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Sep 4, 2019
‘We’re not irrelevant’: Philly seniors say retirement is the best time to protest
A group of Philadelphia senior citizens opposed to the Trump administration’s immigration policies says retirement is the perfect time of life to take their grievances to the streets.
Sep 4, 2019
The legacy of Israel’s first refuser
(Electronic Intifada)
Joseph Abileah is considered as the first person in Israel to go on trial for refusing to join its military.
Sep 3, 2019
Frances Crowe memorial celebration set for Sunday
The life and legacy of well-known peace activist Frances Crowe will be honored at two events as part of the memorial “Do Something! A celebration of Frances Crowe."
Sep 1, 2019
'Trailblazer in the Name of Peace': Anti-War Hero Frances Crowe Dies at 100
(Common Dreams)
Longtime peace activist Frances Crowe has died at the age of 100.
Aug 31, 2019
Smith College archive bears witness to Frances Crowe’s life and work
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Northhampton residents honor activist Francis Crowe.
Aug 31, 2019
Activism focused cafe defies growing left-wing oppression in Jerusalem
(The New Arab)
Imbala was opened by activists with the aim of creating a communal space for co-resistance against the Israeli occupation.
Aug 30, 2019
Making a Killing From Killing
In Boston, a coalition is working to get the legislature to divest from Raytheon.
Aug 29, 2019
ONG reprueban políticas de México y Guatemala hacia migrantes solicitantes de asilo
Dozens of civil organizations in Mexico and Guatemalaspeak out against the migration policies of both countries that increasingly jeopardize migrants seeking international protection on Mexican soil and the United States.
Aug 29, 2019
Walking in solidarity
(Brattleboro Reformer)
A four day walk for immigrant justice travels across New England.
Aug 28, 2019
Frances Crowe, Peace Activist and War Resister, Dies at 100
(New York Times)
Former AFSC staffer is remembered in the New York Times.
Aug 27, 2019
Activist Frances Crowe of Northampton dies at 100
Frances Crowe, a dedicated activist for peace and the environment for more than seven decades, has died at age 100.
Aug 26, 2019
Immigrant walk descends on Strafford County jail
(Keene Sentinel)
The 2019 Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice arrived outside the Strafford County jail in a call for immigrant justice in New Hampshire.
Aug 25, 2019
Abolish ICE? Yes
(Las Cruces Sun-News)
A New Mexico resident makes the case for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Aug 24, 2019
Bayard Rustin: Prophet Of Freedom, Justice, And Humanity
(History News Network )
Civil rights icon Bayard Rustin participated in AFSC activist trainings.
Aug 23, 2019
Immigrant justice walk nears Dover ICE facility
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
Immigrants and allies participate in a Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice in New Hampshire.
Aug 22, 2019
Human Rights from the Ground Up
(Common Dreams)
Bottom-up action is essential to mobilize the collective energies and creativity needed to address today’s crises.
Aug 21, 2019
N.H. Immigrant Solidarity Network walk for justice
(Concord Monitor)
New Hampshire activist march to Dover, where ICE uses the Strafford County jail as a detention center for immigrantsa.
Aug 21, 2019
Group looks to link migrant kids with Iowa sponsors
(KTBS 3)
Agencies working on immigration issues brainstormed about setting up a statewide network to help connect detained children with family members or sponsors in Iowa.
Aug 19, 2019
The US Border Crisis Is Just The Tip Of An International Problem
Mass migration is happening globally.
Aug 19, 2019
Praise to Dover council for resolution on preventing nuclear war
(Seacoast Online)
Dover City Council members approved a nonpartisan Resolution “calling on the U.S. government to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war.”
Aug 19, 2019
Ducey says he didn't ask for prison chief's resignation, adds 'I'm not piling on' after damning report
(Arizona Republic)
A report reveals more problems at an Arizona state prison.
Aug 19, 2019
Building our power for a free Palestine
The last five years have witnessed unprecedented change in the struggle for justice in Palestine.
Aug 16, 2019
Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private Prisons
(The American Prospect)
As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits.
Aug 16, 2019
N.J. joins lawsuit against Trump’s effort to drive immigrants off public aid programs
New Jersey Attorney General is among the plaintiffs in a multistate lawsuit against the Trump administration over a new immigration rule that will further punish immigrants.
Aug 15, 2019
NJ Fights Federal Rule That Would Deny Benefits To Some Legal Immigrants
State attorney general joins lawsuit that challenges the ‘public charge’ rule.



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