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Posts from June 2017

By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
By: AFSC
Published: June 23, 2017

On June 16, a jury found police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty for shooting and killing Philando Castile after he was pulled over for a broken taillight in Minnesota. Two days later, Seattle police shot and killed 30-year-old pregnant mother Charleena Lyles in front of her three children. Protests happened across the country highlighting the devastating effects of racist police violence. Here's what we're reading to learn more:

 

America's...

By: Sahar Vardi
Published: June 19, 2017

Four months before the massacre in Srebrenica, where 8,000 Bosniaks were murdered, Israel contacted the Serb forces to offer them 500 sniper rifles and training free of charge. Even after the massacre, Israel continued its arms sales, including a sale of Lau missiles less than a month after the massacre.

250 exhibiting military companies. 48% of exhibitors are international companies. 15,000 visitors from across the globe. 86% of attendees have buying power. These are the highlights of ISDEF, Israel’s biggest arms and military technology exhibit....

Dina with #SanctuaryEverywhere sign
By: Emily McGrew
Published: June 14, 2017

Dina El-Rifai is the ...

By: Carly Goodman
Published: June 13, 2017

This spring, we sat down with journalist Ala Qandil and photographer Anne Paq to talk about their latest project, Obliterated Families. Their multimedia web documentary tells the stories of 10 families in Gaza devastated by the 2014 Israeli offensive. Our interview occurred as Anne and Ala were undertaking a tour in the United States with the support of AFSC to uplift their work on Obliterated Families and AFSC’s Gaza Unlocked campaign.

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By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
By: AFSC
Published: June 9, 2017

This week marks 50 years of the military occupation of Palestine. During the the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the Syrian Golan. Over the past 50 years, Israel's occupation has entrenched a deeply abusive system of inequality and injustice that denies Palestinians their basic rights. Here's what we're reading to learn more:

  

For Palestinians, the 1967 War remains an enduring, painful wound, by...

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