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Energy Abundance — a Cornerstone for Social Justice

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By Mike Nuess Use of nuclear and fossil fuels has become humanity’s folly. In contrast, renewables like solar, wind and water (mainly geothermal) are abundant, clean, safe, democratic and durable. We’ve been lied to by powerful interests whose servile economists play the deceitful game of keeping so-called externalities out of the equation, because otherwise we […]

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Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS)

By Shar Lichty The first ever Global Day of Action on Military Spending took place on April 12 with over 100 events in 35 countries in response to the release of the report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on military spending. Here are some major highlights of the report: The US now […]

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Interns Wanted!

We’re always welcoming interns for summer and the academic year! Will you help spread the word? This is a great opportunity to learn and sharpen your organizing skills and to be part of exciting campaigns for change. Click here for a downloadable pdf with the full position description! What do interns say about their experience […]

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Your Liberation is Bound Up With Mine: Reflections on Exploring Nonviolence

Director’s Report by Liz Moore Reprinted from the March-April Handful of Salt I’m so glad we were able to offer this second series on Exploring Nonviolence in January and February. Nonviolence is often misunderstood as a way of avoiding conflict. On the contrary, active nonviolence—militant nonviolence, as Cesar Chavez termed it—is a way of engaging […]

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Where do we go from here?

An election reflection by Vickie Scott-Woodley, special to our Blogful of Salt November elections have slipped into yesterday’s news. My wounds are still weeping. Almost every cause and candidate I gave my energy and paltry dollars to fell in defeat. Left in the dust of disappointment I ponder “Where do we go from here?” I […]

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Bring Our Billion$ Home: Campaign Update

By Shar Lichty Reprinted from the March-April Handful of Salt We officially launched our new Bring Our Billion$ Home campaign at the Unity March on MLK Day with signature collection. Thanks to several dedicated PJALS volunteers we were able to collect over 250 individual endorsements, half of our initial goal of 500 by June 30. […]

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25 years, two nonviolent revolutions?

Rusty  Nelson: On Peace and War Reprinted from the March-April Handful of Salt The way people mark significant events in increments of centuries makes it hard to consider something a part of history until 25 years has passed.  Many Americans found it easy, in January, to frame memories of the Shuttle Challenger disaster in terms […]

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Rethink Afghanistan will keynote our Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference

Have you marked your calendar for our Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference on March 18-19? Come welcome our keynote speaker, Derrick Crowe from Rethink Afghanistan to speak on our theme: Bring Our Billions Home: The Cost of War and Our Communities’ Needs. (Check out this video of Derrick connecting the dots between war spending […]

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