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Race and (In)Justice in Ferguson

Race and (In)Justice in Ferguson

By Tila Neguse on 08/28/2014 @ 11:45 AM

Tags: incarceration, criminal justice

The combination of entrenched discriminatory policies and a history of over-policing of communities of color created a situation like the one in Ferguson.

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Water Wars and Climate Conflict—Do we have more to fear than bad alliterations?

Water Wars and Climate Conflict—Do we have more to fear than bad alliterations?

By Kate Edelen on 08/26/2014 @ 12:00 PM

Tags: Environment, ppdc, water

Does securitizing the environment further legitimize the military-first response, reduce willingness to cooperate across borders, and even devalue civilian-led approaches? What is the most appropriate way to respond to issues of climate conflict?

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You Can't Solve Iraq in Iraq

You Can't Solve Iraq in Iraq

By Theo Sitther on 08/22/2014 @ 05:30 PM

Tags: iraq, war is not the answer

The Senate Appropriations Committee rightly raised some questions about the president’s request and reduced the Pentagon portion of the CTPF by more than half to $1.9-billion. This is welcome news.

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FCNL Participates in the Africa Leaders Summit

FCNL Participates in the Africa Leaders Summit

By Allyson Neville-Morgan on 08/19/2014 @ 03:37 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding

While the Summit was a remarkable moment to focus on critical issues related to shared security and prosperity, a great many challenges remain, particularly when it comes to addressing the root causes of violent extremism and conflict.

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FCNL Hosts Capitol Hill Event on the Crisis in Central African Republic

FCNL Hosts Capitol Hill Event on the Crisis in Central African Republic

By Allyson Neville-Morgan on 08/19/2014 @ 03:37 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding

Investing in the people of CAR will be a critical element in the transition from crisis to development, and must be incorporated into planning now. That’s why FCNL is working to support a long-term strategy for U.S. engagement.

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Emily Wirzba

A Powerful Voice on Climate Disruption

By Emily Wirzba on 08/14/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: environment, energy

A group of five middle school students came to Washington, D.C. from Yardley Friends Meeting, PA, to lobby their Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick on climate disruption. Their experience lobbying illustrates just how important it is for young students to engage with Congress.

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Elizabeth Beavers

Ferguson Looks Like a War Zone. Here's Why.

By Elizabeth Beavers on 08/14/2014 @ 10:35 AM

Tags: militarism

The people of Ferguson, Missouri are not the enemy. But police in Ferguson have met protestors with violence, armed with weapons and gear that looks like it belongs in a war zone. That's not surprising.

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Matt Southworth

The U.S. is Bombing Iraq (again)

By Matt Southworth on 08/08/2014 @ 12:30 PM

Tags: Iraq, Middle East, Weapons, War Is Not the Answer

Take a deep breath. Or scream if you need to—I just did. The sobering news of the day is that the United States military has begun a bombing campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But how will these bombings produce a more positive outcome—or even peace, the ultimate objective—than did U.S. bombs in 1990-1991 and 2003-2011?

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Two Weeks in Washington

Two Weeks in Washington

By Julia Neumann on 08/04/2014 @ 11:13 AM

What's it like working at FCNL? After only two weeks here, I thought I'd let everyone learn what jumping into work here is like.

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Minimum Wage: Not Just for Teenagers

Minimum Wage: Not Just for Teenagers

By Devon Grayson-Wallace on 07/25/2014 @ 11:45 AM

Tags: Budget, budget news, poverty, domestic

July 24, 2014 marked five years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised, and people making the minimum wage aren't just teenagers anymore.

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