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Handful of Salt May-June 2012

Click here to view or download a pdf of our Handful of Salt newsletter from May-June 2012.

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Director’s Report

Shar Lichty Marriage Equality matters in Spokane. This was apparent at City Hall on Monday April 16, as I witnessed 300 individuals show up and nearly 100 testify on both sides of the issue. During this meeting, I heard some of the most hateful, ignorant, homophobic statements, lots of scripture and many passionate, heartfelt stories […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War

A confusing event in Sanford, Florida is squarely in the faces of us who care about justice, human rights, individual liberties, discrimination and neighborhood security. And every factor pushing the killing of Trayvon Martin to the front of American consciousness is offensive.  After George Zimmerman was finally charged, observers weighed in with a variety of […]

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Tutu in a Tempest

Did you see that coming? Gonzaga University is taking heat for honoring Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Having more than one serious knee-jerk reaction to this contro-versy, I have to chime in. It seems some conservative supporters of the local Jesuit university are upset , not about Tutu speaking on campus, but about his having the honor […]

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Whom Would You Bomb?

Now, we seem to have a choice. We two potential enemies in the Middle East. Libya was a distraction just to remind us that all Islamist evil does not reside in Iraq and Afghanistan, but here are Iran and Syria just begging for IT.   Plainly, President George W. Bush had no choice after 9-11. […]

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2012 Legislative Update

By Amanda Hunt, Intern The 2012 legislative session was a whirlwind of good, bad, and even ugly. Our legislators had, once again, the difficult task of reducing Washington’s budget due to revenue shortfall. There was much disagreement on cutting of programs, which ultimately lead to another special session. Toward the end of the regular session, […]

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Peace & Economic Justice Action Conference 2012

by Taylor Malone, PJALS Young Activist Leader It can be difficult for activists to remain confident and optimistic about the impact we have on our community. Changes come so slowly and with so much opposition that, at times, I feel like Sisyphus, always pushing but never quite making it. One of the most inspiring ways […]

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Free Bradley Manning

As we go to press, supporters of Bradley Manning are preparing to demonstrate, while the U.S. government moves toward harsh punishment for this alleged whistleblower who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Charged with giving graphic evidence of U.S. war crimes to Wiki-Leaks, Manning was to be in court on April 24. Manning […]

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