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Mar 21, 2018
Protesters push back on latest round of ICE raids
(Fox 5)
Activists gathered in Escondido to decry recent ICE raids that they said targeted working families and led to family separation.
Mar 21, 2018
Rally at Iowa Capitol against sanctuary cities bill draws hundreds
(Des Moines Register)
A bill in the Iowa legislature would punish municipalities who take steps to protect their immigrant residents.
Mar 21, 2018
Activists denounce immigration enforcement operation in Escondido
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Immigrant rights advocates called out federal officials and the city of Escondido over immigration raids.
Mar 21, 2018
Opponents of Iowa Immigration Legislation to Rally at Iowa Capitol
(Public News Service)
A rally is planned at the Iowa state Capitol tomorrow to urge lawmakers to reject legislation that would strip sanctuary cities of state funds and boost enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Mar 20, 2018
Organizing meeting for NH Poor People’s Campaign on Thursday
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
Activists are hosting a regional organizational meeting as part of the broader NH Poor People’s Campaign.
Mar 18, 2018
Advocacy Group Talks With Iowans About Ways to Improve U.S. Relationship With North Korea
AFSC talkes to Iowans about our work in North Korea.
Mar 16, 2018
Remembering the WV Teacher Strike with Brad McElhinny
(West Virginia Public Radio)
A statewide teachers' strike has a big impact in West Virginia.
Mar 16, 2018
Beware of Big Philanthropy’s New Enthusiasm for Criminal Justice Reform
(The Nation)
Wealthy donors across the political spectrum are zeroing in on our jails and prisons as the latest locus of privatization.
Mar 15, 2018
San Diego bishop calls border wall prototypes ‘grotesque’
(Religion News Service)
Religious leaders speak out against the proposed border wall.
Mar 14, 2018
NJ attorney general joins letter asking Congress to protect Haitian, Salvadoran immigrants
A coalition of 19 attorney generals sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to pass legislation that will provide legal status to Haitians and Salvadorans with TPS.
Mar 14, 2018
What It Will Take to Achieve a Nuclear-Free Korean Peninsula
Diplomatic breakthrough is an important step.
Mar 13, 2018
How ending apartheid became a dominant civil rights issue
The Free South Africa movement had to make a place in the U.S. foreign policy agenda for a continent often ignored.
Mar 12, 2018
Politicians, groups blast Trump and proposed border wall
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Politicians, faith and labor leaders, and community groups come together to denounce the border wall proposed by President Trump.
Mar 12, 2018
Rallies held protesting arrival of President Donald Trump
(KUSI News)
Two rallies were held Monday ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to San Diego on Tuesday.
Mar 12, 2018
Activists rally Monday ahead of Trump visit: ‘He’s not welcome here’
(Fox 5)
Rallies are scheduled in advance of Trump's visit to San Diego to view the border wall prototypes.
Mar 12, 2018
Trump’s Planned Visit To San Diego Draws Supporters, Protesters and Tight Security
San Diego residents who oppose President Trump’s border wall held a rally at Chicano Park ahead of his visit to see the border wall prototypes.
Mar 12, 2018
Rallies to be held ahead of President Trump's San Diego visit
Two rallies were held at Chicano Park one day before President Trump visits the area to reportedly tour the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar 9, 2018
A Dramatic Video Shows Border Patrol Agents Pulling An Undocumented Mom Away From Her Screaming Daughters
U.S. Border Patrol agents detained an undocumented mother in front of her crying children on a Southern California.
Mar 9, 2018
Video Of Perla Morales-Luna Being Dragged From Her Kids By Border Patrol Is Hard To Watch
The video of Perla Morales-Luna being arrested has now amassed millions of views.
Mar 9, 2018
Dramatic video shows Border Patrol agents pulling woman away from her screaming children
(The Washington Post)
Perla Morales-Luna’s is dragged away from her children by Border Patrol agents.
Mar 9, 2018
Video shows Border Patrol seize woman accused of smuggling as her daughters cry
(Sacramento Bee)
Video shows Border Patrol seizing women in front of her children.
Mar 9, 2018
Video of woman's immigration arrest sparks outcry, response from Border Patrol
(CBS News)
Video of a woman being pulled away from her weeping daughters on a California street and shoved into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle is drawing criticism.
Mar 8, 2018
Four longtime Colorado residents currently in sanctuary rally support for legislative help
(Boulder Weekly)
Women in sanctuary launch a "people's campaign" with a resolution designed to show community support for legislative policy changes.
Mar 8, 2018
The US Needs A Post-Olympic Game Plan With North Korea
The U.S. needs a plan for diplomatic engagement with North Korea.
Mar 8, 2018
Video of woman being pulled away from her daughters in immigration arrest sparks anger
(Los Angeles Times)
Perla Morales-Luna is torn away from her family by aggressive ICE agents.



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