After three years of tenacious organizing with I Did The Time, NAACP, Greater Spokane Progress, and our other partners in the Smart Justice Spokane coalition – we won a very important victory! Last night, Spokane’s City Council “banned the box” and passed Fair Chance Hiring! Now, private employers within city limits will remove the criminal […]
By Liz Moore, PJALS Director Since 45 won the electoral college, SHOCK has been a daily re-occurrence! Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein has a diagnosis and a prescription, and it’s so useful I want to share it with you here. After a shocking event – a war, coup, terrorist attack, market crash or natural disaster, […]
Now more than ever we need a world without nuclear weapons.” -U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Twitter OSLO, Norway – The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a forceful show of support for a grassroots effort that seeks to pressure the world’s nuclear powers to give up the […]
How many times have you used the word “Victory” in 2017, and what could you have possibly meant? Military victory is as oxymoronic as military intelligence in the 21st Century, and I’ve ranted before about the inability of any side, state, or freelancer to win a war since 1945. Other uses seem difficult to justify […]
Our families and neighbors need a Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Spokane! Mass incarceration is hurting our families and community! Without Fair Chance Hiring in Spokane, no matter how qualified our returning community members may be, their job applications are often thrown out at first glance due to their conviction record. We can win with […]
Snapshots from our Young Activist Leaders Program posters made by new YALPistas at our 2017-2018 orientation; 2016-17 graduation; 2017 spring retreat.
One of the brightest highlights of 2017: The anti-immigrant profiling initiative Proposition 1 ballot was tossed off the fall ballot by Superior Court Judge Julie McKay! Prop 1 would have invited rampant racial profiling and harassment against Latinos, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, and others presumed to be “foreign” based on how they look or sound. […]
In response to the settlement in the Mitchell and Jessen lawsuit, the Peace & Justice Action League released the following statement along with information on upcoming speaking events we are co-hosting with Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture, and Spokane Veterans for Peace-Chapter 035. Statement from Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane: We celebrate […]