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Mar 26, 2019
Humanitarian Groups Say Sanctions Impede Aid to North Koreans
(Voice of America)
Humanitarian groups are continuing to face complications when delivering aid to North Korea as the U.S. maintains its “maximum pressure” sanctions campaign on the country.
Mar 25, 2019
Kimbrough: "I will obey the law." Forsyth sheriff discusses proposed bill on cooperating with ICE.
(Winston Salem Journal)
A North Carolina sherrif says he will cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement if a law is passed.
Mar 24, 2019
Communities, lawmakers call for action to reduce nuclear threat
(Concord Monitor)
AFSC’s Arnie Alpert writes about the growing movement to move the world toward abolishing nuclear weapons.
Mar 22, 2019
How to respond to Islamophobic comments
(MSN.com)
AFSC provides resources for how to confront Islamophobia.
Mar 21, 2019
Arturo Hernandez Garcia, a leader in Colorado’s sanctuary movement, ordered to leave U.S.
(Denver Post)
50 supporters demonstrate and give speeches on behalf of Hernandez Garcia outside ICE offices in Denver.
Mar 21, 2019
An angel for Razan’s mother
(Electronic Intifada)
A speaking tour with Ahmed Abu Artema sparks conversations about Gaza in New Mexico.
Mar 21, 2019
ICE turns thumbs down on Thornton dad's stay of deportation request
(ABC 7)
Longtime Colorado resident Arturo Hernandez Garcia was denied a stay of deportation.
Mar 20, 2019
Do Anti-Extremism Tactics Harm Muslim and Arab Communities?
(WBEZ)
Community and civil rights organizations critique the "Countering Violent Extremism" program that leads to racial profiling.
Mar 20, 2019
North Korea Through the Eyes of an American Dissident
(The Nation)
A new play looks at the U.S.-North Korea relationship.
Mar 20, 2019
The War on Terror in Our Communities
(Truthout)
On the 16th anniversary of the Iraq war, AFSC's Mary Zerkel looks at the dangers of the Countering Violent Extremism program.
Mar 15, 2019
'Stop funding Israel,' Gaza's Ahmed Abu Artema tells New Yorkers
(Middle East Eye)
Ahmed Abu Artema, the Palestinian writer whose social media post catalysed the Great March of Return in Gaza in 2018, delivered a moving account of life in Gaza.
Mar 14, 2019
Marching for freedom in Palestine
(Santa Fe New Mexican)
Ahmed Abu Artema is a Palestinian writer, whose ideas gave rise to the Great March of Return last year.
Mar 12, 2019
Workers impacted by ICE raid at Zion Market voice their concerns
(ABC10)
Former employees of a grocery store speak out against an ICE raid that targeted their store.
Mar 12, 2019
Groups boycott commission to study immigration enforcement
(New Hampshire Union Leader)
New Hampshire organizations call on the state senate to reject a bill that as initially filed would require local police to cooperate in federal immigration enforcement.
Mar 11, 2019
The “Remain in Mexico” Policy is Failing Asylum Seekers at the Southern US Border
(UN Dispatch)
The U.S. is sending asylum seekers back to Mexico while their claims are processed.
Mar 11, 2019
Disappointment, but still some hope for criminal justice reform advocates
(Associated Press)
An ambitious criminal justice reform agenda with substantial support on both sides of the partisan aisle will have to wait another year.
Mar 9, 2019
In Franklin, city and residents grapple with homelessness
(Concord Monitor)
The city of Franklin experiences an increase in homelessness.
Mar 9, 2019
Locks at Arizona's prisons have had problems for decades — who's to blame?
(AZ Central)
As Arizona's incarceration rate climbs its facilities haven't been maintained.
Mar 8, 2019
Border Shutdowns: State Violence and Psychological Warfare Performed
(NACLA)
Violence from CBP and the excessive militarization of Mexico-U.S. land ports of entry normalize the image of the U.S. at ‘war’ against the transborder community and asylum seekers.
Mar 7, 2019
Criticism of Israeli policy is not anti-Semitism
(The Hill)
A House Bill designed to censure Rep. Ilhan Omar for criticizing Israel's policies is troubling.
Mar 7, 2019
House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty By Veto-Proof Majority
(InDepthNH)
By a vote of 279-88, the New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a bill that would end the death penalty.
Mar 7, 2019
Jean Fairfax, civil rights activist who helped integrate Southern schools, dies at 98
(Boston Globe)
Former AFSC staff member played a key role in school integration.
Mar 7, 2019
Youth need to know there is a plan for mental health
(Register-Herald)
Policy change is needed in West Virginia to support the mental health of young people.
Mar 6, 2019
U.N. warns of worst food harvest in North Korea in a decade
(Reuters)
North Korea’s food production fell as natural disasters hit the country already under crippling international sanctions.
Mar 6, 2019
Immigration advocates call on legislators to end ICE county jail contracts
(NJ.com)
The "Walk in Darkness" stops at local legislators’ offices in Jersey City and Newark to call on elected officials to end county jail contracts with ICE.

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