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AFSC in the news

May 30, 2018
America’s Shadow Criminal Justice System
(The New Republic)
How the “supervised release” program pulls tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated people back into prison without a fair trial.
May 30, 2018
The “Research Arm” of the Peace Movement: How Power Researchers Helped the Vietnam Antiwar Movement
(Eyes on the Ties)
Researchers from AFSC were dedicated to uncovering the defense profiteers during the Vietnam war.
May 29, 2018
Diana DeGette Visits One of Colorado's Four Undocumented Women in Sanctuary
Congresswoman DeGette meets with Araceli Velasquez in sanctuary.
May 29, 2018
One year after taking sanctuary at Colorado church, Rosa Sabido is no closer to becoming a legal resident — but she says her time hasn’t been wasted
(Denver Post)
Rosa Sabido and the United Methodist Church in Manco reflect on a year of sanctuary.
May 29, 2018
Shea-Porter Seeks Answers To Complaint To Feds About NH’s Secure Psychiatric Unit
A New Hampshire Congresswoman is looking into the incarceration of mentally ill people who haven’t committed crimes at the state prison’s Secure Psychiatric Unit.
May 29, 2018
New Hampshire State Police arrest eight after State House protests
(Concord Monitor)
Eight activists were arrested at the New Hampshire State House as part of the new poor people's campaign.
May 28, 2018
‘Zero tolerance’ policy that separates migrant families sparks outrage
Separating children from their families will cause trauma and harm.
May 27, 2018
The Trump administration’s refugee and border policies cruelly ignore the lessons of the past
(Washington Post)
Compassion must guide how we treat families fleeing from violence.
May 26, 2018
ICE arrests of immigrants without criminal convictions surge
(Triad City Beat)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is targeting North Carolina residents for detention and deportation.
May 25, 2018
When an extraordinary collection of talent gathered at the White House
(Washington Post)
Clarence Pickett was invited to the White House to represent AFSC at a gathering of U.S. Nobel Prize winners.
May 25, 2018
Burke family relative saved from the Holocaust by Albert Einstein?
(Fairfax County Times)
AFSC helped aid refugees from Germany during WWII.
May 25, 2018
Activists Sue to Stop Vote on Funding for Chicago Police Compound
(MintPress News)
The No Cop Academy Coalition filed a complaint to prevent a City Council vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training academy.
May 25, 2018
With immigration raids on the rise, Iowans prepare for the day 'ICE comes to town'
(Des Moines Register)
People in Iowa are preparing their communities to respond in the event of more immigration raids.
May 24, 2018
Activists march in protest over treatment of patients at state's psychiatric unit
(Union Leader)
Human rights activists marched to protest the treatment of those committed to the Secure Psychiatric Unit within the walls of New Hampshire State Prison.
May 24, 2018
People’s tribunal finds ICE guilty
(Boulder Weekly)
A people's tribunal takes up the issue of abuses by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
May 24, 2018
Rally held over psychiatric patient being held in state prison
Demonstrators say patients aren't getting help they need.
May 22, 2018
18 out of every 100,000 NJ women in prison
(NJ 101.5)
According to a new report from The Sentencing Project, based in Washington, D.C., the national average of female imprisonment was 57 per 100,000 women.
May 21, 2018
Activists rally in Fresno after sheriff tells Trump sanctuary state laws are a 'disgrace'
(Fresno Bee)
Immigration activists held a rally in downtown Fresno to protest anti-sanctuary rhetoric from the sheriff.
May 19, 2018
Offering sanctuary, a different kind of service
(News and Record)
Churches in North Carolina offer sanctuary to those who need it.
May 19, 2018
Tucson Draws the Line on Prison Privatization
On Tuesday, May 8, Tucson passed a long-overdue resolution banning the privatization of its jails and detention centers.
May 17, 2018
Nakba Day Vigil on Monument Circle Mourns Loss of Life in Gaza
A vigil in Indianapolis marks Nakba day.
May 17, 2018
Here's what you should (and shouldn't) do to defuse a racist tirade in public
Bystanders can and should intervene in racist tirades. AFSC's Lucy Duncan shares some tips.
May 16, 2018
For aspiring immigrants, winning the lottery just got a lot more complicated
(The Hill)
How does it feel to win the Diversity Visa Lottery after racist rhetoric from the Trump administration?
May 16, 2018
Week after Mt. Pleasant immigration raid, some return home
(The Gazette)
Many of the 32 men arrested during an immigration raid in Iowa have been released on bail.
May 16, 2018
A Man's Rant About People Speaking Spanish Is Going Viral. Here's How To Defuse Similar Situations.
(A Plus)
There are effective ways to intervene in racist incidents.



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