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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2, 2015

Inside Israel's Kangaroo Courts, Where Children are Held and Sentenced   (Alternet)
AFSC's Jennifer Bing writes about visiting an Israeli military prison that houses children in the West Bank.

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 comapie'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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