Spokane Region – Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Spokane Region – Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Building a movement to overcome systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy. Everybody's got a right to live.
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“Organizing, troublemaking, peacemaking, changemaking, plus fun at the same time”  PJALS 2018 Priorities

“Organizing, troublemaking, peacemaking, changemaking, plus fun at the same time” PJALS 2018 Priorities

By Liz Moore, PJALS Director On a cold and icy day in January, I joined our PJALS Steering Committee at a
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Legislative Update on Criminal Justice Reform: some disappointment, many victories

Legislative Update on Criminal Justice Reform: some disappointment, many victories

By Shar Lichty, PJALS Organizer This year’s short legislative session was a whirlwind with the new majority seeming to have an
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 On Peace & War: Prepping a New Generation of Truth-Tellers

 On Peace & War: Prepping a New Generation of Truth-Tellers

By Rusty Nelson, former PJALS co-director In a community of people who care about what happens in Syria, D.C., Olympia, and
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Everyday People: Building Beyond the Moment

Everyday People: Building Beyond the Moment

Everyday People: Building Beyond the Moment - PJALS Benefit Luncheon Wednesday, May 2nd 11:30am - 1pm Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E.
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We’d like to let you know what’s going on with PJALS in Spokane and around the world. Simply click here, give
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Seeking Event Coordinator

PJALS is seeking an Event Coordinator for our spring fundraising event. This is a contract position. Will you please help spread the word? We are looking to make a decision as soon as possible, so we’re asking to receive cover letters and resumes by Feb 29. Thank you! Full posting here (pdf).

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Good news: WA state Senate Committee calls for “Money for People, Not for War!”

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Sign the petition here for a full Senate vote! A Washington State Senate committee passed SJM 8014, calling upon Congress to stop the Afghanistan war, bring the troops home to their families, cut the military budget, and shift spending to job creation, education, healthcare, environmental protections, and lifeline programs for struggling families! […]

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2012 Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference

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Register before February 11 and join us at Early Bird Rates! Here’s what attendees had to say about last year’s conference: “I met amazing people and the mingle times were so productive and interesting. The energy at this conference and the reception was amazing. Wow! It is hard to feel hopeless about America’s current state […]

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Director’s Report

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By Liz Moore “Save Lives, Save Jobs, Raise Revenue” is the rallying cry of Our Economic Future, a coalition of over 150 groups pushing the Washington state legislature to close wasteful corporate special interest tax loopholes. As you’ll see in these posts, PJALS members like you have been very busy raising our voices together to […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: we can refuse to have people for our enemies

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By Rusty Nelson Here in our golden years, in our pastoral, rustic homestead, Nancy and I watch quite a few movies.  It’s sometimes a good way to escape reality and, sometimes a way to confront and examine reality, depending upon perspectives. As movie-watchers, we found ourselves viewing the whoop-de-do around the presentation of the Golden Globe Awards, […]

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Clyde Bellecourt, AIM co-founder, to speak in Spokane

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PJALS is delighted to welcome Clyde Bellecourt, Wounded Knee organizer & American Indian Movement co-founder and national director, Ojibwe name Nee Gon Nway Wee Dung “Thunder Before the Storm.” Clyde Bellecourt will address the 1973 AIM occupation of and subsequent protracted government siege at Wounded Knee in S.D. as well as Native Peoples’ near-term needs & long-term […]

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Thank you for a wonderful year!

It’s such a pleasure to work with the wonderful members and volunteers who make PJALS a strong and effective organization. Thank you for your donations, your time, and your belief that we can act together to shift the balance of power toward economic justice, human rights, and peace. Click here to read about our inspiring […]

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Death and Life in the USA

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War By Rusty Nelson The death penalty in the US looks a lot like it did in 1986. In fact it looks so similar that, for the 87th time, I’m tempted to throw up my hands and give up any hope that capital punishment will be abolished in my lifetime. But, […]

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