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AFSC in the news

Nov 7, 2019
CA panel supports federal historic status for SF Japantown site with LGBT ties
(Bay Area Reporter)
A building that previously housed AFSC activities gains historic status.
Nov 6, 2019
Through Its Policy Work, the American Friends Service Committee is Working To Support Economic Justice in West Virginia and Beyond
(Through Its Policy Work, the American Friends Service Committee is Working To Support Economic Justice in West Virginia and Beyond)
AFSC has worked on economic justice issues for many years.
Nov 6, 2019
Habría nuevas redadas del ICE
(El Sol de Tijuana)
There have so far been no mass ICE raids in San Diego county, but activists are worried.
Nov 5, 2019
INM Mantiene Hacinadas a Decenas de Personas en Centro de Detención en Huixtla, Denuncian Organismos
(El Orbe)
Organizations denounce the dentention of migrants in crowded conditions in southern Mexico.
Nov 5, 2019
Time to undo prevailing wage debacle
(Time to undo prevailing wage debacle )
In 2016, the West Virginia Legislature repealed the state’s prevailing wage law, which set pay standards for workers on public construction projects.
Nov 4, 2019
Colectivo denuncia violaciones a derechos de 66 migrantes en Chiapas
(La Journada San Luis)
Organizations denounce the violations of migrants' rights in Chiapas.
Nov 2, 2019
He was a robber in Arizona, she sold drugs; only one can get help with school
(Cronkite News)
People with drug convictions are not able to get tax credit for continuing their education.
Nov 1, 2019
Temporary protected status extended until 2021 for six countries
The Department of Homeland Security is extending Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from six countries who are shielded from deportation under a humanitarian program.
Oct 31, 2019
In lieu of a just system
(Boulder Weekly)
A new resource seeks to help ease adjustment after deportation.
Oct 30, 2019
Healthcare Workers, Activists Demand Flu Shots for Detained Immigrants
(NBC 7)
A group of healthcare workers, activists and church leaders protested outside of the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station, demanding the federal government give immigrants detained at the facility flu shots.
Oct 29, 2019
Convention center group refunds GEO money
(San Diego Reader)
Private prison company contributes money to a campaign to expand a convention center in San Diego.
Oct 29, 2019
Huyen de la inseguridad y bajos salarios: así es el perfil de solicitantes de asilo que esperan en México
(Redacción Animal Político)
A study looks at the conditions faced by asylum seekers as they are forced to wait in Mexico.
Oct 28, 2019
Trial Begins for Faith Leaders Arrested During Border Protest
(NBC7 )
Four people went to trial for arrests that took place during the Love Knows No Borders demonstration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct 28, 2019
(PBS )
After 25 years of living in the U.S., Guatemalan grandmother Juana Ortega is threatened with deportation and takes sanctuary in a small North Carolina church.
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.



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