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May 3, 2019
Is Donald Trump implementing a backdoor Muslim registry?
(Ricochet)
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization could lead to a crackdown on mainstream Muslim organizations in the U.S.
May 2, 2019
NYU department votes to not cooperate with study abroad program in Israel
(Mondoweiss)
NYU department votes to not cooperate with study abroad program in Israel
May 2, 2019
Unaccompanied 15-Year-Old Boy Held at Local Border Patrol Facility for 7 Days, Lawyer says
(NBC 7 )
A local attorney told a federal judge that an unaccompanied minor is being held unlawfully at a U.S. Border Patrol facility.
May 2, 2019
Peterborough event to confront hate in NH
(Sentinel Source)
AFSC presents at the "Standing Up to Hate in NH" event.
May 2, 2019
Unaccompanied 15-Year-Old Boy Held at Local Border Patrol Facility for 7 Days, Lawyer says
(NBC 7)
An unaccompanied minor is being held unlawfully at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in San Diego.
May 1, 2019
New push to stop US funding torture of Palestinian children
(Electronic Intifada)
Israel would be banned from using U.S. aid to detain and torture Palestinian children if a new bill becomes law.
May 1, 2019
McCollum reintroduces historic bill to promote Palestinian children’s human rights
(Mondoweiss)
Rep. Betty McCollum reintroduced her historic bill to promote the human rights of Palestinian children who face detention.
Apr 30, 2019
Priorities need redirection in WV
(Charleston Gazette Mail )
Young people across the state have lots of ideas about how to make West Virginia better.
Apr 30, 2019
Critics ask why DOC Director Charles Ryan has not been fired after cell lock failures
(ABC 9)
Dangerous mismanagement at Arizona prisons has people calling for the ouster of the DOC director.
Apr 28, 2019
AZ Correction Officer: 'Felt Cute, Might Pepper Spray Your Baby Daddy ...'
(Phoenix New Times)
At least four law enforcement officers in Arizona posted inflamatory statements about abusing people in prison on their social media accounts.
Apr 26, 2019
Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines honors grads
(The Perry News)
Students are honored for community service project that empower Latina women and the community in the greater Des Moines area.
Apr 25, 2019
Protestors Demand Essex County End Contract to House ICE Detainees
(NJ Spotlight)
Financing county with ‘blood money’ is how one advocate characterizes being paid by federal agency to hold immigrants in county jail.
Apr 23, 2019
Body Cam was turned off during fatal shooting of Atlanta activist, Oscar Cain
(The Grio)
The Atlanta Police Department incident report on the fatal shooting of community activist Oscar Cain gives few details because the police officer's body camera had been shut off.
Apr 18, 2019
Pew Research: Center Racial Relations Worsen Under Current Administration
(La Prensa)
New study shows most people living in the U.S. have experienced discrimination under the Trump Administration, but some groups have it worse than others.
Apr 18, 2019
Pew Research: Center Racial Relations Worsen Under Current Administration
(La Prensa)
New study shows most people living in the U.S. have experienced discrimination under the Trump Administration, but some groups have it worse than others.
Apr 18, 2019
San Diego County ranks 4th in U.S. in ICE arrest rate
(ABC 10)
Undocumented workers have a higher chance of being arrested in San Diego County than almost anywhere else.
Apr 17, 2019
Trump administration to withhold bail from asylum seekers
(ABC10)
The Trump administration’s latest effort to keep asylum seekers out of America is being met with opposition.
Apr 17, 2019
Inyección de $75 mil a grupos que responden a redadas de ICE
(Que Pasa Migente)
A North Carolina foundation announced the delivery of $ 75,000 in funds for groups that provide support when massive ICE raids occur.
Apr 17, 2019
San Diego County Has Among The Highest Rates Of ICE Community Arrests
(KPBS)
A new report shows that San Diego County has one of the highest rates of community arrests by ICE in the country.
Apr 16, 2019
Race and real estate in mid-century D.C.
(DC Policy Center)
Racial discrimination in housing had a deep impact on the landscape of Washington DC.
Apr 16, 2019
Why people seek asylum
(Ramona Rentinel)
A forum highlights how violence and economic instability leads to migration.
Apr 16, 2019
Arkansas Times joined in law challenge by friends of First Amendment
(Arkansas Times)
Briefs are stacking up in support of the Arkansas Times' challenge of a state law attempting to gag criticism of Israel.
Apr 15, 2019
After Israeli Election, We Need to Think Beyond Two-State Solution
(Truthout)
The insistence that only two states can protect the rights of Jewish Israelis is an open door to violence against Palestinians.
Apr 12, 2019
Berkeley needs to move decisively to address the racial disparities in policing
(Berkleyside)
Black and Latino civilians were twice as likely as whites and Asian-Americans to be subjected to a police stop that yielded no enforcement action.
Apr 11, 2019
Senate Passes Death Penalty Repeal By Veto-Proof Margin
(InDepthNH)
The New Hampshire Senate votes to end the death penalty.

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