Food brings people together, this is known all too well, though you need more than just food to nourish your head, heart, and hands. Just over a month ago, Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) hosted Head Heart & Hands: Moving Forward Together Luncheon and it was a remarkable success thanks to Spokane’s […]
Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan Update Monday, June 19 at 6 pm, in City Hall Council Chambers On Monday, the City of Spokane is updating a crucial guiding document. We have concerns.
I had the privilege of sitting down and interviewing former Washington State Senate majority leader, and our keynote speaker for our Head, Heart & Hands luncheon, Lisa Brown. You’ve been a champion of vulnerable populations for quite some time and in your past work in the legislature. How did you get started down the path […]
Peace and War, March 2017 Supporting the Troops, Part 22 If you were asked for a practical solution to end war, where would you begin? If you had a solution to one of the most troubling problems of 21st Century America, how would you bring it to the attention of an authority with the resources and connections […]
On Saturday, April 15th, I participated in the Reject Trump’s Budget: Tax Day March, Rally & Teach-In as a peacekeeper. This was my first experience as a peacekeeper at a PJALS event. I really enjoyed talking to many different marchers as we gathered together, but didn’t know what to expect throughout the event as we had […]
By Liz Moore For best results, read this in your head — or out loud! — in David Letterman style. 10. Trust Women. Trust Workers. Trust People of Color. Trust Trans Folks. Trust Black Women. Trust Immigrants. Trust Young People. Trust the 99%. 9. Invest in the Long-Term. Be conscious of how much […]
What to do instead of sending Tomahawk missiles: 1. Ascertain who was responsible for the horrifying chemical weapons attack. The U.S. should fully support the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ ongoing investigation of the chemical weapons attack and work with the international community to bring the perpetrators to justice. 2. Reject the false […]
By Whitman Neruda, written Nov 23, 2016 I first became aware of the Vietnam War as a boy on the brink of adolescence in 1965. Now, fifty-two years later, yet another even wider conflagration of war engulfs the Mid-East because of American racism and greed. War, either overt or covert, has never ceased in my […]