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Jun 20, 2016
Hawaii Doesn’t Know If Inmates Sent To Mainland Are Likelier To Reoffend
(Civil Beat)
The state has little data on the effect of shipping prisoners to Arizona, but studies say a lack of family contact makes reentry harder.
Jun 16, 2016
In Denver, LGBT people of color mourn Orlando their own way
(Colorado Independent)
Community members gather in Denver to mourn the 49 people killed at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
Jun 14, 2016
Arizona May Buy Private Prison Near Kingman
(KJZZ)
In the wake of last year's riots, Arizona corrections officials plan to ask lawmakers to endorse a plan buy the private prison.
Jun 14, 2016
Activists Investigate US Role In Mexico’s Human Rights Abuses
(KPBS)
AFSC leads a fact-finding mission in Mexico to increase awareness about how the U.S. has fueled human rights violations by arming Mexican security forces.
Jun 8, 2016
The Prison Industry on Your Campus
(Medium)
Here are seven unexpected places you might find prison profiteers in your classrooms, on your desk, and even in your wallet.
Jun 8, 2016
How Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer Are Teaming Up With the NYPD to Push Police Militarization
(AlterNet)
The Urban Areas Security Initiative appears to be a slush fund for surveillance of activists and police militarization.
Jun 5, 2016
Tempted by a cure for too much freedom?
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
An op ed by AFSC's Rick Wilson describes the temptations and dangers of authoritarian movements.
Jun 3, 2016
Play Sheds Light On The Deplorable Conditions Transgender Immigrants Face In Detention Centers
(Think Progress)
A play highlighting the struggles of a trans asylum seeker is helping motivate people to take action.
Jun 3, 2016
Lawmakers kill farm labor overtime bill
(The Californian)
After the California Assembly narrowly vote down a bill to grant overtime pay to farm workers, advocates still pushing for change.
Jun 2, 2016
NH aerospace conference stresses exports
(NH Business Review)
As an aerospace conference comes to New Hampshire, some residents are critical of weapons companies who use their influence to promote militarism.
Jun 1, 2016
Meet the Rabbi Who Renounced Zionism and Embraced Palestinian Liberation
(In These Times)
AFSC's Midwest regional director Brant Rosen is building a non-Zionist synagogue with a social justice focus.
Jun 1, 2016
Transforming weapons into tools
(Albuquerque Journal)
An event aimed at curbing gun violence in New Mexico will turn guns into garden tools.
Jun 1, 2016
Gardening with a .38-cal Hoe
(Albuquerque Free Press)
A unique event in Albuquerque will use a blacksmith forge to repurpose weapons into tools for young gardeners.
May 31, 2016
Barrio Logan arrests followed Trump speech
(San Diego Reader)
People protesting Donald Trump are pushed into residential neighborhoods by riot police in San Diego.
May 31, 2016
Abuses on the Border
(The American Prospect)
Advocates for civil liberties raise concern over abusive practices by Customs and Border Patrol on the U.S.-Mexico border.
May 31, 2016
Barrio Logan leaders question use of riot police during Trump rally
(Fox 5)
Community leaders speak out against the militarization of Barrio Logan during a Donald Trump campaign rally.
May 27, 2016
Should Obama apologize for the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima?
(CBC Radio)
President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima, but does not apologize for the U.S. nuclear bombing.
May 27, 2016
ChangeMakers: Triple Threat Leadership
(NBC News)
AFSC's Farajii Muhammad is profiled in NBC's ChangeMakers series on community leaders who are changing Baltimore for the better.
May 26, 2016
Quaker groups unite to oppose TTIP
(The Friend)
Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to reject the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
May 24, 2016
Having Killed Millions in War the US Now Offers Weapons to Vietnam. Why?
(Sputnik News)
AFSC's Raed Jarrar speaks on U.S. military policy in the Middle East.
May 24, 2016
Interfaith panel discusses responding to refugee crisis
(National Catholic Reporter)
Leaders of Catholic, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities come together to discuss faith responses to the refugee crisis
May 24, 2016
Forced overtime adds stress at Michigan women's prison
(Detroit Free Press)
Overworked Correctional Officers and rampant overcrowding at Michigan's only women's prison is cause for concern among prisoners rights advocates.
May 23, 2016
Speak Up for Kids in Military Detention
(Truthout)
U.S. Representative Betty McCollum is circulating a "dear colleague" letter asking for a special envoy for Palestinian children to protect them from mistreatment and military detention.
May 23, 2016
New Study Shows Just How Warped and Warlike Mainstream Media Coverage of Islam Is
(AlterNet)
Mainstream media coverage of Muslims almost always includes a mention of extremism, and usually relies on official sources.
May 23, 2016
Obama Urged to Renew Effort Toward Nuclear Disarmament in Hiroshima
(America: The National Catholic Review)
Religious leaders and anti-nuclear activists urge President Obama to use his visit to Hiroshima as an opportunity to advance nuclear disarmament.

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