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Aug 1, 2019
Concerns About Arizona Prison System Raised At Emotional Town Hall Event
(KJZZ)
AFSC hosts a town hall where people could bring their concerns about the prison system to public officials.
Aug 1, 2019
Misericordia History and Government Department recognizes top graduates
(Dallas Post)
As a member of a service-learning class on public history, students collaborated with AFSC to create a digital history exhibit.
Jul 31, 2019
Unlocked and Unsafe: Townhall addresses conditions inside Arizona DOC prisons
(ABC 15)
A crowd of families, formerly incarcerated people, and advocates demand the ouster of state prison director Charles Ryan.
Jul 31, 2019
Reuniting families is a critical step in diplomacy with North Korea
(The Hill)
Reuniting families and repatriating remains is an important tool in building a better relationship between the U.S. and North Korea.
Jul 31, 2019
26 Laureates Confirmed For The 17th World Summit Of The Nobel Peace Laureates In Merida, Yucatan
(WFMJ)
The State of Yucatan prepares to receive the 26 Laureates confirmed for the 17th edition of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
Jul 30, 2019
The Social Justice Photography of David Bacon: Part Six, Homeless and Hungry in People’s Park
(The Progressive)
For residents of Berkeley, the park represented a transformative moment in 1969.
Jul 30, 2019
Town hall meeting to discuss state prison conditions set for Wednesday
(Arizona Republic)
A town hall meeting to discuss Arizona's prison conditions will be held Wednesday, giving those directly impacted an opportunity to speak to lawmakers.
Jul 30, 2019
Public comments needed on SNAP change
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
The Trump administration has recently proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that could take away food assistance from 3 million or more Americans.
Jul 29, 2019
Guatemala sin capacidad para recibir refugiados afirman activistas
(Impacto)
Activists speak out against a "safe third country" agreement between the U.S. and Guatemala.
Jul 29, 2019
Rechazan convenio de tercer país seguro
(El Diario)
AFSC staff caution that Guatemala lacks the capacity to support refugees.
Jul 27, 2019
At Summer Policy Institute, experts discuss mass incarceration
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
In West Virginia, advocates address high incarceration rates.
Jul 25, 2019
ICE: 34 immigrants arrested this month in Colorado, Wyoming will be deported
(Colorado Independent)
The agency also says 85 Denver-area businesses were served notices of upcoming workplace audits.
Jul 24, 2019
Los seis golpes de Trump en contra de los migrantes
(Telemundo)
Trump's six blows against migrants.
Jul 24, 2019
Grand Jury Report on SWAT Training Exercise Got It Wrong
(East Bay Express)
Alameda County lacks federal funding for emergency preparedness because the sheriff was not willing to spend money on that priority.
Jul 24, 2019
ICE-watch training draws more immigrant allies to help combat deportations
(Triad City Beat)
Nearly 75 people attend a training in Greensboro on how to spot and report Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicles.
Jul 23, 2019
Former incarcerated persons address high rates of life-sentences in America
(Michigan Daily)
A panel at the Ending Perpetual Punishment conference discusses the need to stop sending people to prison for life.
Jul 23, 2019
Understanding evil, and standing up to it
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Understanding evil, and standing up to it
Jul 23, 2019
ICE is After My Activist Husband. But We Won't Live in Fear
(Newsweek )
AFSC's Amy Gottlieb writes about attending ICE check-ins with her husband.
Jul 23, 2019
The Ongoing Dread in Gaza: So Many Names, So Many Lives
(Common Dreams)
"Free Gaza Chicago River Flotilla," three days of action calling for an end to Israeli attacks and blockades in Palestine.
Jul 23, 2019
N.J. limited solitary but we didn’t end the torture of human beings, prison watch group says.
(NJ.com)
The triumph of the solitary confinement bill’s passage is only a first step in terms of addressing the conditions in which people are held in solitary confinement.
Jul 23, 2019
Earthquake preparedness, and what you need to know for the next Big One
(KPFA)
How community organizers and organizations are preparing for the emergencies we know are coming.
Jul 20, 2019
Finding God in Solidarity
(Jacobin)
An interview with Rabbi Brant Rosen, founder of the United States's first openly non-Zionist temple.
Jul 19, 2019
Chicagoans Protest Blockade Of Gaza Strip
(WBEZ)
Chicago-based organizations are hosting three days of actions to protest the ongoing Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Jul 18, 2019
Immigration Policy Protesters Will Rally Outside Cory Gardner's Office
(Westword)
Protesters put pressure on Senator Cory Gardner to stand up to Trump's immigration policies.
Jul 18, 2019
Las amenazas de Trump llevan a México a endurecer su frontera con Guatemala
(Clarin)
Trump's threats lead Mexico to tighten its border with Guatemala.

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