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AFSC in the news

Sep 19, 2019
LOCKED DOWN: Nationwide search underway for director of Arizona Department of Corrections
(KOLD 13)
The Arizona Department of Corrections is without a permanent director as the search for Charles Ryan’s replacement is underway.
Sep 16, 2019
The Poets Vote: An Evening Of Poetry & Voter Registration
A poetry event in San Diego encourages voter registration.
Sep 15, 2019
Levantan la voz por la dignidad de la niñez inmigrante
(MetroLatino USA)
Human rights organizations from the United States, Mexico and Central America signed a statement in which they urged special protection for children who seek a better future in the United States.
Sep 12, 2019
Montgomery to high court opens way for criminal justice changes
(Arizona Capitol Times)
A new Arizona Supreme Court justice might shift the balance of power when it comes to criminal justice reform.
Sep 12, 2019
Denuncian polución tóxica cerca de centro de niños inmigrantes en Florida
(Impacto Latino)
AFSC and WeCount! release a report on toxic conditions near the Homestead detention center.
Sep 11, 2019
Locked Down: Prison reform advocates propose legislation for citizen advisory board
AFSC has proposed legislation to create a new body of public oversight that would help reshape and reform Arizona prisons.
Sep 9, 2019
Activists Hosting Day of Action at Immigrant Detention Center in Aurora
Advocates will gather outside the immigrant detention center for testimony from individuals impacted by the facility and workshops on how to engage lawmakers in discussions about it.
Sep 9, 2019
Stephen King Introduced One of the X-Men's Most Terrifying Villains
In the 1980s, proceeds from the "Heros for Hope" comic benefited AFSC.
Sep 8, 2019
’Gentle woman with a spine of steel;’ legacy of activist Frances Crowe celebrated
Hundreds gathered at two memorial events celebrating the life and legacy of activist Frances Crowe.
Sep 8, 2019
50 years ago a nuclear bomb was detonated under the Western Slope to release natural gas. Here’s how poorly it went.
(Colorado Sun)
The Rulison explosion was larger than the one that devastated Hiroshima.
Sep 7, 2019
Suddenly the race is real as candidates electrify arena crowd
(Union Leader)
As presidential candidates square off in New Hampshire, local residents demand funding cuts to ICE and CBP.
Sep 6, 2019
Expert: North Korean Call for UN to Cut Aid Staff Seen as Pressure for Sanctions Relief
(Voice of America)
Sanctions are impeding the delivery of humanitarian aid delivery.
Sep 5, 2019
In Face of Mounting Violence, +Peace Coalition Launches Inaugural Global Peacebuilding Action Week
(Markets Insider)
+Peace invites organizations, groups, and individuals to lead events in their communities that raise awareness about peacebuilding.
Sep 5, 2019
How We Shut Down the Nation’s Largest Child Detention Center
(Yes! Magazine)
We were determined to shut down the detention center before the school year started, rallying around the cry that children belong in schools, not prison camps.
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.



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