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AFSC in the news

Aug 29, 2014
Probation for Profit
AFSC’s Caroline Isaacs speaks out against private probation companies and the exploitation of people entangled in the criminal justice system.
Aug 18, 2014
U.S. military back to Iraq? That's a terrible mistake
(Chicago Tribune)
Op-ed from Raed Jarrar, AFSC Policy Impact Coordinator, on how Iraq cannot be bombed into stability or moderation.
Aug 12, 2014
(Freedom) School is in Session: South Seattle Area School Unmasks Racism
(South Seattle Emerald)
AFSC Seattle's Tyree Scott Freedom School is in session for another year, bringing an analysis of institutional racism to local students.
Aug 4, 2014
Alternative African summit challenges the official one
(The Washington Post)
While officials and dignitaries gathered for the first day of the White House-hosted U.S.-A­frica Leaders Summit, leaders of nonprofits organizations, academia and other groups from Africa and the United States--including AFSC--held an alternative conference a few blocks away at Howard University.
Jul 25, 2014
On Gaza, the Border Crisis and Police Brutality, a National Youth Groundswell
(The Nation)
AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism is fighting to stop the proposed construction of a new prison with a No New Youth Jail Campaign
Jul 16, 2014
Not in my backyard: Communities protest surge of immigrant kids
Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Director, comments on the humanitarian crisis.
Jul 11, 2014
Protesters Continue Fight Against New Youth Detention Facility
(Seattle Weekly)
150 activists from the Alliance for a Just Society and Youth Undoing Institutional Racism protest the construction of a $210 million youth jail in King County.
Jul 8, 2014
2014's SCOTUS Rulings: What You Need To Know
(New Hampshire Public Radio)
Arnie Alpert, AFSC New Hampshire Program Director, is a guest on the radio show "Exchange" discussing the recent Supreme Court decisions.
Jul 7, 2014
Noam Chomsky | The Sledgehammer Worldview
(Truth Out)
Raed Jarrar, AFSC Policy Impact Coordinator, is quoted by Noam Chomsky in his editorial on Iraq and Syria.
Jun 23, 2014
North Korea army mobilized as rivers run dry in worst drought in years
North Korea's rivers, streams and reservoirs are running dry in a prolonged drought, state media said on Monday, prompting the isolated country to mobilize some of its million-strong army to try to protect precious crops.
Jun 22, 2014
Operation Streamline: An immigration nightmare for Arizona courts
Instead of being deported immediately, immigrants are first turned into criminals and put behind bars in an approach critics call "assembly-line justice."
Jun 14, 2014
Mid-Atlantic United Church of Christ leaders vote to boycott Redskins games and gear
(Washington Post)
Posters from AFSC's travelling exhibit "Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism" featured in article on the pending boycott of the Washington Redskins.
Jun 12, 2014
Sponsor Pulls N.J. Legislation On Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses
(CBS New York)
AFSC's Amy Gottlieb comments on legislation that would enable undocumented immigrants to register their car and get car insurance for the safety of all.
Jun 5, 2014
Spike in Child Detainees After Crossing into U.S. Illegally a "Crisis:" Feds
In the past eight months, 47,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended along the border in the U.S. Southwest.
Jun 5, 2014
One Ohio City’s Growth Strategy? Immigrants
The Welcome Dayton program, which AFSC is a partner of, helps attract immigrants to revitalize this Ohio town's economy.
Jun 2, 2014
California inmates on contraband watch accuse officials of human rights abuse
(The Guardian)
Laura Magnani,AFSC Healing Justice Program Director, on the inhumane practice of prisoners being chained and shackled in empty cell for days on end.
May 18, 2014
OP-ED: Seattle’s Youth Need More Than New Jail
(Rainier Valley Post)
King County's plan to build a $210 million juvenile jail will lead to the further criminalization of young people.
Apr 9, 2014
Dollars for Endless War or Investment in a New Era?
(Truth Out)
March 2014 marked the first month in over 12 years that there were zero US casualties among troops engaging in conflict- can we begin to move forward into a new era focused on a truer version of security that addresses investments in health, education, and other social programs?
Apr 7, 2014
Not One More deportation march gathers large crowd in Denver
On Saturday April 5, 2014, Denver immigration rights activists rallied to oppose deportations.
Apr 4, 2014
Activistas se preparan para el día nacional de acción / Activists prepare for National Day of Action
(KCEC News)
Activists in Colorado prepare for the April 5th National Day of Action to stop deportation.
Apr 4, 2014
'Enough is enough!' Iowa groups call for help for families
(KCCI News)
Groups held a rally outside the Polk County Courthouse Friday calling for an end to deportations ss part of the national #Not1More Deportation campaign.
Apr 1, 2014
AZ legislator calls for investigation of prison money
(AZ Central)
Arizona Legislator calls for an investigation into the $900,000 in additional funding allocated for GEO Group, the nation’s second-largest for-profit prison company.
Mar 31, 2014
CO Groups Call on Obama to End Deportation
(Public News Service)
This Saturday, people in Colorado will join thousands of others at rallies in cities across the country to demand that President Obama end deportations.
Mar 26, 2014
King County voters approved it, but activists still search for alternatives to new youth detention
(Real Change News)
Activists, policy-makers, youth, and mental health professionals speak out against the construction of a new youth jail in King County.



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