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8 steps to take that don’t involve raining missiles on Syria

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 […]

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From Vietnam to Syria

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 […]

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Time to Break Silence

By Whitman Neruda Because April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, we gathered at the Community Building to listen to excerpts of that watershed moment in America history, a speech that proved prophetic while sealing Dr. King’s fate as a slain martyr. […]

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NO Religious Registry in Spokane!

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In response to Trump’s Muslim Ban, Spokane came out strong to support refugees and religious freedom. On Sunday, January 29 th , hundreds gathered, with only a few hours notice, to rally in support of our refugee and Muslim neighbors. On Monday, January 30 th , City Council presented an emergency ordinance prohibiting city employees […]

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Development Coordinator Wanted!

We are seeking a half-time Development Coordinator to join our team! Please see the description and posting below. Development Director Job Description

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A New Volunteer’s Take on People Rise Up!

by Kate When I moved back to Spokane just before the holidays, I made it a priority to get involved in local activism. Because I grew up in the area during the 1990’s, I knew just enough to look for the Peace and Justice Action League. PJALS was very welcoming to me as a newcomer […]

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PJALS meets with Senator Maria Cantwell’s staff

PJALS meets with Senator Maria Cantwell’s staff By Fitz, PJALS Steering Committee member and former YALPista On January 13th we met with Senator Maria Cantwell’s Eastern Washington staffer *blank i forgot his name oh no* . We requested information on the following questions, the first one being why did she vote no on the recent […]

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PJALS meets with Senator Patty Murray’s staff

PJALS meets with Senator Patty Murray’s staff  By Fitz, PJALS Steering Committee member and former YALPista On January 6th PJALS Executive Director Liz Moore, Organizer Shar Lichty and Steering Committee members Cly Evans and myself met with Patty Murray’s Eastern Washington staffer John Culton to share with him our priorities and hear about the senator’s […]

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