By Greg Elliott
Published: May 21, 2015

Note: Lucy Duncan came back from visiting Quaker meetings in South Florida with Saul Aleman really excited about his energy for the migrant rights movement, for using nonviolence as a tool for change, and for telling stories and bringing forward migrant voices to change the narrative around immigrants in this country. She described Saul as someone who you felt had the energy to make real change, who seemed to be at the center of many actions while including and supporting the leadership of many people.  She suggested that I interview him. I found his energy...

By Sahar Vardi
Published: May 13, 2015

Note: Sahar Vardi serves as Coordinator of AFSC's Israel program working with refusers to military service and against militarism within Israel. She attended a recent protest focused on recent killings and abuse of Ethiopian Jews in Israel. This is her reflection on it and its connection to the movement against police brutality, the Black Lives Matter movement, in the United States. - Lucy

On Thursday April 30th at 4PM, a few dozen Ethiopian Israelis gathered for a protest in front of the police headquarters in Jerusalem. The protest was prompted by the...

By Pablo Paredes & Ericson Amaya
Published: May 7, 2015

Note: Ericson Amaya and Pablo Paredes of AFSC's 67 Sueños Program wrote this poem on the occasion of the unveiling of the Black/Brown Unity Mural in Oakland, Califormia. Recently they read it at the AFSC Corporation meeting. The video of that reading is below. You can find...

By Lucy Duncan
Published: April 29, 2015

Update: Recently an Israeli High Court of Justice ruling will allow the civil administrations of Judae and Samaria to demolish Susiya. Read more here. - Lucy

When I was in Palestine and Israel last May, the group I was traveling with visited Susiya, a Palestinian village encampment in the south Hebron Hills. The villagers struggle to survive in the shadow of a Jewish settlement built next door in 1983 on stolen land....

By Dominque Stevenson
Published: April 24, 2015

Note: Dominque Stevenson, director of AFSC's Friend of a Friend program in Baltimore, and many other AFSC staff around the country have been very much involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement since the killing of Michael Brown. Dominque and Eddie Conway were interviewed by ...