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Aug 7, 2016
Federal complaint filed to stop NH from housing non-criminal mentally ill patients in prison
Advocates and policymakers join together to stop the practice of incarcerating people with mental health issues who have not been convicted of a crime.
Aug 5, 2016
As bad as terrorism is, climate change kills more people
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson warns about the increasing dangers of global climate change.
Aug 1, 2016
Rally at Aurora immigration facility seeks to stop mass incarcerations, deportations
(Denver Post)
Protesters gather outside a privately run detention center to demand a stay of deportation for Martin Alvarez Martinez and an end to the policies driving mass detention.
Jul 31, 2016
Race Matters forum exposes disparity while fostering 'genuine community'
(Herald Mail)
A forum in West Virginia asks participants to challenge institutional racism.
Jul 29, 2016
Beyond Iowa Nice: Bridging the Divide Between Police and Community
(Iowa Public Radio)
Iowans discuss violence and distrust between police and communities.
Jul 29, 2016
Father of dead US Muslim soldier delivers powerful speech at DNC
(Middle East Eye)
Khizr Khan, whose son Humayun died in 2004 in Iraq, admonished Trump for his plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
Jul 29, 2016
'The System is Working the Way It was Intended to Work'
(Real News Network)
Eddie Conway and Dominque Stevenson say nothing will change in Baltimore until jobs are provided for young people and all people are treated with dignity and respect.
Jul 28, 2016
Central Americans are running for their lives but toward detention and deportation
(Concord Monitor)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert reports on a fact-finding delegation to Mexico and calls for immigration reform.
Jul 28, 2016
US conventions leave Arabs and Muslims unimpressed
(Middle East Eye )
Both parties fail to speak to policy issues that impact Arab and Muslim Communities.
Jul 28, 2016
Raising the Palestinian cause at the DNC
(Al Jazeera)
Grassroots support for protecting the rights of Palestinians is on display at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Jul 28, 2016
Solitary confinement: Proposed NJ law would radically change the rules
(New Jersey 101.5)
The "Isolated Confinement Restriction Act" would limit the use of long-term solitary confinement and the use of solitary for non-disciplinary reasons.
Jul 27, 2016
Young People Living in Slums Are Guatemala’s Future
(Latin American Herald Tribune)
AFSC's program in Guatemala is working with young people to stop violence and rebuild communities.
Jul 27, 2016
DNC delegates support Palestinian rights, even if Democratic Party doesn’t
(Electronic Intifada)
Both major political parties have failed to take a stand for Palestinian human rights. But grassroots activists are trying to change that.
Jul 26, 2016
Immigration Advocates Oppose Hudson County ICE Contract
(NJTV News)
Despite opposition, a New Jersey county agrees to continue its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jul 26, 2016
Reframing Justice: Counter-Storytelling and Social Transformation
AFSC's "Reframing Justice" project creates short video essays featuring formerly and currently incarcerated people and their loved ones.
Jul 26, 2016
Program seeking to find, support, spread family-school partnerships
(West Virginia Gazette Mail)
West Virginia organizations are joining together to advance effective school-family partnership programs.
Jul 25, 2016
Feds shouldn't make N.J. police act as deportation agents
AFSC's Chia-Chia Wang speaks out against collaboration between local police and Immigration authorities.
Jul 25, 2016
Clintonites knocked out platform references to ‘occupation’ and ‘settlements’ in fear of Adelson, Zogby says
At a panel organized by AFSC, activists speak out about the elimination of language about the Israeli occupation from the Democratic Party platform.
Jul 22, 2016
"We Have Crossed a New Threshold": Iraqi American Decries Trump's Open Islamophobia
(Democracy Now!)
AFSC's Raed Jarrar discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Jul 21, 2016
Greensboro City Council should have stood against body-cam law
(Greensboro News and Record)
Greensboro City declines to pass a resolution asking for repeal of a state law limiting the release of police body camera footage.
Jul 21, 2016
‘Black Lives Matter’ rally draws large crowd in Providence
Hundreds gather to protest racist police violence.
Jul 21, 2016
Hundreds march on Providence City Hall to protest police brutality
(Providence Journal )
Protesters converge on City Hall to call for an end to racial profiling and police brutality.
Jul 21, 2016
State ships prisoners to private Eloy facility
(Tri-Valley Central )
Despite pressure from advocates, Arizona sends prisoners to a for-profit prison in Eloy as part of a prison expansion project.
Jul 21, 2016
‘Black Lives Matter’ rally held in Providence
Over 200 people march in Providence as part of a #BlackLivesMatter day of action.



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