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Oct 28, 2015
American Friends Calls for Private Prison Company Divestment
(Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)
As part of a new campaign, AFSC tracks dozens of companies that run private prisons or make money from the prison industry, including private juvenile detention centers.
Oct 28, 2015
Montini: Got a spare room? Open a private prison
(Arizona Republic)
An Arizona Republic columnist reflects on the illogical nature of the state's relationship with private prison companies.
Oct 28, 2015
McCrory signs controversial immigration bill
(Greensboro News and Record)
A controversial bill that prohibits the use of community IDs created for undocumented immigrants is signed into law.
Oct 27, 2015
Private prison company facing sex harassment suit wins state contract
(Arizona Republic)
Arizona awards multi-million dollar contract to run a private prison to GEO Group, which is facing an EEOC sexual harassment suit at another Arizona correctional facility.
Oct 25, 2015
Lawmakers are the real monopolists
(Cincinnati.com)
A provision on the Ohio ballot threatens to take power away from the people and make it harder for Ohio residents to get important issues on the ballot.
Oct 24, 2015
Why Are Immigrant Mothers Wearing Ankle Monitors?
(Latino USA)
Many undocumented immigrants--including mothers seeking asylum in the United States--are forced to wear ankle monitors. AFSC's Amy Gottlieb explains why this is a problem.
Oct 22, 2015
Campaign seeks funding for immigrants’ licenses
(Durango Herald)
Immigrant-rights groups launch a campaign to preserve access to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in Colorado.
Oct 21, 2015
Reflections on Palestine: The Madness of Occupation in Hebron
(San Diego Free Press)
AFSC's Pedro Rios reflects on his recent trip to Hebron and the meaning of life under occupation.
Oct 20, 2015
Committee opens WV tax reform ideas to public comment
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson urges caution as the state considers cutting corporate taxes during a hearing held by the Select Committee on Tax Reform.
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.

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