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Posts from April 2019

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: April 11, 2019

Here’s what you need to know and how you can take action.

When the Trump administration decided to end protections for more than a million immigrants who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), communities across the country mobilized to save these important programs. And we’re beginning to see positive results.   

Today, recipients of TPS, DED, and DACA have been granted temporary relief by court decisions in response to multiple lawsuits. But legislation not litigation...

By: Kate Robinson
Published: April 3, 2019

Many Americans are unaware of the ways in which militarism in Israeli society drives the continued occupation of Palestine and contributes to international conflict. Israel is one of the world’s top arms exporters, including to countries under U.N. arms embargo for human rights abuses.

Within Israel, universal conscription suppresses dissent by encouraging Israelis to accept the military as central to their national identity, and the military is also promoted as a means of social mobility.

AFSC’s Israel Program, however, is working to support Israeli peace activists and draft...

By: Zaina Kisongoa
Published: April 3, 2019

Debt cancellation is critical to build peace and alleviate poverty in Somalia. 

Real security can only be achieved when all people have access to basic resources – such as water, food, shelter, and health care – and governments and institutions invest in policies that promote mutual well-being. 

But today, Somalia faces one of the most severe humanitarian challenges in the world, with millions of people facing hunger, extreme poverty, and violence. 

Somalia’s crushing debt is one major roadblock in its efforts to build peace and security.

That’s why the...

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