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Aug 14, 2017
Fighting South L.A.'s "Food Apartheid" With the Help of Urban Agriculture
(LA Weekly)
AFSC's community gardens and training program helps fill the gaps left by a lack of access to groceries is South Los Angeles.
Aug 14, 2017
Massive Northampton rally condemns white supremacy in response to Charlottesville attack
(MassLive)
Hundreds of people flooded the street in front of Northampton City Hall for a rally condemning white supremacy.
Aug 13, 2017
Rally planned in Northampton to support Charlottesville, Virginia victims, condemn racism
(MassLive)
People from Western Massachusetts gather together to rally against racism and to support the victims of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.
Aug 13, 2017
Several Indy groups host downtown rally for Charlottesville
(CBS 4)
Several groups in Indianapolis are coming together for a vigil in memory of the victims of the terrorism in Charlottesville.
Aug 12, 2017
Rosa Sabido claiming sanctuary at a Mancos church is the next chapter in Colorado’s sanctuary movement
(Denver Post)
Sabido declared sanctuary June 2, days after learning from her attorney that her annual request for a stay of removal had been denied.
Aug 11, 2017
Kaepernick, Apathy, And White America. Signed, A White Man.
(NewsOne)
Author and professor David Leonard examines Colin Kaepernick as a man who is challenging America to acknowledge Black pain.
Aug 11, 2017
Can’t immigration officials give new mother a break?
(Des Moines Register)
Immigration policies are hurting families in Iowa.
Aug 10, 2017
Stand against attack on mosque
(IndyStar)
Interfaith dialogue is important for building peace and ending Islamophobia.
Aug 10, 2017
Fighting Trump's Foreign War: Aurora and Colorado worry over GOP immigration plan
(Aurora Sentinel)
A vigil in front of a private immigrant detention center in Colorado raises concerns about Trump's dramatic cuts to legal immigration.
Aug 10, 2017
Now is the Time for Talks with North Korea
(Zoom in Korea)
AFSC's Dan Jasper makes the case for engagement with North Korea.
Aug 9, 2017
Safety, profiling concerns swirl over immigrant detainer bill
(Berkshire Eagle)
Civil liberties and immigrant rights activists converged on the Massachusetts State House this week to voice their opposition to a proposal to allow state and local police to cooperate with federal immigration detainer requests.
Aug 9, 2017
Immigration Rights Advocates Calling on State Lawmakers to Help in “Unique” ICE Arrest
(Des Moines)
Immigration rights advocate groups are calling on Iowa’s lawmakers to reunite a woman with her four-month-old son.
Aug 9, 2017
What people say about their mixed-blessing health care
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson discusses the state of health care.
Aug 9, 2017
Study: Arizona spends $600K a day to house drug offenders in prison
(Arizona Daily News)
With the fifth-highest incarceration rate in the nation, Arizona is spending nearly $600,000 a day to house drug offenders in prison, according to a new study.
Aug 8, 2017
Palestinian professor speaks out on cancellation of Friends' Central speech, stands with fired teachers
(Philly.com)
Sa'ed Atshan writes about censorship, Quaker faith, and Jewish-Palestinian solidarity.
Aug 7, 2017
Activists: Time 'Not Right' to Increase Nuclear-Arms Tension
(Public News Service)
New England veterans and peace activists held a vigil on Saturday to mourn the victims of the only two atomic bombs ever to be deployed.
Aug 6, 2017
How do Chicago Police Treat Mental Health? With SWAT Raids
(The Intercept)
Chicago has closed half of its mental health clinics, and is sending militarized police units to deal with mental; health crises instead.
Aug 5, 2017
In Otto’s Memory: Developing Peaceful Tourism in North Korea
(The Diplomat)
The U.S. should reconsider its ban on tourism to North Korea.
Aug 4, 2017
New Report: Arizona's Drug Sentencing Policies Have Failed
(Phoenix New Times)
A new report from AFSC shows draconian drug policies are ineffective when it comes to treating addiction.
Aug 4, 2017
Report: Arizona spends over $500,000 a day to lock up drug offenders
(KTAR News)
Arizona is spending more than $500,000 every day to lock up people whose most serious charge is a drug offense.
Aug 4, 2017
Commercialization brought the Internet to the masses. It also gave us spam.
(Washington Post)
How the net neutrality debate exposes the consequences of a profit-driven internet.
Aug 3, 2017
John Bolton's 'Military Options' for North Korea Denounced as 'Utter Lunacy'
(Common Dreams)
Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton's suggestions for military action in North Korea would only make things worse.
Aug 3, 2017
Services, not prison, the answer to getting at root causes of addiction problem
(Arizona Capitol Times)
A former sheriff speaks out against unjust and ineffective drug sentencing.
Aug 3, 2017
Following in the Footsteps of the American Girls Who Went to Red Russia
(Jezebel)
A new book documents the women who traveled to the Soviet Union.
Aug 3, 2017
Reflections on nuclear weapons ban
(GazetteNet)
Against all odds, 122 countries agreed in July to ban nuclear weapons.

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