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Students speak out for revenue at EWU legislative panel

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By Alyssa Henderson In November, we new interns at PJALS successfully held a legislative panel on EWU’s Cheney campus. The panel was sponsored by PJAL-EWU (the new club on Eastern’s campus that we kicked off in September) and the Associated Students of Eastern Washington University. Focusing primarily on proposed budget cuts to higher education, the […]

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Jobs, Not Jails, for Spokane County

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Nationally, communities use rehabilitative programs for people in the criminal justice system 70% of the time and jail only 30% of the time. In Spokane County, it is just the opposite – we incarcerate 70% of the people and provide alternative programs to only 30%. Alternatives to incarceration can save taxpayer funds, create safer neighborhoods […]

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Steve Williams, keynoting our Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference

Steve Williams is a longtime community organizer and political activist. Steve was the founder and former Executive Director of POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights), a 15-year old membership organization of low-income and working class African Americans and immigrant Latina women fighting for racial, gender and economic justice in San Francisco. Currently, POWER is […]

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Clyde Bellecourt, AIM co-founder, to speak in Spokane

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PJALS is delighted to welcome Clyde Bellecourt, Wounded Knee organizer & American Indian Movement co-founder and national director, Ojibwe name Nee Gon Nway Wee Dung “Thunder Before the Storm.” Clyde Bellecourt will address the 1973 AIM occupation of and subsequent protracted government siege at Wounded Knee in S.D. as well as Native Peoples’ near-term needs & long-term […]

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Thank you for a wonderful year!

It’s such a pleasure to work with the wonderful members and volunteers who make PJALS a strong and effective organization. Thank you for your donations, your time, and your belief that we can act together to shift the balance of power toward economic justice, human rights, and peace. Click here to read about our inspiring […]

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November-December 2011 Handful of Salt

Click here to view or download a pdf of our Handful of Salt newsletter from November-December 2011.

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Death and Life in the USA

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War By Rusty Nelson The death penalty in the US looks a lot like it did in 1986. In fact it looks so similar that, for the 87th time, I’m tempted to throw up my hands and give up any hope that capital punishment will be abolished in my lifetime. But, […]

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Hello PJALS!

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By Shar Lichty, Organizer Although many of you already know me from my time with PJALS over the past two years, first as a BASW practicum student and then as a VISTA Volunteer, I wanted to say hello as I begin the new leg of my journey with PJALS as an Organizer. I moved to […]

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