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Apr 22, 2016
Awaiting Decision on Obama’s Deferred Action Initiatives
(La Prensa)
Immigrant rights activists and communities across the nation await the Supreme Court ruling on the expansion of the Defered Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Apr 20, 2016
F’ville looks at children’s health
(Sun Gazette)
UC Davis Center and AFSC hold a community dialogue at Farmersville City Hall to share information, identify problems and offer solutions for the health and well being of Farmersville children.
Apr 19, 2016
A pause to remember the quake of 1906 and to prepare for the next
(San Francisco Chronicle)
A 1961 documentary profiles AFSC's Youth for Service program.
Apr 18, 2016
Bridges Falling Down: Calling Attention to Human Needs on Tax Day
(Public News Service)
Peace activists in New England and the nation are using Tax Day to call attention to what they call excessive military spending that leaves the nation wanting when it comes to human needs.
Apr 18, 2016
The Clintons Have Failed Latinos on Immigration Reform
(TeleSUR)
Decades of "get tough" policies have made things worse for many immigrants.
Apr 17, 2016
Local programs teach skills, marketing techniques to would-be farmers
(Albuquerque Journal)
AFSC's farmer training programs are helping a new generation of farmers learn sustainable farming practices and create strong local economies.
Apr 17, 2016
Bringing it Back: An EPIC Giving Project
(South Seattle Emerald)
A partnership between the Social Justice Fund and Ending Prison Industrial Complex -- or EPIC, a project of AFSC in Seattle -- is working to develop anti-racist, community led models of raising and distributing funds.
Apr 15, 2016
Lives at Stake as Supreme Court Debates Immigration Actions
(Huffington Post)
As the Supreme Court hears arguments on the executive actions on immigration, AFSC staff explain what's at stake for immigrant families living in the United States.
Apr 15, 2016
IUPUI student: 'I'm being called a terrorist'
(Indianapolis Recorder)
A Muslim women at Indiana University-Purdue is being harassed for her religious beliefs and political activism.
Apr 15, 2016
97-year-old is a model for peace and protest
(Des Moines Register)
Iowa Quaker Sherry Hutchison has spent decades working for a more peaceful world.
Apr 13, 2016
Do work requirements for food have to hurt people?
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Million Americans — and several thousand West Virginians — are in danger of losing basic food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Apr 13, 2016
‘Cultural genocide’: Wabanaki commission’s findings preserved in Brunswick
(The Forecaster)
The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission spent years investigating the removal of Native American children from their families.
Apr 10, 2016
Peace Walk comes through Jersey City
(NJ.com)
A group of peace walkers marched through New Jersey as part of the Shared Security walk, "To end war, poverty, racism and address climate crisis."
Apr 9, 2016
Barbershop: Bill Clinton, Black Lives Matter And Gender Stereotypes
(NPR)
AFSC's Farajii Muhammad, writer Doyin Richards, and PR professional Jolene Ivey talk about Bill Clinton and Black Lives Matter protesters, a summit on gender stereotypes and a T-shirt controversy.
Apr 8, 2016
What US company made the bomb that killed 97 civilians in Yemen?
(RI Futures)
General Dynamics, doing business as Electric Boat, announced last week it is building a $2.5 billion military submarine in Rhode Island.
Apr 8, 2016
Group to IUPUI Chancellor: Do More To Condemn Harassment of Muslim Student Leader
(WFYI)
Supporters of a Muslim student leader at Indiana University-Purdue are calling on the university's chancellor to step up his response to Islamophobia.
Apr 8, 2016
Why Millennials flock to Chicago’s non-Zionist synagogue
(Times of Israel)
AFSC's Midwest Regional Director Brant Rosen founded a non-Zionist congregation in Chicago with an emphasis on social justice.
Apr 7, 2016
A trillion dollars for new nuclear weapons?
(New Hampshire Union Leader)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert speaks out against the U.S.'s plan to spend one trillion dollars on our nuclear weapons system.
Apr 6, 2016
Orwell (and the President) Come to Hiroshima
(Common Dreams)
With political courage, Obama could use his presidential power to reduce the dangers of nuclear war.
Apr 5, 2016
BDS bill threatens Iowans' freedom of speech
(The Gazette)
Misinformation is driving a push to punish individuals and companies that participate in the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement toward Israel and/or those companies profiting from Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
Apr 5, 2016
Basu: Lawmakers should nix bill punishing boycotters of Israel
(Des Moines Register)
The Iowa Legislature debates a bill that calls for divesting state funds from companies that divest funds from Israel.
Apr 4, 2016
Here's What Happens When a U.S. Senator Calls for Israel to Be Held Accountable for Atrocities
(AlterNet)
Sen. Patrick Leahy wants Israel and Egypt investigated for brutal killings committed with American military aid.
Apr 3, 2016
SNAP changes will affect feeding programs, advocates say
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
West Virginia's plan to make some food stamp recipients work or face losing food assistance will increase the burden on West Virginia’s food banks, pantries and soup kitchens.
Apr 3, 2016
Top secret: Who and how many RNC protesters seek permits for camps, rallies and marches in Cleveland
(Ohio.com)
Protesters, advocates, and communities gear up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Mar 31, 2016
Supervisors hear earful on Wooster comments in tense meeting
(Calaveras Enterprise)
Latinos, immigrant rights advocates, and members of the community rally against racist comments made by the Calaveras County planning commissioner.

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