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Posts from March 2017

By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
By: AFSC
Published: March 31, 2017

The U.S. is engaging in escalating military actions and fueling conflict through increased arms sales. Here's what we're reading to learn more.

  

'Galling': US Lifts Human Rights Restrictions on Arms Sales to Bahrain, by Nadia Prupis via Common Dreams

"The State Department notified...

By: Beth Hallowell
Published: March 28, 2017

Updated on April 5, 2018.

In 2016, we spoke with journalist Mohammed Omer about how the U.S. media covers Gaza, Israel-Palestine, and the blockade. With Gaza back in the news, we wanted to share his recommendations for journalists covering the Middle East once again.  Below are six tips to help U.S. journalists write like experts on Gaza. And if you're interested in our full conversation, you can read part one of our original interview with Omer ...

Published: March 24, 2017

The proposed 2018 budget was released last week. It includes a dramatic increase in funding for the military, and sweeping cuts to social services. Here’s what we’re reading to learn more:

Trump Budget Shows How Much Black People Have to Lose, by Shanelle Matthews via ColorLines

“The...

By: Debbie Southorn
Published: March 22, 2017

There are many ways to confront Islamophobia in your community, from talking with your friends to supporting organizations that welcome refugees to advocating for policies to stop violence against Muslims. Here are some suggestions and resources:

 

1. Donate to a Muslim-led organization that supports individuals and communities impacted by Islamophobia.

There are many organizations all across the country that have been fighting Islamophobia for years, and one of those groups on the front-lines in the U.S. is called...

Woman with a sign reading "Give me a chance to hug my brother" at a rally in support of hunger strikers at Corcoran State Prison, California, 2013.
By: Dudley Rue
Published: March 21, 2017

Note: This is one story in a series of stories about spiritual journeys in prison, written by incarcerated people. Read more here and here

My name is Dudley James Rue III and I am an incarcerated man who has been wrongfully convicted of a crime I didn’t commit. At the time present I have served 24 years, 6 months, 17...

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