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Jan 5, 2018
West Virginia Jails Are in Crisis - What Should We Do?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
West Virginia's jails face a huge under-staffing problem.
Jan 4, 2018
First woman to go into sanctuary in NC marks seven months
(Triad City Beat)
Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, a Guatemalan woman who came to North Carolina in 1993, is marking seven months as the first person to take sanctuary in a North Carolina church.
Jan 4, 2018
“Stones, slingshots and organizing”: Recalling the first intifada
(Elecronic Intifada)
The first intifada began 30 years ago last month.
Jan 3, 2018
It is past time to say goodbye to some of these 'zombie lies'
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Lies about the economy lead to policies that favor the wealthy.
Jan 2, 2018
Why to Consider Companies’ Racial Makeup and Policies in Client Portfolios
(Wall Street Journal)
AFSC's "Investigate" tool helps investors scan their portfolios to find out if they are invested in companies that progit from the prison industrial complex.
Jan 1, 2018
My Friend, the Murderer: Connecting Lifers with their Neighbors on the Outside
(The Progressive)
In Michigan, the Good Neighbor Project pairs people in the free world with those serving long prison sentences.
Dec 29, 2017
Organizaciones sociales dan recomendaciones a la comunidad inmigrante
(Washington Hispanic)
DC organizations speak out for immigrant rights.
Dec 29, 2017
Nongovernmental NGOs to transfer new farming methods to North Korea
(Radio Free Asia)
AFSC works with North Korean farmers to improve agricultural production.
Dec 29, 2017
Trump immigration policies hit local Indonesians in ’17
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
New Hampshire communities have been deeply impacted by Trump's immigration policies.
Dec 28, 2017
Newsmaker of the Year: Rev. Sandra Pontoh
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
Rev. Pontoh has been a key part of mobilizations in support of Indonesian immigrants facing deportation in New Hampshire.
Dec 22, 2017
5 Trends Shaping WV in 2018
(West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson talks about increasing economic inequality and the rise of white nationalism.
Dec 22, 2017
Remembering Joseph and Mary on the U.S.-Mexico Border
(Common Dreams)
Hundreds gather on the U.S.-Mexico border for a Posada Without Borders.
Dec 21, 2017
Will the GOP Tax Bill Help West Virginia?
(West Virginia )
Front Porch radio show discusses the impacts of the tax bill on the people of West Virginia.
Dec 21, 2017
A moment of dignity: Remembering the state’s homeless lost in 2017
(Concord Monitor)
In New Hampshire, communities gather to memorialize homeless people who have lost their lives.
Dec 21, 2017
Seahawks Players’ Action Fund awards seven grants totaling $125,000 to local groups
(NBC Sports)
Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks announces that the Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund will make a donation to AFSC.
Dec 20, 2017
For 50 years, keeping families together has been central to U.S. immigration policy. Now Trump wants to tear them apart.
(Washington Post)
The Trump Administration's immigration policies and xenophobic rhetoric threaten to tear apart families.
Dec 20, 2017
Seahawks players’ fund makes first seven grants: ‘This is not the end,’ says receiver Doug Baldwin
(Seattle Times)
AFSC's Seattle program is one of seven organizations receiving a grant from the Seattle Seahawks Action Fund.
Dec 15, 2017
Trump’s other wall: Private immigration jails planned near sanctuary cities
(The Hill)
The Trump Administration is looking to build five new private detention centers.
Dec 14, 2017
Repercussions: How does lack of diversity affect policing?
(Arizona Daily Sun)
Advocates say that changing the culture of policing, not just the demographics, is key to reducing police violence.
Dec 13, 2017
Why Do 1/3 of W.Va. H.S. Grads Need Remedial Classes in College?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
A new report shows that almost one in three West Virginia high school grads must take remedial classes when they arrive at the state’s colleges.
Dec 13, 2017
GOP plans to gut Medicaid to finance tax cuts
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Cutting Medicaid is bad for West Virginia.
Dec 12, 2017
This Hanukkah, Light a Candle for Gaza
(Truthout)
AFSC's Brant Rosen reflects on his time in Gaza.
Dec 12, 2017
Immigration arrests and deportations climb in New Jersey
(NorthJersey.com)
A 35 percent increase in arrests mirrors a national spike in enforcement activity since Donald Trump became president.
Dec 12, 2017
State turned blind eye to sexual harassment at women's prison, lawsuit charges
(NJ.com)
A New Jersey's women's prison faces a class action lawsuit for closing their eyes for years to rampant sexual harassment and assaults by guards.
Dec 11, 2017
How to make anthropology matter to policymakers (or anyone)
(Huffington Post)
AFSC's Beth Hallowell explains how messaging research can be a key part of creating social change.

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