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Community Groups Urge Council and Mayor Not to Repeal 2010 Ombudsman Ordinance

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Three Spokane public interest organizations who’ve been deeply involved in pushing Spokane city government toward independent oversight of its police department are calling upon the City Council and Mayor Mary Verner to maintain the independence of Spokane’s Office of Police Ombudsman. In response to an arbitrator’s July 11, 2011 ruling—ordering the City to rescind its […]

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Juan Melendez, death row exoneree, in Spokane this weekend!

  Juan Melendez, exonerated from Florida’s death row, will kick-off a state wide tour in Spokane speaking on his experience as an innocent man on death row and life after exoneration. Sunday, September 25th Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 219 E. Rockwood Blvd 1pm Whitworth University, Weyerhauser Hall 7pm Monday, September 26th Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga […]

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Breaking Arab and Muslim Stereotypes

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Justice-minded volunteers, inspired by the need to counter Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism, worked hard to create an interactive, multi-media exhibit to educate against bigotry. The display debuted on Saturday, Sept 10, to positive and thoughtful comments. If you’d like to bring this exhibit and presentation to your organization, campus, or classroom, please contact us at […]

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Dan Treecraft

Dandelion B. Treecraft died August 4, 2011

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The Great Depression is happening at Rep. McMorris-Rodgers office Thursday, August 18th

The march is being organized and sponsored by SEIU 775 and 1199, Working Washington Coalition, the Spokane Labor Council, Washington Community Action Network, PJALS, and FUSE Washington.  Whose side is Rep. McMorris-Rodgers on? We need good jobs for people in Washington state. But Rep. McMorris-Rodgers  consistently votes for policies that benefit only the very rich […]

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Your voice is needed now: New date for vote on police oversight

As the Inlander and the Spokesman Review are reporting, the Spokane City Council is preparing to rush through an ordinance that would strip the Spokane Office of Police Ombudsman of the hard-won authority the office needs to do its work for the public. PJALS members like you, along with members of more than a dozen other […]

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How Did the US Become World’s Leading Jailer?

The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs and the American Criminal Justice System Filmmaker Charles Shaw will be present for a premiere screening in Spokane this week, and you are invited. The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other country of the world. Exile Nation […]

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We Are Unarmed, and We Are Sailing!

by Marianne Torres Media Team, Freedom Flotilla II  on 6/24/2011 On Anniversary of Mavi Marmara Killings, U.S. Boat to Gaza Announces Sailing Plans – Passenger list includes six from the Pacific Northwest.   With the situation changing daily, participants in the international Freedom Flotilla II-Stay Human are determined to set sail for Gaza by the end […]

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