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May 28, 2015

Linden storeowner offers farmworkers free shelter   (KCRA)
A local store owner gives shelter to farm workers, but AFSC's Luis Magana explains that more action is needed to protect the rights of immigrant workers.
No sanctuary: Immigrants struggle to keep families together in wake of Obama’s deportation-relief delay   (Colorado Independent)
Immigrant rights activists in Denver rally as a federal appeals court upholds the freeze on Obama's executive action on immigration.

May 27, 2015

U.S. immigrant policy: Detention for dollars   (Houston Chronicle )
J. Herbert Nelson and AFSC's Aura Kanegis explain the profit motive behind U.S. immigration policies.
Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference   (Truthout)
As the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference draws to a close, the U.S. has again stood in the way of progress. AFSC's Joseph Gerson explains what happened.
Demonstrators Protest Decision To Prevent Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration   (CBS Denver)
Immigrant rights advocates gather on the steps of Denver's capitol building to demand an end to unjust deportations.
Immigration advocates demand end to threat of deportation   (Colorado Public Radio)
Members of the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition rally at the state Capitol to protesr the continued court injunction against a program that could delay deportation for 5 million undocumented immigrants.
Court decision on President's immigration action will lead to immigration purgatory   (ABC 7)
Faith leaders and community groups join together to oppose delays in implementation of immigration reforms.

May 26, 2015

Tell Congress Now: Israeli military detention is no way to treat a child   (Mondoweiss)
AFSC and the No Way to Treat a Child Campaign are holding a congressional briefing to speak out against the military detention of children and families in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

May 24, 2015

Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn Activists   (Common Dreams)
Advocates for nuclear nonproliferation critique the outcome and the lack of transparency at the 2015 NPT Review Conference.

May 22, 2015

Chris Christie Uses Prisoners to Fix His Office Furniture   (The Nation)
The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office. AFSC's Bonnie Kerness weighs in.

May 21, 2015

"Something Better" Than Detention for Immigrants?   (Truthout)
Is electronic monitoring an acceptable alternative to immigrant detention? AFSC and other organizations raise concerns.

May 15, 2015

Immigrant Bed Quota Ensures Profits, Not Safety   (CQ Rollcall)
AFSC's Lia Lindsey challenges politicians who support the detention bed quota while taking money from companies that run for-profit prisons.

May 14, 2015

Demand for dignity at the border   (San Diego Reader)
AFSC and others join together to revitalize, not militarize, border communities.

May 13, 2015

Protesters campaign against the use of solitary confinement in California prisons   (SF Gate)
Demonstrators in Oakland work to bring the public's attention to the use of solitary confinement and why the practice of keeping people in isolation must be stopped.
Activists Inform People About Their Rights Crossing The San Ysidro Border   (San Diego Public Radio)
Immigrants often face harassment, brutality, and deportation at the border. A coalition of border activists use creative action to inform people about their rights.
Interfaith activists call solitary confinement immoral, ineffective   (Washington Post)
Advocates of diverse faiths from across the country go to communities, state governments, and the United Nations in an effort to end solitary confinement.
Program Providing Legal Help to Immigrants Will Expand Beyond New York City   (New York Times)
A new fellowship program called "Immigrant Justice Corps" sends law school graduates to help immigrant rights programs like the one AFSC runs in Newark.

May 10, 2015

Advocates: Expand state prisoner transition program   (Arizona Daily Sun)
Expanding reentry resources and transitional programs for Arizona prisoners could benefit everyone.

May 7, 2015

The Front Porch: Five Taxes That Could Be Cut   (West Virginia Public Radio)
Rick Wilson makes the case that cutting taxes for businesses doesn't help low-income West Virginians. Instead, he advocates investment in education.

May 6, 2015

'I Employed My Brother's Kidnapper'   (BBC World Service)
Victor Ochen talks to the BBC about life in the IDP camps, his peace building work in Uganda, and what it means to be nominated for a Nobel Prize by the American Friends Service Committee.
Program Supports Young Farmers   (89.9 KUNM)
An AFSC program trains young farmers across New Mexico on sustainable farming practices.
The Larger Problem in Baltimore   (The Progressive)
AFSC's Dominque Stevenson and Eddie Conway outline the systemic forces that led to the death of Freddie Gray and the repression of young people of color in Baltimore.
On the trail   (The Sound)
AFSC staff in New Hampshire train volunteers to ask the presidential candidates tough questions in the lead up to the New Hampshire primaries.

May 4, 2015

Baltimore youths lead call for change   (Boston Globe)
Young people are coming together to advocate for positive change in Baltimore, explains AFSC's Farajii Muhammad.
Baltimore Killed Freddie Gray   (Politico)
In 1968, AFSC released a report saying that Baltimore's uprising in April of 1968 came as no surprise. Almost 50 years later, not much has changed.

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