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Apr 7, 2019
US Takes Illegal, Dangerous Actions Toward Regime Change in Venezuela
(Truthout)
Organizations critique U.S. efforts for regime change in Venezuela.
Apr 5, 2019
La discriminación y la igualdad
(CNN en Español)
We must fight discrimination in all its forms.
Apr 5, 2019
Rahm Emanuel uses lame-duck session to smuggle South Side police training deal past critics
(Think Progress)
An ordinance Emanuel introduced would hand a vacant Chicago Public Schools property over to city police to be used as a training facility.
Apr 5, 2019
Colorado sanctuary leader Arturo Hernandez Garcia one step closer to deportation after ICE hearing
(Denver Post)
A leader in the sanctuary movement was required to show ICE his return ticket to Mexico.
Apr 4, 2019
Leader in Colorado’s sanctuary movement on brink of deportation after 5-year battle
(Denver Post)
Arturo Hernandez Garcia has lived in U.S. for 20 years.
Apr 4, 2019
Arizona companies can still ask job applicants about felonies
(Arizona Republic)
A 'Ban the box' bill was blocked in the state House of Representatives by a lawmaker who opposed it.
Apr 4, 2019
On The Move
(New Jersey Law Journal)
Rutgers Law launches pilot program to represent detained immigrants.
Apr 4, 2019
As immigration sweeps spread fear, activists and sheriffs unite to protect neighbors
(Yahoo News)
As immigration sweeps spread fear, activists and sheriffs unite to protect neighbors.
Apr 3, 2019
We Were Against ICE Before It Existed
(In These Times)
The criminalization of immigrants goes back well before ICE’s inception.
Apr 1, 2019
“Our Will of Life Is Stronger Than Despair”: Palestinian Ahmed Abu Artema on Israeli Attacks on Gaza
(Democracy Now!)
Democracy Now! interviews Ahmed Abu Artema.
Mar 31, 2019
NATO fetes 70 years, but Trump not partying
(France 24)
In the face of criticism, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization marks its 70th birthday.
Mar 31, 2019
Murphy keeps legal aid for unauthorized immigrants, but they want more
(New Jersey 101.5)
Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget plan continues but does not increase funding for lawyers who help immigrants fight deportation.
Mar 30, 2019
Gaza's Great March of Return protests explained
(Al Jazeera)
Here's the backstory of the Great March of Return protests and the conditions that have brought Gaza to this point.
Mar 30, 2019
Hope for meaningful criminal justice reform diminishes as bills die in AZ legislature
(Arizona Daily Star)
Two bills addressing criminal-justice reform in Arizona died in the Legislature.
Mar 30, 2019
Newest Shelter for Asylum Seekers Opens Amid Tensions at Border
(NBC Bay Area)
Newest Shelter for Asylum Seekers Opens Amid Tensions at Border
Mar 30, 2019
A year after the Great March of Return, Palestinians are still fighting for freedom
(Washington Post)
Ahmad Abu Artema explains why the Great March of Return is a necessary response to the oppression of Palestinians in Gaza.
Mar 28, 2019
U.S. must lead by example on human rights
(Asbury Park Press)
Forcing migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed is wrong.
Mar 27, 2019
Last Remaining Sentencing Reform Bill Would Free None Of The 41,000 People In Arizona Prisons
(KJZZ)
A new bill that would give people convicted of certain drug offenses an oportunity to earn release credits would not apply to those already serving time.
Mar 27, 2019
It’s time to eliminate ‘debtor’s jail’ and pass bail reform
(Michigan Advance)
There is growing momentum to end bail and exorbitant court costs and fines.
Mar 27, 2019
Baton Rouge peacekeeper living faith in community of his roots
(The Advocate)
Former AFSC staff Edgar Cage has devoted his life to peace.
Mar 26, 2019
New caravan of 2,600 migrants could be headed towards US border
(ABC 10)
A caravan of migrants is traveling toward the U.S. border in search of safety.
Mar 26, 2019
“Hold Israel Accountable”: Palestinians Call on Int’l Community to Oppose Golan Heights Annexation
(Democracy Now!)
President Trump recognizes Israel's control of the Golan Heights, in opposition to international law.
Mar 26, 2019
Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes and Mobilizes Along Border
(Democracy Now!)
Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that the Israeli government could launch another invasion.
Mar 26, 2019
Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes and Mobilizes Along Border
(Democracy Now!)
Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that Israel could launch another invasion.
Mar 26, 2019
New Jersey Is Addicted to ICE
(The Nation)
New Jersey counties are balancing their budgets through detaining immigrants.

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