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Oct 28, 2019
Growing Anxiety About the Crucial 2020 NPT Review Conference
The survivors of atomic bombings and, representatives of civil society organizations are increasingly concerned about the fate of non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament.
Oct 25, 2019
How to Take Action Against Hate
(5280 Magazine)
What you can do if hate finds you—or your community—in Colorado.
Oct 23, 2019
Bracing for the annual tradition of outrage
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Oct 22, 2019
Protests against Migrant Detention Heat Up in San Diego
(Nonprofit Quarterly)
A number of groups organized protests against the camps in time to mark the 25-year anniversary of Operation Gatekeeper.
Oct 19, 2019
Houses for Peace
"Houses for Peace" traces the legacy of a grassroots peace builder stirred to action when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Oct 19, 2019
Group proposes citizen’s advisory board to guide Arizona's prisons
(The Center Square)
AFSC propsal calls for the formation of a citizens advisory board for the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Oct 17, 2019
Of Home & Hope
(Sentinel Source)
Peterborough Exhibit Shares Artwork of Detained Children.
Oct 16, 2019
Filipino American Trailblazers
(Positively Filipino)
The story of Cecil Bonzo, a Farmer’s Market pioneer.
Oct 16, 2019
Local woman raises her voice on behalf of immigrants
(NJ Jewish News)
Passionate activist says Jews ‘cannot be silent’ in welcoming the stranger.
Oct 16, 2019
China-US civil discussion held
(China Daily)
China and the US should keep up people-to-people exchanges to help make sure that bilateral ties develop on the right course.
Oct 15, 2019
Zimbabwe: Embrace Transparency to Debunk Negative Perception, Chinese Investors Urged
(All Africa)
Civil society organizations call on investors to protect labor rights and respect local communities.
Oct 15, 2019
Remembering the meteoric John Brown
(West Virginia Gazette Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson reflects on the legacy of John Brown.
Oct 14, 2019
California Is Ending its Use of Private, For-Profit Prisons
(San Diego Entertainer Magazine)
California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities.
Oct 12, 2019
Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday Oct. 14, you can watch online free a 2018 Emmy-winner: DAWNLAND
(Daily Kos)
The documentary Dawnland follows the truth and reconciliation commission in Maine that tried to address the removal of Native American children from their homes.
Oct 12, 2019
California to End Its Use of Private, For-Profit Prisons
(NBC 7)
California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings.
Oct 11, 2019
Ruling Restricts Use of ICE Databases
A Federal Judge in California restricts the use of state databases by ICE.
Oct 10, 2019
Opposition campaign mounts against Arapahoe County jail tax
(Colorado Politics)
The Coalition for Smarter Public Safety Spending contends it's cheaper to keep people out of jail in community programs than locking more of them up.
Oct 9, 2019
Learning to answer the call
(The Sopris Sun)
The Colorado Rapid Response Network trains volunteers to respond to ICE activity.
Oct 8, 2019
Sending Forth Community Action: The Radical Hope of the PO Box Collective
(New City Art)
In October, the exhibit “Found: Love Letters of Muslim Resistance and Community,” opens at the PO Box Collective.
Oct 7, 2019
Governor appoints new Arizona Department of Corrections director
(KOLD 13)
Gov. Doug Ducey announced the appointment of David Shinn as the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Oct 7, 2019
New Arizona prison boss once restricted books for inmates
(Arizona Capitol Times)
The new head of the state Department of Corrections is a career employee of the federal Bureau of Prisons where he instituted a policy that restricted access to books.
Oct 7, 2019
Arizona governor picks Federal Bureau of Prisons official David Shinn to lead state corrections agency
(Arizona Republic)
Two months after embattled Arizona Department of Corrections leader Chuck Ryan announced his resignation, Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a replacement.
Oct 6, 2019
The US Border Security Industry Could Be Worth $740 Billion by 2023
The combined budgets of ICE and CBP have more than doubled since the mid-2000s.
Oct 5, 2019
Don't take food from hungry kids
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
The Trump administration's efforts to change eligibility for SNAP will mean some of West Virginia's kids will lose food access.
Oct 4, 2019
Precarios, servicios básicos para migrantes
(Es! Diario Popular)
Migrants face precarious conditions and services.



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