences.
Jul 19, 2016
Local imam helps to lead large anti-Trump march
(The Chronicle)
More than 1,000 people gather in Cleveland to call for an end to economic injustice and racial inequality.
Jul 18, 2016
Rediscovering the Art of Democracy
(Common Dreams)
Pro-democracy protesters focus on the issues and the process in the lead-up to the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Jul 18, 2016
Anti-Poverty March Calls for Economic Justice at RNC in Cleveland
(Public News Service)
The End Poverty Now: March for Economic Justice will take place Monday outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Jul 18, 2016
Activists: U.S.-Mexico Partnership May Be Contributing To Human Rights Abuses
(KPBS)
After a fact-finding mission in Mexico, human rights groups say a U.S-Mexico partnership to fight organized crime may be contributing to abuses.
Jul 17, 2016
Alternative Groups Try to be Heard Over the Roar of the GOP
(WKSU)
Organizers create a "peace and justice" platform that foregrounds solutions that are democratic, nonviolent, and sustainable.
Jul 17, 2016
Hudson County extends immigration program, advocates 'disturbed'
(Jersey Journal)
Hudson County agrees to continue participating in a program allowing county correctional officers to identify and arrest undocumented immigrants.
Jul 15, 2016
The design of Cleveland's new public square will define the protests and counterprotests of the Republican Convention
(Wired)
The redesign of a Cleveland Park will become the site of sustained demonstrations during the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Jul 15, 2016
Elevating Seldom-Heard Voices at the RNC
(Public News Service)
In the lead up to the Republican National Convention, activists in Cleveland organize the People's Justice and Peace Convention to address the need for economic, environmental, political, racial and social justice.
Jul 14, 2016
Beyond Iowa Nice: The Immigration Divide
(Iowa Public Radio)
AFSC's Sandra Sanchez speaks out about anti-immigrant rhetoric during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Jul 14, 2016
Dallas police massacre raises alarms ahead of GOP convention
(Politico)
Delegates say they're confident the authorities can keep them safe. Protesters from all corners aren't so sure.
Jul 14, 2016
Kerry's Mission to Moscow: Any Prospects for Peace in Syria?
(Sputnik International)
AFSC's Raed Jarrar talks about Iraqi history and how U.S.-led war created sectarian divisions.
Jul 12, 2016
Hundreds rally for black lives in wake of killings by police
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Protesters gather to call for racial justice and protest the deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
Jul 12, 2016
'Stand Up for Black Lives' rally in Northampton draws crowd, impassioned speakers
(MassLive)
More than 300 people gathered in downtown Northampton for a "Stand Up for Black Lives" rally and event.
Jul 10, 2016
The Church Camps That Aim to Bridge Race Relations
(The Atlantic)
Religious communities across the United States host “Freedom Schools” to empower kids to change the world.
Jul 10, 2016
Surge in Michigan inmate assaults drops off in 2015
(Detroit Free Press)
Tensions in Michigan prisons over poor conditions lead to violence, but diminishes slightly after years of increase.
Jul 9, 2016
Greg Coleridge on WBAI
(WBAI)
AFSC's Greg Coleridge discusses the People's Peace and Justice Convention, slated to take place during the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Jul 8, 2016
Syria No-Fly Zones May Cause Escalation With Russia
(Sputnik International)
AFSC's Joseph Gerson speaks about potential dangers of a "no-fly" zone at a Counter-NATO summit in Warsaw.
Jul 8, 2016
Camps teach kids to put their faith into action
(Houston Chronicle)
Freedom schools across the country empower young people to work for racial justice.
Jul 7, 2016
Training the Next Generation of Illinois' Immigration Activists
(Public News Service)
As immigration issues continue to make headlines, AFSC trains the next generation of immigration activists in Illinois.
Jul 6, 2016
Damning Report on British Role in Iraq Invasion Falls Short, Critics Say
(Alternet)
A report initiated by Sir John Chicolet examines the British role in the beginning of the war in Iraq.
Jul 6, 2016
Obama’s Forever War? The Protracted Occupation of Afghanistan Just Grew Even Longer
(Alternet)
President Obama again prolongs U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.
Jul 6, 2016
Deaconess Foundation hosts ‘Children at the Center’
(St. Louis American)
A forum in Saint Louis focuses on children's mental and physical health in the region.
Jul 5, 2016
Imperial NATO: Before and After Brexit
(Common Dreams)
Our interests and survival depend on Common Security diplomacy rather than the repeated and deadly failures of militarism.
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.

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