Peace and Opposing Militarism
PJALS members have led our region’s opposition to US militarism and imperialism for 40 years! We stand together in spring rain, summer heat and smoke, and gathered to tell the truth about the need to grow beyond militarism and end our endless wars, connecting the dots between out of control military spending and cuts to lifeline programs for struggling families.
We believe that all human, financial, and community costs of war are unacceptable. As an organization dedicated to building a just and nonviolent world, PJALS opposes the billions our country spends on war and militarism and its devastating impact on our national and local economies, including cuts to education, health care, and basic human services.
To shift our federal spending of shared resources from war and militarism to education, healthcare, jobs, and lifeline programs for struggling families and communities, our efforts include workshops on nonviolence, nonviolent de-escalation trainings, rallies, legislative action, truth in recruitment outreach, and militarism awareness with other organizations including the local chapter of Veterans For Peace.
Our Peace & Justice Action Committee meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm in the Community Building, 35 W. Main.
Spokane Veterans For Peace meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:45pm in the Community Building, 35 w. Main.
Our Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee is currently on hiatus.