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Prison and Profit in Arizona
Rights Groups Urge US Congress to End the 1033 Program, Demilitarize Police
(Human Rights Watch)
The undersigned civil, human rights, faith, and government accountability organizations, representing millions of our members across the country, write in support of ending the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program and associated transfers of all military equipment and vehicles to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Is an intifada starting in US Congress?
(The Electronic Intifada)
Growing pattern of border brutality
NPR features AFSC work in Colorado
Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference
(Truthout)
As the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference draws to a close, the U.S. has again stood in the way of progress. AFSC's Joseph Gerson explains what happened.
Pioneering Fashion Licensing Executive Ruth McCarthy Manton Dies at 95
(Yahoo News)
Ruth McCarthy Manton, 95, a pioneering executive in fashion licensing and branding, died Dec. 24 at her home in Boca Raton, Fla.
Presbyterian Church, Illinois Police Pensions Name New Leaders
(Chief Investment Officer)
The Presbyterian Church’s Board of Pensions has named Donald Walker III as its new CIO to manage its $9 billion investment portfolio. And the newly formed Illinois Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund has named Richard White as its interim executive director.
Citizen volunteers expose hidden corporate influence
(Friends Journal)
Kevin Rutledge explains how he's challenging corporate influence on public policy through AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project.

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