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Mar 22, 2016
A Small Oasis: A Border Park Keeps Immigrants Connected
(Equal Voice)
A small park on the U.S.-Mexico border means families separated by the border wall can reunite through the fence.
Mar 22, 2016
Bedlam in America: Interview with Caroline Isaacs
(WLJA)
AFSC's Caroline Isaacs breaks down the problems with for profit prisons and the emerging "Treatment Industrial Complex."
Mar 21, 2016
Have We Learned Nothing? 13 Years After America's Disastrous Iraq Invasion, Obama Quietly Deploys More Troops
(AlterNet)
Obama is the fourth consecutive president to militarily intervene in Iraq, despite pledges to end war.
Mar 19, 2016
New anti-immigrant bills are ‘misguided,’ expensive
(Arizona Daily Star)
Anti-immigrant bills being pushed by Arizona legislators will harm communities and cost the state.
Mar 18, 2016
Anti-Zionism Isn't a 'Form of Discrimination,' and It's Not anti-Semitism
(Haaretz)
In this op ed, AFSC's Rabbi Brant Rosen responds to the University of California's 'Statement of Principles Against Intolerance.'
Mar 18, 2016
Outsiders With Cameras in Appalachia
(West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson joins the Front Porch radio show to talk about Appalachian culture and the region's relationship with outsiders.
Mar 17, 2016
Activists Interrupt Council of the Americas in DC, Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres and Nelson García
(Latino Rebels)
In the wake of the murders of Honduran activists Berta Cáceres and Nelson García, activists protest in Washington, D.C.
Mar 17, 2016
Legislature update needed context on the BDS movement
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Kathleen McQuillen suggests new approach for coverage of anti-BDS legislation in Iowa.
Mar 16, 2016
Kids who survived adult jail send a lifeline to those still inside
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
Young people who spent time in adult jails as juveniles organize to help others in the same situation, and to change the law that put them there.
Mar 10, 2016
Body cameras on Border Patrol agents could save lives
(The Hill)
After numerous instances of brutality, immigrant rights' advocates urge the use of body cameras on Border Patrol agents.
Mar 10, 2016
Immigration Activists Lay To Rest 'Dead' Legislation
(WFSU)
As the legislative session draws to a close in Florida, immigration activists convened at the state capitol to "bury" a package of dead bills.
Mar 10, 2016
Morristown church showing art made in solitary confinement
(Daily Record)
A New Jersey Church hosts an exhibit by Ojore Lutalo, who spent more than two decades in solitary confinement.
Mar 10, 2016
Border Officials To Review San Ysidro Taser Death Of Mexican Immigrant
(KPBS)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin reviewing the death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, a Mexican immigrant who was killed by border officers.
Mar 8, 2016
Is drug-testing welfare recipients the right course of action?
(The Exponent Telegram)
Legislators in West Virginia are voting on a bill that would require drug testing for welfare recipients, but the evidence doesn't support its effectiveness.
Mar 8, 2016
Son of Prominent Saudi Dissident: Why Won't United States Condemn Brutal Execution of My Father?
(Alternet)
At an international summit examining the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, some express concerns over human rights abuses.
Mar 5, 2016
In Eastie, Trump support stokes fear
(Boston Globe)
Undocumented immigrants fear mass deportation as immigration issues dominate the presidential debate.
Mar 4, 2016
Q&A with Joan Baez: Even Taylor Swift thinks she’s cool
(Washington Post)
Joan Baez talks to the Washington Post about music, human rights, and how she became an activist.
Mar 4, 2016
Thanks to David Drake for sharing story of Gaza
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Kathleen McQuillen speaks out against Iowa lawmakers' efforts to punish businesses and individuals speaking out against Israel's siege on Gaza.
Mar 4, 2016
AFSC's Wartime Aid to JAS Recognized at DOR
(Rafu Shimpo)
AFSC is honored at an annual Day of Remembrance event on the anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.
Mar 4, 2016
Mandatory sentence bills for non-violent offenders would take WV backward
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Across the political spectrum, people are challenging the need for harsh sentencing policies and advocating for criminal justice reform.
Mar 3, 2016
Indiana set to divest from companies that boycott Israel
(USA Today)
The Indiana legislature passes a bill punishing companies that divest from Israel. AFSC's Erin Polley says lawmakers misunderstand BDS.
Mar 3, 2016
Conference Examines the U.S.' 'Special Relationship' With Human Rights Abuser Saudi Arabia
(AlterNet)
A summit on the Kingdom's global role will discuss strategy to disrupt American arms sales.
Mar 1, 2016
Nonviolent Peaceforce nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
(Star Tribune)
A Minnesota-based nonprofit that sends civilian peacekeepers to global hot spots, has been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
Mar 1, 2016
Banking on Freedom
(Sojourners)
The movement to divest from mass incarceration is growing across the country.
Feb 27, 2016
Nonviolent Peaceforce seeks to transform world's response to conflict
(Midland Daily News)
AFSC nominates the organization Nonviolent Peaceforce for a Nobel Peace Prize.

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