• From the Netherlands to Germany to Italy, churches have opened their doors to asylum-seekers, often in defiance of their governments, as countries have hardened their policies toward the influx of refugees and migrants.
(“Europe’s sanctuary movement,” Christian Science Monitor, June 20, 2019)
• For the first time in 25 years, Democrats running for president are openly backing the labor movement.
(“Democratic presidential candidates are actually talking union,” American Prospect, June 21, 2019)
• Since California prison reforms to reduce overcrowding were initiated, deaths in California’s county jails have risen by 26 percent.
This week’s News Summary was narrated by Anna Manzo.