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AFSC in the news

Feb 10, 2019
Israel fights boycott movement as pro-Palestinian campaign gains global support
(NBC News)
The Senate passed a bill that would allow states to punish businesses that take part in Israel boycotts.
Feb 10, 2019
What MLK Actually Thought About Israel and Palestine
The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.'s position on Israel is more complex than it is often portrayed.
Feb 7, 2019
21 Savage: why was the rapper arrested and what happens next?
(The Guardian)
National outcry follows when rapper 21 Savage is targeted for deportation.
Feb 7, 2019
BP chief shows section of San Diego border knocked down
AFSC's Pedro Rios explains the dangers of the border wall.
Feb 6, 2019
Cheers, jeers on border as Trump pushes wall in State of Union
Along the border, people protest President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric during the State of the Union speech.
Feb 6, 2019
Immigrant advocates hurl sandals during President's SOTU
San Diego-based immigrant advocates expressed their frustration by throwing sandals during a State of The Union Watch party.
Feb 6, 2019
Sheriff Kimbrough says he will end policy of ICE detaining undocumented immigrants at the Forsyth County Jail
(Greensboro News and Record)
An NC Sheriff said he will end the sheriff’s office contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Feb 6, 2019
San Diego's Dreamers refute president's State of the Union
Activists in San Diego express their displeasure with President Trump's State of the Union message.
Feb 4, 2019
Report: Few consequences for sexual assault and safety violations at ICE detention centers
(ABC 7)
A new report says ICE isn’t holding contractors accountable for detainee safety and instead is giving them waivers when they are not meeting standards.
Feb 4, 2019
Israel is Becoming a Wedge Issue For Democrats
(Vice News)
A growing number of lawmakers are questioning human rights violations by the Israeli government.
Feb 1, 2019
Why I Got Arrested at the Border
(Friends Journal )
more than 30 faith leaders were arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border in December. AFSC's Lucy Duncan explains why.
Jan 31, 2019
Republicans Are Using Shameless Tactics to Split Democrats Over BDS
(Truthout )
A new Senate bill is designed to stifle the BDS movement.
Jan 31, 2019
CBP drill closes Otay Mesa Port of Entry for several minutes
(ABC 10)
The Otay Mesa Port of Entry was closed as Customs and Border Protection officers conducted a large-scale readiness exercise.
Jan 31, 2019
Before we ask who wins in 2020, we need to ask who even gets to vote
Governors have a critical role to play to restore voting rights to people with criminal convictions.
Jan 29, 2019
Quakers denounce Trump administration policy of returning Central American asylum seekers to Mexico
(Sight Magazine)
AFSC denounced a new policy introduced by the Trump administration under which Central Americans will be returned to Mexico while their asylum claims are processed.
Jan 29, 2019
Walmart example shows why we need higher minimum wage
(Concord Monitor)
New Hampshire needs a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour.
Jan 29, 2019
Reprueban ONG´s violencia contra migrantes
(Diario Del Sur)
NGOs speak out against violence against migrants.
Jan 23, 2019
Prison sentencing reform bill gets warm reception at Arizona Capitol
(Arizona Daily Star)
A criminal-justice reform bill that seeks to reduce recidivism by cutting the amount of time people spend in Arizona prisons drew more than 100 people to the State Capitol.
Jan 23, 2019
Activists Gather At Arizona Capitol To Lobby For Criminal Justice Reform
Formerly incarcerated activists lobby lawmakers at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.
Jan 22, 2019
What a Night in Border Patrol Custody Taught Me About How We Treat Migrants
(In These Times)
AFSC's Matthew Leber was arrested by Border Patrol for protesting border militarization and detention and deportation.
Jan 22, 2019
This bill could reduce prison sentences in Arizona. Here's why advocates say that's important
(Arizona Republic)
Formerly incarcerated people and allies are pushing for prison reform in Arizona.
Jan 22, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Say Sentence Reduction Legislation Will Inspire Hope In Arizona Prisons
HB 2270 would allow people in Arizona state prisons to earn credit against their sentences with good behavior and participation in rehabilitative programming.
Jan 22, 2019
Reframing Justice Day
(CBS 5)
Piper Kerman explanis why criminal justice reform is needed in Arizona.
Jan 22, 2019
The Military Targets Youth for Recruitment, Especially at Poor Schools
(Teen Vogue)
Since its inception, the United States military has recruited teenagers to enlist.
Jan 21, 2019
'Orange is the New Black' author pushing for sentencing reform at AZ Capitol
(NBC 12)
AFSC's Caroline Isaacs explains why Arizona needs sentencing reform.



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