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May 2, 2018
Detained and Then Deported: U.S. Human Rights Lawyers Barred from Entry into Israel
(Democracy Now!)
Two U.S. human rights lawyers were detained at Tel Aviv’s Airport before being deported back to the United States.
Apr 30, 2018
‘We need to decide what we want to be’: Yo Soy Iowa/I Am Iowa Rally in Des Moines Tuesday will focus on immigration
(Little Village Magazine)
Immigration rights activists and people wanting to show support for Iowa’s immigrant community will gather at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
Apr 30, 2018
Migrant caravan reaches border
(WWLP)
Hundreds of migrants seeking asylum have arrived at the U.S. border station in Tijuana, Mexico.
Apr 29, 2018
Prisoner of War: Kokomo native, doctor survives Tet Offensive in Hue
(Kokomo Tribune)
Dr. Marjorie Nelson went with AFSC to start a rehabilitation program in Vietnam in 1967.
Apr 29, 2018
Hero Bystanders
(KYW Newsradio)
AFSC's Lucy Duncan talks about the importance of bystander intervention to confront racism and Islamophobia.
Apr 27, 2018
Why Are Palestinians Protesting in Gaza?
(Counterpunch)
Once again, the Israeli military has turned its guns on unarmed protesters in Gaza.
Apr 27, 2018
Three Things That Make West Virginia Special
(West Virginia Public Radio)
West Virginia's unique culture is an underappreciated asset, according to the hosts of The Front Porch.
Apr 27, 2018
D.C. falls short on human rights
(Washington Post)
AFSC releases a report on D.C.'s progress as a "human rights city."
Apr 27, 2018
Protected by a Church Nearly a Year, Colorado Woman Helps Draft a “People’s Resolution”
(Yes! Magazine)
She and three other women are working to address the specific gaps in immigration law that led each to where she is now.
Apr 27, 2018
License Plate Surveillance Prompts New Concerns About Your Privacy
(NBC7)
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
(IndyStar)
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
(Nuvo)
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
(Chapelboro.com)
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
(CBS8)
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.

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