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Truth in Recruitment: a letter from Veterans for Peace member George Taylor

Dear concerned citizens, Truth in Recruiting is a nationwide educational program sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Society of Friends, the War Resistance League and many other national groups.  It is an informational vehicle designed to present a more accurate and truthful presentation about enlistment into all branches of the armed forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, […]

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Smart Justice Campaign Update: New Law & Justice Council for Spokane

On May 6, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to create a Law and Justice Council to coordinate a regional criminal justice system. The Spokesman Review article about the vote is here. Both the Spokane Regional Criminal Justice Commission’s Blueprint for Reform and our Smart Justice Campaign recommended creating a Law and Justice […]

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US Militarism and the girls of Nigeria

by Liz Moore More than two hundred girls kidnapped in Nigeria have caught the sympathy of many in the West, and that attention has helped to prompt US military aid as part of the effort to rescue them. It started as a simple #BringBackOurGirls call gaining amplification on social media. Then came the names of […]

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Wanted: people who care about police accountability!

by Dom Felix A huge opportunity to improve police accountability in Spokane is available. The City is taking applications for the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission. This commission is responsible for appointing, reappointing or potentially removing the Ombudsman, helping the OPO in communicating with Spokane’s diverse communities, preparing and presenting annual reports, and much more. […]

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What is “Nakba”?

Yesterday marked the 66th year since the Nakba, or “catastrophe” for Palestinian people living in present-day Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, and in diaspora around the world. While Israeli Jews celebrate their independence day, increasing outspoken commemoration of the other side of independence is taking place throughout Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel proper. The […]

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Mothers’ Day Proclamation: Julia Ward Howe, Boston, 1870

Mother’s Day was originally started after the Civil War, as a protest to the carnage of that war, by women who had lost their sons. Here is the original Mother’s Day Proclamation from 1870. ARISE, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of fears! […]

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A Part of Us All

Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/spokane/a-part-of-us-all/Content?oid=2300159) By Rachel Dolezal “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday,” seemed to be the call of more than 100 protesters lined up to march in Spokane last week, seeking urgent immigration reform. “We have written letters, gone on hunger strikes, made phone calls and are marching again to send a message to Cathy […]

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Immigration Reform Now!

Join the PJALS delegation to stand in solidarity for comprehensive immigration reform‪#‎notonemore‬ ‪#‎timeisnow‬ ‪#‎CIR‬ ‪#‎StopTheDeportations‬    

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