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AFSC in the news

May 15, 2019
Fundraiser concert for immigrant rights to play in Hillsboro
(News Times)
An event in support of AFSC's Project Voice will be held in Oregon.
May 15, 2019
Activists Wonder Where the "Bold, Progressive" Jared Polis Went
A rally at the Colorado state capitol calls out the Governor for not following through on key immigration initiatives.
May 15, 2019
Immigration advocates are weighing whether Denver can support overflow from the southern border
Denverites proved they’re willing and able to lend a hand this week when 55 people arrived on a bus from New Mexico.
May 15, 2019
Water Democracy
(Dissent Magazine)
Farmers in New Mexico have banded together to protect scarce water resources from developments.
May 14, 2019
New Mexico governor’s office paid $4,000 to bus asylum seekers to Denver-area churches
(Denver Post)
New Mexico helped fund transport for asylum seekers traveling through Denver.
May 14, 2019
Immigrant-Rights Activists Say Jared Polis Has Turned His Back on Them
Colorado activists call out the governor for not following through on his commitments on immigration.
May 13, 2019
Asylum seekers make stop in Denver on journey to relatives’ homes
(Fox 31)
55 immigrants seeking asylum arrived in Denver early Monday morning.
May 13, 2019
55 asylum seekers arrive by bus in Denver, mayor voices support
(9 News)
The city released a statement supporting the various organizations that are working to help those fleeing violence in their home countries.
May 13, 2019
55 Central American refugees seeking asylum bused to Denver Sunday night
(Denver Post)
Denver-area churches opened their doors to accept 55 refugees seeking asylum.
May 13, 2019
Authorities move 55 migrants to Denver from crowded border shelters
(Fox 31)
AFSC helps coordinate temporary housing for people seeking asylum.
May 13, 2019
Protesters demand closure of largest detention centre for migrants in Florida
Some 300 activists gathered outside the Homestead Detention Center on Mother's Day to demand its closure.
May 13, 2019
Planes, buses move migrants from crowded border shelters as far north as Colorado
(ABC 7)
Migrants have been bused to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border.
May 9, 2019
Locks at Arizona's prisons have had problems for decades — who's to blame?
(AZ Central)
For more than three decades, corrections officers have complained of flawed locks at prisons throughout the state.
May 9, 2019
Peterborough panel puts state's recent hate incidents in historical context
(Sentinel Source)
An event addresses hateful acts in New Hampshire.
May 9, 2019
We the People hosts talk on immigration
(Seacoast Online)
We the People of Exeter will host a discussion related to immigrant and refugee issues in New Hampshire.
May 8, 2019
A Centenarian In Northampton, Mass., Reflects On A Life Of Anti-War Activism
(New England Public Radio)
Frances Crowe, the longtime peace activist and anti-nuclear campaigner, recently celebrated a milestone.
May 7, 2019
The Engineers’ Plan for Creating Border Security With Clean Energy
(The Atlantic)
A proposal imagines how building solar panels and wind turbines along the U.S.-Mexico border raises concerns and questions.
May 6, 2019
The Occupation is a Crime of Aggression: Gazans React After 25 Palestinians, 4 Israelis Die
(Democracy Now!)
AFSC's Jehad Abusalim talks to Democracy Now about the situation in Gaza.
May 4, 2019
Israeli Law Silences and Punishes Critics and Human Rights Workers
The Israeli government is cracking down on human rights workers.
May 3, 2019
Corrections now charging inmates for overdose treatment
(AZ Mirror)
A new policy at the Arizona Department of Corrections requires people in prison to pay for their medical treatment if they’re hospitalized for substance abuse.
May 2, 2019
NYU department votes to not cooperate with study abroad program in Israel
NYU department votes to not cooperate with study abroad program in Israel
May 2, 2019
Unaccompanied 15-Year-Old Boy Held at Local Border Patrol Facility for 7 Days, Lawyer says
(NBC 7 )
A local attorney told a federal judge that an unaccompanied minor is being held unlawfully at a U.S. Border Patrol facility.
May 2, 2019
Peterborough event to confront hate in NH
(Sentinel Source)
AFSC presents at the "Standing Up to Hate in NH" event.
May 1, 2019
New push to stop US funding torture of Palestinian children
(Electronic Intifada)
Israel would be banned from using U.S. aid to detain and torture Palestinian children if a new bill becomes law.
Apr 30, 2019
Priorities need redirection in WV
(Charleston Gazette Mail )
Young people across the state have lots of ideas about how to make West Virginia better.



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