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Dec 6, 2015
War and Fortress America: Dangerous Answers
(Common Dreams)
AFSC's Paul Shannon and Joseph Gerson urge alternatives to militarism as a response to violence in Iraq, Syria, and across the world.
Dec 5, 2015
Concord rally gives voice to refugees
(Union Leader)
About 100 people gathered outside the State House during a rally in support of Syrian refugees and in opposition to efforts to keep them from seeking asylum in the United States.
Dec 3, 2015
What is “the War on Terror” and How to Fight It
(CounterPunch)
Opinion piece looks at the underlying causes of the "War on Terror," including U.S. economic and military interests.
Dec 2, 2015
Northampton City Council to consider resolution welcoming Syrian refugees
(GazetteNet)
Advocates urge City Council to embrace refugees, and Northampton residents volunteer their homes and assistance.
Dec 2, 2015
Chicago Mayor Emanuel Sacks Police Superintendent McCarthy
(Real News Network )
As Police Superintendent steps down over the handling of the killing of Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Kamau Franklin provides analysis of the bigger picture.
Dec 2, 2015
Building Bridges in Israel/Palestine
(Nuvo)
After returning from a delegation to Israel-Palestine, AFSC's Erin Polley makes connections between peace and justice issues in the Middle East and at home.
Dec 1, 2015
Christie would deny Syrian refugees government aid
(Courier-Post)
Continued anti-refugee comments from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have immigrant rights advocates worried.
Dec 1, 2015
Mission Creeps on as US Announces More Boots on the Ground
(Common Dreams)
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announces the United States is deploying additional special operations forces in Iraq and Syria.
Dec 1, 2015
Tell the candidates to end 'Governing Under the Influence'
(Laconia Citizen)
AFSC's Olivia Zink writes a guest column about the Governing Under the Influence project and talking to presidential candidates about corporations profiting from militarism and incarceration.
Nov 30, 2015
Mass Incarceration and #BlackLivesMatter
(Friends Journal)
Quakers gather outside Philadelphia to strategize on addressing the root causes of mass incarceration and police brutality.
Nov 27, 2015
My Turn: Follow the money and you find nukes
(Concord Monitor)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert explains how weapons contractors profit from the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which budgets for a new generation of nuclear weapons.
Nov 27, 2015
Immigrant Women
(New York Times)
AFSC's Caroline Isaacs explains the profit motive for using ankle monitors on immigrant mothers seeking asylum in the United States.
Nov 26, 2015
To deny refuge betrays American values
(Des Moines Register)
Immigrant rights advocates in Iowa say accepting refugees is foundational to the history, and future, of the United States.
Nov 26, 2015
Second Chances
(Tucson Weekly)
Pima County becomes the first county in Arizona to get rid of criminal convictions history box on job applications.
Nov 25, 2015
Carroll County Residents Hold Vigil to Support Syrian Refugees
(Conway Daily Sun)
New Hampshire residents rally in Conway to support Syrian Refugees fleeing violence.
Nov 25, 2015
Nashua vigil held to boost support for refugees
(The Telegraph)
Quaker and pro-immigrant organizations called on New Hampshire officials to reconsider opening a pathway to Syrian refugees fleeing war.
Nov 24, 2015
Prisoner Advocates Say MDOC Is Housing Too Many Inmates At Huron Valley
(WEMU 89.1)
Advocates say prisoners at the Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility are living in overcrowded conditions.
Nov 24, 2015
Granite Staters hold vigils to urge lawmakers to support Syrian refugees
(WMUR)
Candlelight vigils were held Tuesday night to urge lawmakers to support the resettlement of Syrian refugees in New Hampshire.
Nov 24, 2015
Local groups hold event to welcome Syrian refugees
(Fox 8)
Organizers in North Carolina hold a news conference and Thanksgiving dinner to welcome refugees and speak out against xenophobia.
Nov 24, 2015
Rubio: Keep RFS through 2022
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Kevin Rutledge questions Senator Marco Rubio about corporate involvement in immigration policy during a town hall forum in Grinnell.
Nov 23, 2015
Some women in state prison housed in TV rooms, offices
(Michigan Public Radio)
Overcrowding at a Michigan women's prison means people are being housed in inappropriate places.
Nov 23, 2015
Residents rally against Baker's decision to close Mass. to Syrian refugees
(Daily Free Press)
Over a thousand people gather at the Massachusetts State House to protest the governor's decision to bar Syrian refugees from the state.
Nov 22, 2015
State's women inmates housed in offices, TV rooms
(Detroit Free Press)
AFSC's Natalie Holbrook speaks out against overcrowding in a Michigan women's prison.
Nov 20, 2015
How Prison Reform Could Turn the Prison-Industrial Complex Into the Treatment-Industrial Complex
(The Nation)
The private prison industry is exploiting prison reform efforts by shifting from brick-and-mortar carceral facilities to outsourced social services.
Nov 20, 2015
Groups: We'll keep resettling refugees in NJ
(Asbury Park Press)
Organizations working to resettle Syrians in New Jersey defy politicians pushing an anti-refugee agenda and say they will continue accepting families fleeing violence.

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