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Aug 23, 2016
45 Years in, the Border Wall at Friendship Park Has Changed But the Fellowship Hasn’t
(Voice of San Diego)
A park at the U.S.-Mexico border is home to cross-border gardens, reunions, and hope for a day when the wall no longer separates families.
Aug 23, 2016
Private Prison Companies Are Embracing Alternatives to Incarceration
(The Nation)
Though the federal government is moving away from private prisons, private prison companies are investing in reentry and surveillance technologies.
Aug 23, 2016
As the Private Immigrant Detention Business Persists, Families Fight Back
(Truthout)
One man's family takes a stand against unjust immigration policies, and works to bring him home from detention.
Aug 22, 2016
Appropriations bills preserve profits for private prison companies
(The Hill)
AFSC's Kathryn Johnson explains what the federal detention quota is, why it keeps getting passed, and how we can put a stop to it.
Aug 20, 2016
Limited prison or minimal prison? Voters' choice
(Arizona Daily Star)
In a county attorney race in Arizona, both candidates see the need for criminal justice reform.
Aug 19, 2016
Feds pull away from private prisons: What it means for Arizona
(KTAR)
Arizona policymakers and activists contemplate what the federal move away from private prisons might mean for the state.
Aug 19, 2016
Higher Education Funding and the Future After Coal
(West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson talks about the need for increased state funding for higher education.
Aug 19, 2016
Feds Plan an End to Use of Private Facilities to House Inmates
(NJTV News)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons will no longer contract with private prisons, but that won't affect privately operated immigrant detention centers in New Jersey.
Aug 19, 2016
Proponents of Prison Privatization in Arizona Unfazed by News of Federal-Level Phaseout
(Phoenix New Times)
Advocates celebrate the Justice Department's move away from private prisons, but it won't impact state prisons.
Aug 18, 2016
Arizona's Private Prisons Won't Be Impacted By DOJ Policy Change
(KJZZ)
None of Arizona's 11 private prisons will be closed due to the Justice Department's new position on private prisons.
Aug 18, 2016
Trump and Clinton campaigns both send message that Muslim loyalty to US hinges on condemning terrorism
(Mondoweiss)
Both parties fall short when it comes to protecting human rights and standing up to Islamophobia.
Aug 18, 2016
Az facilities not affected as Justice Dep't looks to end private prison contracts
(Tucson Sentinel)
The Justice Department announced it will not renew private prison contracts, put private prisons in Arizona will be unaffected.
Aug 17, 2016
The Struggle Against Institutional Racism in Public Schools
(The Union Edge)
Young people from AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism program in Pittsburgh talk about racism in public schools.
Aug 17, 2016
In massive shift, Lutherans vote to halt US aid to Israel
(Electronic Intifada)
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the latest US denomination to take economic action against the Israeli occupation.
Aug 17, 2016
US To Push for UN Security Council Ban on Nuclear Tests
(Interpress News Service)
As part of his nuclear legacy, US President Barack Obama is seeking a UN Security Council resolution aimed at banning nuclear tests worldwide.
Aug 17, 2016
Why We Need To Change The Way We Talk About Violent Extremism This Election Season
(Huffington Post)
AFSC's Beth Hallowell explains how the media talks about violent extremism and why this fosters Islamophobia and militarism.
Aug 16, 2016
Why are we incarcerating asylum seekers?
(Huffington Post)
Emmanuel Djissenou spent two and a half years in immigrant detention because of policies that value profits over human life.
Aug 12, 2016
Why Is the Pentagon Hiding the Number of Troops in Iraq and Syria?
(Alternet)
After two years of war, the military refuses to disclose how many American boots are on on the ground.
Aug 12, 2016
In overwhelming vote, leading Lutheran branch calls on US to cut off aid to Israel
(Mondoweiss)
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America approves resolutions calling on the U.S. to end financial and military aid to Israel until the country complies with human rights standards.
Aug 11, 2016
Feds asked to probe mental health setup at State Prison
(New Hampshire Union Leader)
AFSC joins a group of advocates calling for a federal investigation into the psychiatric unit at a New Hampshire state prison.
Aug 8, 2016
Obama’s flimsy war justification: The president has relied on a 15-year-old law for launching attacks
(Salon)
A 2001 "Authorization for Use of Military Force" is being used as a continued justification for U.S. military strikes across the globe.
Aug 7, 2016
Federal complaint filed to stop NH from housing non-criminal mentally ill patients in prison
(NH1)
Advocates and policymakers join together to stop the practice of incarcerating people with mental health issues who have not been convicted of a crime.
Aug 5, 2016
As bad as terrorism is, climate change kills more people
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson warns about the increasing dangers of global climate change.
Aug 1, 2016
Rally at Aurora immigration facility seeks to stop mass incarcerations, deportations
(Denver Post)
Protesters gather outside a privately run detention center to demand a stay of deportation for Martin Alvarez Martinez and an end to the policies driving mass detention.
Jul 31, 2016
Race Matters forum exposes disparity while fostering 'genuine community'
(Herald Mail)
A forum in West Virginia asks participants to challenge institutional racism.

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