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Showdown at Suncadia

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By Amanda Hunt, intern On September 21, I attended the Showdown in Suncadia, in beautiful and remote Cle Elum, WA. Suncadia is a luxurious mountain resort in the majestic Cascade Mountains. This event was organized by Washington Community Action Network, and joined by many organizations from across the state. Shar Lichty, Brock Baker, myself, and […]

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The Game is Rigged

by Michael Poulin, guest writer Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Many of our activities today strike me as fitting that description. For example, searching for work and applying for jobs when nobody has the money to pay wages. Or expecting to find customers when […]

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PJALS Steering Committee endorses Yes on Prop 1

By David Brookbank on behalf of the Steering Committee In a similar fashion to community radio and the public school classroom, the Community Bill of Rights is a truly democratic instrument which speaks the truth of solidarity — between neighbor and neighbor, between worker and community, and between human and nature — to a Spokane […]

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Community Speak-out and March for Work Not War

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1:00 pm, Saturday, October 8, Clarke Park on the corner of Garland and Division  Join PJALS members like you to commemorate 10 years of US war and occupation in Afghanistan. Speakers will include veterans and community members on the many costs of war including out-of-control military spending and the resulting lack of funding for lifeline […]

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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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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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The Joy of “No”

by Liz Moore, reprinted from our May-June 2011 newsletter, the Handful of Salt Lately I’ve noticed a pattern: I have repeatedly been told my words should be more positive, that campaigns we’re involved in should shout louder what they are for and less about what they are against. Yes, we should say what we’re for: […]

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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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