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Young Activists Thank You!

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In August, PJALS members helped send three young activists in Spokane to Western States Center‘s annual Activists Mobilizing for Power conference in Portland, OR. We are excited about our long-term commitment and prioritization of leadership development–it’s how we build a sustainable movement!–and energized by the possibilities of these lessons being shared in our PJALS community. […]

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A Call for Housing Justice!

A Call for Housing Justice: March & Rally Monday, September 25th 4:30pm – Gather at Cath McMorris Rodgers office 5:00pm – March to City Hall 5:15pm – Rally Against the Rocks at City Hall 6:00pm – Attend City Council Forum on Homelessness The Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane and the Tenants Union of Washington are […]

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You’re invited: PJALS General Membership Meeting & Potluck

Come together for our annual membership meeting on Wednesday September 13, 5:30-7:30 in the Community Building, 35 W. Main. Join with other members to enjoy good food, get to know each other, and connect for effective action for human rights, peace, and justice! 5:30 – 6:00 Potluck 6:00 – 7:30 General Annual Membership Meeting – […]

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Support DREAMers, Defend DACA!

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In an act of simple cruelty, President Trump has played to his base and announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be ended. At EWU, WSU, and in our communities across Washington state, 17,000 DACA recipients – DREAMers – and those who love them now face the uncertainty of being ripped away. […]

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Populist Militarism and Trump’s War Agenda

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Populist Militarism and Trump’s War Agenda Thursday, Sept 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main Militarism is an ideology–or, more accurately, a set of interconnected ideologies–that drives and sustains war. This workshop will focus on militarism and particularly the populist militarism of Donald Trump and his populist-nationalist base. This new militarism […]

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Supporting Charlottesville, Confronting White Supremacy

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On August 19th, our SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) committee responded to a call from national groups including Movement for Black Lives, The Majority, and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville for a national day of action and response to the white supremacist terror in Charlottesville the prior weekend. There had already been a vigil and […]

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PJALS calls on Senators Murray and Cantwell: Congress must stop Trump’s Afghanistan Escalation

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President Trump announced Monday night a dramatic escalation of US war in Afghanistan, with no definition of success and no exit plan – in fact, very few specifics of any kind. Reports before his speech included speculations of sending 4000 more troops to join the 8400 already there. The simple truth is that sixteen years […]

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Charlottesville Will Unite the Left

speech by Joan Braune at Spokane Citizens Stand Against Racism, Sunday August 13, 2017 As we all know, yesterday in Virginia, several hundred fascists held a rally called Unite the Right. They should have called it “Unite the Left,” because that’s what’s happening. But first, let’s talk about the weekend. This weekend, self-admitted Nazis, KKK […]

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