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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.
Sep 22, 2015
Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration
(Yes! Magazine)
After years of organizing, AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism program successfully passed a resolution in City Council calling for a move toward zero-percent detention of youth.
Sep 19, 2015
Outside the Democrats' convention venue, clamoring to be heard
(Union Leader)
Activists rally to get their issues front and center at New Hampshire State Democrats convention.
Sep 18, 2015
‘Military Intervention in the Middle East Started This Crisis in the First Place’
(FAIR)
AFSC's Government Relations Manager Raed Jarrar weighs in on how U.S. military action in the Middle East helped create the Syrian refugee crisis.
Sep 17, 2015
Legislature urged to use caution with tax policy
(Times West Virginian)
Economic justice advocates ask West Virginia to stop looking to austerity and tax cuts to solve the state's economic woes.
Sep 17, 2015
Inmates at California Prison Ask Guards to Keep Quiet
(ABC News)
New "welfare checks" at Pelican Bay State Prison mean prisoners are unnecessarily deprived of sleep.
Sep 12, 2015
Decision 2016: Democrats Battle for Iowa's Latinos
(NBC News)
In the lead up to the 2016 primaries, presidential hopefuls court the Latino vote.
Sep 11, 2015
Raed Jarrar on Syrian Refugee Crisis
(FAIR)
AFSC's Government Relations Manager Raed Jarrar weighs in on how U.S. military action in the Middle East helped create the Syrian refugee crisis.
Sep 11, 2015
Chicago rabbi establishes non-Zionist congregation
(Chicago Tribune)
AFSC's Midwest Regional Director Rabbi Brant Rosen has opened a new non-Zionist congregation with faith and social justice at the center.
Sep 10, 2015
In Defense of Marijuana
(Tucson Weekly)
Mandatory minimum sentencing laws in Arizona mean people face tough penalties for drug possession.
Sep 9, 2015
Why did Aylan Kurdi die?
(Allentown Morning Call)
The migrant crisis is a result of U.S.-led military invasion, occupation, and regime change in Syria and elsewhere.
Sep 7, 2015
A Motorcycle Tour Leads Scott Walker's Campaign In Some Unusual Directions
(New Hampshire Public Radio)
Activists with AFSC press presidential candidate Scott Walker on the Iran deal and the influence of lobbyists on public policy.
Sep 6, 2015
Corrections wants to add 2,500 more prison beds
(Arizona Republic)
The Arizona prison system seeks state funding to expand the number of private prison beds.
Sep 6, 2015
In metro Denver illegally, Arturo Garcia worked and lived in shadows
(Denver Post)
Arturo Hernandez Garcia talks about the struggles of being undocumented, his time in sanctuary, and his efforts to keep his family together.
Sep 4, 2015
As Major Culprit in Creating Crisis, US Rebuked for Failing Refugees
(Common Dreams)
Observers say the U.S. is not only lagging in its humanitarian response, but also driving the war and conflict behind ongoing displacement
Sep 3, 2015
Are ‘sanctuary cities’ for illegal immigrants in NJ a good idea?
(New Jersey 101.5)
AFSC's Chia-Chia Wang makes the case for why sanctuary cities are good for immigrants and good for New Jersey.
Aug 31, 2015
Clergy beseech mayor to open heart to Dyett strikers
(Chicago Sun-Times)
Multifaith clergy members joined hunger strikers heading into their third week without food to call on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “sense of morality” to reopen a Chicago neighborhood school.
Aug 31, 2015
Growing Momentum to End For-Profit Immigration Detention
(Common Dreams)
AFSC and others raise awareness and increase pressure on lawmakers to eliminate immigrant detention bed quotas.
Aug 31, 2015
Will Grassroots Movements Change the Political Discourse in Iowa?
(Truthout)
Candidates from both parties are questioned, confronted, and called to account by grassroots activists determined to shape the political debate.
Aug 31, 2015
Expert "Bird Dog" Offers Primer on Pinning Down Candidates
(Conway Daily Sun)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert schools New Hampshire voters on becoming political "bird dogs."
Aug 30, 2015
My Turn: Arizona needs fewer prisons
(Arizona Republic)
AFSC's Caroline Isaacs calls on the state of Arizona to do more than just cancel it's private prison contracts--real reforms are needed to reduce the prison population.
Aug 30, 2015
400 gather for #UniteIowa immigration forum
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Sandra Sanchez speaks on a panel at an immigration forum in Iowa, alongside presidential candidates and advocates from across the political spectrum.
Aug 29, 2015
Students get tour of city’s historic district, racial issues
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
More than 30 people took a walking tour of Charleston as a part of the WV Freedom School, a three-day intensive racial justice workshop sponsored by AFSC.

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