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Apr 27, 2018
License Plate Surveillance Prompts New Concerns About Your Privacy
Records show San Diego Police share license plate info with 600 agencies.
Apr 27, 2018
What workers gain at worker centers
(Pacific Standard)
In Denver, a worker center provides everything from lockers and ID cards to protection from wage theft for workers with nowhere else to turn.
Apr 23, 2018
LGBTQ teens in West Virginia create state's first 'rainbow' prom
(NBC News)
The Rainbow Formal, West Virginia's first dance for LGBTQ youth, drew students from at least 10 counties.
Apr 22, 2018
SNAP work rule will leave people hurting
(Herald Dispatch)
A work requirement for people receiving food assistance is bad for West Virginia.
Apr 20, 2018
Sanctions Are Hurting North Korea. Can They Make Kim Give In?
(New York Times)
Most North Koreans have never known life without economic sanctions.
Apr 20, 2018
Why Is West Virginia So Poor? And What Can We Do About It?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Commentators discuss poverty in West Virginia.
Apr 19, 2018
U.S. should pressure Israel over Palestinians
Missing from the press coverage of Gaza has been discussion of why protesters are taking action.
Apr 19, 2018
Bringing Stories from Gaza to Indy
AFSC is hosting a Hearing in the Heartland with expert witnesses who will share seldom-heard stories from Gaza about the impacts of the blockade.
Apr 18, 2018
Palestinian children still in jail in violation of int’l law
(The Jordan Times)
Hundreds of Palestinian children are held in Israeli jails.
Apr 17, 2018
California joins Guard border mission, shuns Trump's messageIsrael bans pro-BDS French mayor from entering West Bank
(Middle East Eye)
Israeli security forces turn back Paris suburb mayor at crossing point from Jordan because of 'his activity in the BDS movement'.
Apr 17, 2018
Chapel Hill Congregations Offering Sanctuary to Greensboro Resident Facing Deportation
A coalition of local congregations is partnering to give a Greensboro resident sanctuary from deportation.
Apr 17, 2018
Mother from Honduras takes sanctuary from ICE in Chapel Hill church
(News & Observer)
A Honduran immigrant afraid for her life sought sanctuary this past weekend in a local church and helped launch a movement aimed at helping others.
Apr 17, 2018
Israel bans pro-BDS French mayor from entering West Bank
(Middle East Eye)
Israeli security forces turn back Paris suburb mayor at crossing point from Jordan because of 'his activity in the BDS movement'
Apr 16, 2018
Supporters, Opponents Rally Ahead of County Vote on Trump Administration's 'Sanctuary State' Lawsuit
(NBC 7)
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider joining the DOJ's lawsuit over laws that limit police collaboration with immigration enforcement agents.
Apr 16, 2018
Report: California rejects Trump's National Guard plan
Reports came out Monday that California is rejecting the Trump administration's plan to send National Guard troops to the border.
Apr 15, 2018
April 19 'Children's March' will urge legislators to amend ICE policies
(Daily Item)
Marchers will gather and head to the State House to protest federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies.
Apr 15, 2018
California joins Guard border mission, shuns Trump's message
(Los Angeles Times)
Gov. Jerry Brown accepted President Donald Trump 's call to send the National Guard to the Mexican border, but rejected the White House's portrait of a burgeoning border crisis.
Apr 13, 2018
NWTRCC Wants Tax Day To Be Peace Day
The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee plans rallies to protest military spending on tax day.
Apr 12, 2018
The Future of The Front Porch
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Front Porch podcast discusses the role of civil debate.
Apr 12, 2018
LGBTQ Teens Start New Tradition With West Virginia's First 'Rainbow' Prom
West Virginia students decided to start a new tradition: The Rainbow Formal, the state's first dance for LGBTQ youth.
Apr 12, 2018
Working-class solidarity urgently needed as ever in WV
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
West Virginia has a long history of working class solidarity.
Apr 11, 2018
California to deploy 400 National Guard troops: Governor
(CBC News)
California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump's request.
Apr 11, 2018
Questions and Concern Remain the Center of Controversial Sanctuary City Law
(13 WHO TV)
A candlelight vigil in Des Moines will protest a bill that punishes municipalities who take steps to protect the rights of immigrants.
Apr 10, 2018
‘Modern Donors’ Are Changing How Charities Should Raise Money
(The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Donor behavior is changing in significant ways that have important implications for how charities raise money, according to a new report.
Apr 10, 2018
Reynolds signs bill imposing financial sanctions against Iowa 'sanctuary cities'
(Globe Gazette)
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation to impose sanctions against local governments that fail to cooperate with federal officials in enforcing immigration laws.



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