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May 23, 2016
Obama Urged to Renew Effort Toward Nuclear Disarmament in Hiroshima
(America: The National Catholic Review)
Religious leaders and anti-nuclear activists urge President Obama to use his visit to Hiroshima as an opportunity to advance nuclear disarmament.
May 23, 2016
End Hudson County agreement with immigration enforcement agency
(Jersey Journal)
Civil and immigrant rights organizations express concern over agreement between the Hudson County Dept. of Corrections and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
May 22, 2016
Meet the New Face of Israel's Growing Military Refuser Movement
Conscientious objectors from the Israeli military tour 12 U.S. cities to talk about militarism is Israel and the occupation of the Palestinian territory.
May 21, 2016
Locked Up Arizona: A look at the state of Arizona’s criminal justice system
(KTAR News)
A new documentary highlights the problems in Arizona's prison system.
May 20, 2016
How the Mainstream Media's Islamophobia Fuels Endless War
AFSC's media analysis report looks at how the media reports on "violent extremism," and what the consequences are on public discourse and foreign policy.
May 19, 2016
Rumors of new ICE raids send fear into immigrant communities across the country
In Florida and across the country, immigrant communities are fearful in the face of Obama administration's recently announced immigration raids.
May 18, 2016
When Students Stand Against Border Patrol Presence at Career Fairs, Administrators Should Take Their Direction
(San Diego Free Press)
In San Diego, City College students mobilize to keep the Border Patrol out of their schools.
May 16, 2016
WV still paying for a missed turn a century ago
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rock Wilson looks back at language from West Virginia's early Tax Commission that laid the foundations for economic inequality in the state today.
May 16, 2016
The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray
AFSC's Dominque Stevenson appears on the Marc Steiner show to talk about education, racism, and community in Baltimore.
May 16, 2016
Missouri Refugee Family to Attend Anti-Fear Forum
(Public News Service)
In Kansas City, AFSC organizes public forums to address the Syrian refugee crisis and challenge xenophobia in the Midwest.
May 13, 2016
NH Peace Activists Urge Specific Proposals for Obama Visit to Hiroshima
(Public News Service)
As President Obama prepares for a visit to Hiroshima, anti-nuclear activists hope he will offer concrete steps towards nuclear disarmament.
May 13, 2016
The Bush Administration, U.S. Nuclear War-Fighting Policy & the War On Iraq
Nuclear proliferation and ongoing militarism poses a threat to global security.
May 13, 2016
The US in Korea: Lessons Lost, Lessons Learned
The U.S. is continuing to build up its military presence on the Korean peninsula without taking into consideration the historical context or exploring alternative options.
May 12, 2016
Border Patrol Union Cozies Up to Trump, Dividing Agents
Immigrant rights activists and community members express dismay over the National Border Patrol Council's endorsement of Donald Trump.
May 12, 2016
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: ‘Systemic racism isn’t going to get clicks’
(The Guardian)
With the help of racial justice organizations around the country, hip hop stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis examine how to confront racism and white privilege.
May 12, 2016
Union for Border Patrol agents under fire for endorsement of Trump
(Los Angeles Times)
A young person from AFSC's 67 Sueños program, and many others, question the decision of the National Border Patrol Council to endorse Donald Trump.
May 11, 2016
These Grannies Are Helping to Plug the School-to-Military Pipeline at Its Source
(The Nation)
The Grannie Peace Brigade is working hard to get JROTC out of New York City schools.
May 10, 2016
Human rights advocates attend RE/MAX shareholder meeting to demand that the global real estate giant stop selling homes in illegal Israeli settlements
Activists protest shareholder meeting of a company company profiting from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
May 9, 2016
Divesting From the Prison Profiteers You Support Every Day
Private companies, including 3M and Century Link, are profiting from mass incarceration.
May 9, 2016
Group to track alleged DHS violations
(San Diego Union Tribune)
AFSC will track alleged instances of mistreatment by federal border and immigration agents.
May 8, 2016
Obama should listen to and learn from Hiroshima survivors
(Concord Monitor)
As President Obama plans a visit to Hiroshima, anti-nuclear activists urge him to meet with those most impacted by the bombings.
May 6, 2016
Why West Virginians Have Turned on Hillary Clinton
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Economic issues in struggling West Virginia towns shape the debate during the presidential elections.
May 6, 2016
President Obama Should Meet A-Bomb Survivors
The Obama administration need to make a strong commitment to nuclear disarmament.
May 6, 2016
Lanzan campaña para documentar maltrato de agentes en frontera de California
(La Opinión)
AFSC documented 14 complaints of alleged physical or verbal harassment by federal officials last year.
May 3, 2016
WV’s good rank in child nutrition threatened in U.S. House
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
A new bill before the West Virginia legislature increases and complicates access to free and subsidized lunch programs.



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