How much did you pay for war this year?

Tax Day is April 18. Want to know how much of your tax bill comes from war spending? Find out with Rethink Afghanistan’s new Afghanistan War Tax Calculator–and then tell Congress you want your money back! http://rethinkafghanistan.com/iou I paid almost $1500. Makes me think about what else I would have done with that money, like […]

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Afghanistan: A Country, Not a War

Blogger and activist David Swanson is in Afghanistan and has begun posting his diary of his trip, which includes meetings (and video) with Afghans leading nonviolent work for peace and justice. Check it out here: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — In honor of April 4, 1967, and April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke out […]

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Local artists share music and spoken word to kick off our Action Conference!

Where can you experience 14 congas, songs of peace and justice from around the world, a powerful short play, and original and favorite spoken word performances delivered by local artists and activists? Why, at our Opening Reception for our Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference at the Unitarian Universalist Church this Friday night, of course! […]

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Your Liberation is Bound Up With Mine: Reflections on Exploring Nonviolence

Director’s Report by Liz Moore Reprinted from the March-April Handful of Salt I’m so glad we were able to offer this second series on Exploring Nonviolence in January and February. Nonviolence is often misunderstood as a way of avoiding conflict. On the contrary, active nonviolence—militant nonviolence, as Cesar Chavez termed it—is a way of engaging […]

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Where do we go from here?

An election reflection by Vickie Scott-Woodley, special to our Blogful of Salt November elections have slipped into yesterday’s news. My wounds are still weeping. Almost every cause and candidate I gave my energy and paltry dollars to fell in defeat. Left in the dust of disappointment I ponder “Where do we go from here?” I […]

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Bring Our Billion$ Home: Campaign Update

By Shar Lichty Reprinted from the March-April Handful of Salt We officially launched our new Bring Our Billion$ Home campaign at the Unity March on MLK Day with signature collection. Thanks to several dedicated PJALS volunteers we were able to collect over 250 individual endorsements, half of our initial goal of 500 by June 30. […]

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25 years, two nonviolent revolutions?

Rusty  Nelson: On Peace and War Reprinted from the March-April Handful of Salt The way people mark significant events in increments of centuries makes it hard to consider something a part of history until 25 years has passed.  Many Americans found it easy, in January, to frame memories of the Shuttle Challenger disaster in terms […]

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Kick off our week of education and action!

Friday: ground-breaking documentary “Rethink Afghanistan” Sunday: premiere of “Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune” Join us for two documentaries this weekend as we kick off our week of education and action to mark the 8th anniversary of US war and occupation in Iraq. In this 10th year of US war and occupation in Afghanistan, join […]

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