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Why boycott, divestment, sanctions against Israel

reprinted from the January/February Handful of Salt By Myrta Ladich Boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel would “begin to soothe the pain, attend the sorrows of a people wrongly treated for generations.  This action would also remind Israel that we have seen it lose its way…” Alice Walker The movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

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Bring our Billions Home

New campaign launching in January by Liz Moore “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower While people are losing their jobs and homes, state and […]

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A Day of Service

reprinted from the January/February Handful of Salt By Shar Lichty I first became actively involved with issues of peace and human rights while a student at SCC. I began to discover ways I could channel my passion for these issues to effect some positive change. Most of my work within these positions involved organizing speaking […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War

reprinted from the January/February 2011 Handful of Salt Four American heroes were lined up in their wheelchairs for CBS News.  As noted by the interviewer, there was not a good leg between them, and they all agreed their sacrifices in Afghanistan had been worthwhile.  Indeed, a couple of the men said they would go back, […]

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January-February 2011 Newsletter

Click here for the  January-February 2011 PJALS newsletter.

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On Hold

Originally published by the Inlander ( by Heidi Groover As citizens streamed forward to the microphone Monday, Councilman Steve Salvatori looked out to the audience and down at his hands, long-faced and exasperated. “Transparency is awkward until your eyes adjust to the light,” Salvatori told the group, carefully choosing his words to explain an ordinance […]

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