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Feb 1, 2016
Peace is Possible
(Friends Journal )
A Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Maine grapples with the history of violence, racism, and cultural genocide directed against Wabanaki children and adults.
Jan 31, 2016
Local officials questioning new plan to house immigrant children at Lakewood center
(Denver Post)
Activists and public figures respond to the Obama administration's announcement that they will be detaining and deporting thousands of Central American children.
Jan 30, 2016
The Perils of Privatization
(Common Dreams)
Privatization incentivizes high incarceration rates and negatively impacts communities and state budgets.
Jan 29, 2016
The Push For 10,000 Latino Voters At The Iowa Caucuses
(FiveThirtyEight)
In the 2016 election, candidates vie for Latino votes, and Latino activists hope to shape the debate.
Jan 29, 2016
Here's What Happened When We Questioned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis About Their White Privilege
(Colorlines)
AFSC's Dustin Washington and other racial justice activists sit down with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to talk about the role of white people and celebrities in the struggle to end white supremacy.
Jan 24, 2016
Prison Population Trends in Arizona Since 1994
(Newsmax)
The prison population in Arizona has increased by 52% over the past ten years. Rather than build new prisons, advocates suggest policy changes.
Jan 24, 2016
No more governing under the influence
(The Gazette)
Residents of Iowa and New Hampshire lift up hopes for change in the lead up to the 2016 elections.
Jan 22, 2016
Social justice groups blanket Amherst with welcome refugee posters
(MassLive)
In an effort to counter Islamophobia and anti-refugee rhetoric, community members launch a public poster project.
Jan 20, 2016
Organizations Gather Winter Clothing Donations for Refugees New to Iowa
(WHO TV)
Two local organizations have joined forces in order to help refugees feel welcome and warm when they arrive in Iowa.
Jan 20, 2016
Denver immigration groups celebrate SCOTUS decision to reconsider DAPA
(Denver Post)
Immigrant-rights groups took to the steps of Colorado's Supreme Court building Wednesday to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case concerning President Obama's executive action.
Jan 20, 2016
Remembering the Persian Gulf War
(WBEZ)
AFSC's Jennifer Bing discusses the 25th year anniversary of the first Gulf War and the legacy of a quarter century of military engagement in Iraq.
Jan 20, 2016
The US First Invaded Iraq 25 Years Ago - and America's Still Coming to Grips with What a Disaster It Has Been
(Alternet)
Twenty five years after the first Gulf War, the peace movement has to keep offering alternatives to war and militarism.
Jan 20, 2016
Supreme Court Decision to Hear Immigration Case Sparks Celebration
(Colorado Independent)
in Denver, a coalition of immigrant-rights groups takes to the streets in celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case that blocked the Obama administration’s executive action.
Jan 20, 2016
Volunteers push for an end to governing under the influence
(Concord Monitor)
While many in the media focus on the political horse race, some residents in Iowa and New Hampshire zero in on the issues.
Jan 19, 2016
Religious leaders urge minimum raise increase
(Des Moines Register)
Faith leaders in Iowa make the case for a $15 and hour minimum wage.
Jan 19, 2016
Still paying for mistakes of Gulf War
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
Twenty-five years after the launch of Operation Desert Storm, AFSC's Wage Peace coordinators reflect on a quarter century of war.
Jan 18, 2016
West Virginia ranked in racial progression report
(WOWK-TV)
More than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his "I Have A Dream," speech, West Virginia still has a long way to go on the path towards racial justice.
Jan 15, 2016
Death of ex-NFL player Lawrence Phillips: how did promising life unravel?
(The Guardian)
Solitary confinement and poor prison conditions may have played a role in the death of a professional football player.
Jan 13, 2016
Family: ICE draws guns, scares US citizen children in immigration sweep
(Asbury Park Press)
In the wake on an announcement of immigration raids, communities are fearful as Immigration and Customs Enforcement detains people in New Jersey.
Jan 12, 2016
Report: For-Profit Prison Lobby Influences Immigrant Detention Policy
(Public News Service)
AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project releases a new report on the detention bed quota -- a federal policy that mandates immigrant detention beds are filled.
Jan 12, 2016
At Least Ducey Mentioned Some Interest in Prison Sentencing Reform During State of the State
(Tucson Weekly)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey addresses the need for criminal justice reform in his State of the State speech.
Jan 12, 2016
US immigration caps put abused children at risk
(The Hill)
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is remedy that can help protect children from abuse. But U.S. immigration quotas limit the number of people who can receive it.
Jan 11, 2016
Who Profits From the Refugee Crisis?
(Truthout)
The ongoing wars and conflicts fueling the refugee crisis are generating major profits for defense contractors.
Jan 10, 2016
Escalating Cold War, US Flies B-52 Bomber Over South Korea
(Common Dreams)
AFSC urges diplomacy in the face of escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea.
Jan 10, 2016
Agencies and faith communities unite to support refugee resettlement
(Triad City Beat)
A panel discussion brings information to North Carolina residents about how they can help support refugees.

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