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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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Change doesn’t happen from staying silent

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By Alyssa Henderson, intern For every person, there is a story meant to be told. And for some people, that story has the power to transform a life. On September 26, I had the honor of meeting a man whose story impacted my life in a very meaningful way. I walked away with a new […]

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Work Not War: Bring Our Billion$ Home

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by Shar Lichty, Organizer On Saturday, October 8 PJALS held what has sadly become a yearly event, a march against US war and occupation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of US war in Afghanistan, now the longest war in US history. As part of our Bring Our Billion$ Home campaign this year’s theme was “Work […]

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Showdown at Suncadia

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By Amanda Hunt, intern On September 21, I attended the Showdown in Suncadia, in beautiful and remote Cle Elum, WA. Suncadia is a luxurious mountain resort in the majestic Cascade Mountains. This event was organized by Washington Community Action Network, and joined by many organizations from across the state. Shar Lichty, Brock Baker, myself, and […]

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The Game is Rigged

by Michael Poulin, guest writer Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Many of our activities today strike me as fitting that description. For example, searching for work and applying for jobs when nobody has the money to pay wages. Or expecting to find customers when […]

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PJALS Steering Committee endorses Yes on Prop 1

By David Brookbank on behalf of the Steering Committee In a similar fashion to community radio and the public school classroom, the Community Bill of Rights is a truly democratic instrument which speaks the truth of solidarity — between neighbor and neighbor, between worker and community, and between human and nature — to a Spokane […]

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Dr. Mark Braverman to speak in Spokane!

Co-hosted by Whitworth College and the Peace & Justice Action     League of Spokane Whitworth University, Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre Thursday, October 20th 7pm

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