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AFSC in the news

May 13, 2015
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.
May 6, 2015
Program Supports Young Farmers
(89.9 KUNM)
An AFSC program trains young farmers across New Mexico on sustainable farming practices.
May 6, 2015
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.
May 6, 2015
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.
May 4, 2015
Baltimore Killed Freddie Gray
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.
May 1, 2015
45 Years and Waiting
(Huffington Post)
The Peace and Planet Mobilization--convened by AFSC and others--calls on the NPT Review Conference to take serious steps towards nuclear disarmament.
May 1, 2015
The Front Porch: Just How Racist Is Appalachia?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Rick Wilson discusses the meaning of race and racism in Appalachia and in the United States more broadly.
May 1, 2015
Baltimore Activists Recount How Police Unions Crushed Accountability Reforms
(The Intercept)
Maryland's powerful police-paid lobbyists block legislative attempts at police reform just weeks before Baltimore police kill Freddie Gray.
May 1, 2015
Marchers call for immigration reform
(Stockton Record)
On May Day, migrant workers and advocates marched through the city in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
Apr 30, 2015
"Thugs," "Hooligans" and "Riots," Challenging Narratives With Dominque Stevenson
Truthout shares footage from the Real News Network interview with AFSC's Dominque Stevenson about racism and community engagement in Baltimore.
Apr 29, 2015
Peace by Piece: Seeking Solutions for Baltimore
(Public News Service)
Dominque Stevenson explains how threats of white supremacist attacks, along with systemic racism and poverty, led to clashes between police and protesters.
Apr 28, 2015
Nuclear Attack Survivors, 70 Years Later, Now Fading Away
(New York Times)
Survivors of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki travel to New York for the Peace and Planet mobilization against nuclear weapons.
Apr 28, 2015
Baltimore resident: Where are the leaders?
AFSC's Farajii Muhammad explains why protests have erupted in the wake of the Death of Freddie Gray.
Apr 27, 2015
As Nuke Talks Begin, U.N. Chief Warns of Dangerous Return to Cold War Mentalities
(InterPress News Service)
In the face of ongoing threats of nuclear war, AFSC's Joseph Gerson and others speak out in advance of the 2015 NPT Review Conference at the United Nations.
Apr 27, 2015
On Eve of Non-Proliferation Conference, 'Clarion Call' for Nuke-Free World
(Common Dreams)
Peace and Planet mobilization demonstrates international civil societies commitment to peace and disarmament.
Apr 25, 2015
Democrats held demonstrations, conference in response to Republican summit
(KCCI 8)
As GOP presidential hopefuls convene in Iowa, protesters gather outside to raise issues of corporate exploitation, climate change, and policies that benefit the wealthiest Americans at the expense of everyone else.
Apr 23, 2015
"Running While Black": Protests Swell over Death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore Police Custody
(Democracy Now!)
AFSC's Dominique Stevenson and Eddie Conway talk to Democracy Now about protests over the death of Freddie Gray and the history of racist police violence and incarceration in Baltimore.
Apr 23, 2015
Civil Disobedience Necessary to Protect Victims of Police Brutality, Says Activist
(The Real News Network)
AFSC's Dominique Stevenson talks to the Real News Network about why she decided to cross the police line at a protest over the death of Freddie Grey.
Apr 22, 2015
Opinion: Challenging the Nuclear Powers’ Extremism
(InterPress News Service)
In this op ed, AFSC's Disarmament Coordinator Joseph Gerson speaks out about the importance of this year's Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference and the dangers nuclear weapons pose to our planet.
Apr 22, 2015
Failed economic ideas still able to harm people
(Charleston Gazette)
AFSC's Rick Wilson asks tough questions about the effectiveness of the free market at creating jobs or bringing prosperity to local economies.
Apr 21, 2015
House and Senate Conferring to Come Up with One Really Problematic Federal Budget
(Nonprofit Quarterly)
As Congress releases a troubling budget plan, AFSC's Kansas City program engages communities in a listening project to find out where people believe federal dollars should be spent.



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