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Oct 19, 2015
Louisiana religious leaders urge court to spare life of death-row inmate
(National Catholic Reporter)
Religious leaders across the state file a brief to try and stop the execution of a man on death row.
Oct 19, 2015
Retired Colonel to Address Iowans on Pentagon Influence
(Public News Service)
A former high-ranking military officer travels to Iowa to speak on the excessive political influence of Pentagon contractors on U.S. foreign policy.
Oct 18, 2015
Time to stop governing under the influence
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Kathleen McQuillen questions whether—like many politicians on the federal level—Iowa's governor is "governing under the influence" of corporations.
Oct 17, 2015
Speakers: End persecution of Palestinians
(Des Moines Register)
At an event in Des Moines, religious leaders speak out against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory.
Oct 15, 2015
ACLU Accuses Border Patrol Of Allowing Agents To Operate With Impunity
(BuzzFeed)
According to a new report, numerous civil rights complaints against border patrol agents were mishandled or never investigated.
Oct 13, 2015
US reports sharp drop in use of force by border agents
(ABC10)
Activists weigh in on a report that shows a decline in abuses by border patrol agents. AFSC's Pedro Rios says more needs to be done.
Oct 12, 2015
Chipping away at racial inequality: Pittsburgh workshop asks youth to change community
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
At a weekend-long workshop in Pittsburgh, young people discuss how to challenge racial injustice and inequality in the United States.
Oct 12, 2015
Issue 2 in Ohio: Trojan Horse?
(Public News Service)
A controversial Ohio ballot question has pro-democracy advocates worried that power would be centralized to block citizen initiatives.
Oct 10, 2015
Minutemen host 10th annual rally and forum on immigration
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Jody Mashek challenges the beliefs of the anti-immigrant Minutemen organization.
Oct 9, 2015
Ahead of record inmate release, Arizona officials split on prison reform
(KTAR News)
Experts debate the pros and cons of releasing people from prison before their sentences are completed. AFSC's Caroline Isaacs says it's time to let people out.
Oct 9, 2015
Bethel AME Church To Host Anti-Racism Workshop
(90.5 WESA)
Young people in Pittsburgh come together for the Youth Undoing Institutional Racism weekend of workshops sponsored by AFSC.
Oct 9, 2015
Nobel Peace Prize Winners Throughout History
(New York Times)
This interactive timeline from the New York Times documents Nobel recipients--including the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize that AFSC received on behalf of Quakers everywhere.
Oct 9, 2015
Tears in Gaza, and the horn in Hebron — an interview with Jennifer Bing
(Mondoweiss)
Jennifer Bing talks about the recent AFSC staff delegation to Gaza, the impacts of occupation, and the ongoing nonviolent resistance of the Palestinian people.
Oct 5, 2015
NC Immigrants Impacted By Controversial Bill
(Public News Service)
Immigrant rights activists move to block a bill that would limit the types of identification law enforcement can accept during traffic stops.
Oct 4, 2015
Pittsburgh youth take on institutional racism
(Pittsburgh Courier)
Young people in Pittsburgh are gearing up for a weekend of education and activism as part of a multi-day Youth Undoing Institutional Racism workshop.
Oct 3, 2015
A decades-long friend to NH to receive the Bill of Rights Award
(Union Leader)
As AFSC's New Hampshire program celebrates it's 40th anniversary, Arnie Alpert is profiled in the Union Leader for his decades of activism.
Oct 1, 2015
In rare criminal case, coal baron faces trial for worker deaths
(Al Jazeera)
Five years after a coal mine explosion killed 29 people in a West Virginia, the coal company's CEO may finally go to trial.
Sep 30, 2015
Activists Take Private Prison Issue To The Public
(KJZZ)
As private prison companies vie for a new contract with Arizona, activists launch a campaign to oppose the expansion of private prisons.
Sep 30, 2015
Private prison problems; people voice concerns at hearing
(Fox 10)
After mismanagement and abuse led to riots at Kingman prison, community leaders and officials come together to discuss and critique private prisons in Arizona.
Sep 30, 2015
Religious leaders at Interfaith Federation breakfast call for community unity
(The Advocate)
Prayers for personal, local and world peace were offered by more than 200 faith and community leaders at the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge’s Community Prayer Breakfast.
Sep 28, 2015
No shooting from the hip on right-to-work research
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson urges caution and thoroughness as the state considers instituting "Right to Work" laws.
Sep 28, 2015
Colorado coalition unites to support Syrian refugees at vigil
(Denver Post)
As the Syrian refugee crisis intensifies, Coloradans unite to push for the United States and all world leaders to welcome Syrian asylum seekers.
Sep 24, 2015
Supplying the World's Third Most-Deadly War
(Huffington Post)
U.S. military contractors make millions supplying weapons that fuel the drug war.
Sep 24, 2015
Berkeley commissioner removed over Israel divestment resolution
(San Jose Mercury News)
A commissioner is removed from office for proposing the City of Berkeley divest from Israel because of the country's human rights record.
Sep 23, 2015
Immigration, Detention, Iowa Caucuses
(Public News Service)
As the presidential hopefuls focus on Iowa, a gathering in the state seeks to turn their attention to the detention of immigrants.

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