President Trump announced Monday night a dramatic escalation of US war in Afghanistan, with no definition of success and no exit plan – in fact, very few specifics of any kind. Reports before his speech included speculations of sending 4000 more troops to join the 8400 already there. The simple truth is that sixteen years […]
During the annual Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference; Jessica and Monce held a workshop about Truth in Recruitment and Militarism Awareness. The objectives of this workshop were too identify a shared definition of militarism and its impacts around the world, identify ways to talk about Truth in Recruitment with high school students and […]
Actions Call Today: Sen. Murray: 624-9515 Sen. Cantwell: 353-2507 Rep. McMorris Rodgers: 353-2374 Tell them: We have to build a better world for all our kids, and it has to start with each of us. Elected leaders must hear our demands that our money be spent to create true peace with justice, not to send […]
by Shar Lichty After a summer off, our Peace & Justice Action Committee (PJAC) will be resuming our meeting schedule on Sept. 19th with a new approach: leadership development and campaign-specific organizing.
With the support of 18 faith communities, businesses, and organizations, we delivered 1123 signatures to Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell, urging them to vote for “Money for People, Not for War!” Thank you for signing in support! You can still endorse this important campaign here: www.pjals.org/billions.
by Michelle Little, intern I have often felt that many of the wars we are waging in foreign countries were wrong. I remember watching the initial bombing in our second war with Iraq played live on my television screen in a campaign we called “Shock and Awe.” I remember feeling scared, confused and borderline disgusted. […]
by David Smith-Ferri, traveling in Kabul with Voices for Creative Nonviolence Haroon has recurring dreams. Haroon whose father was killed when he was a boy and who remembers a gnawing hunger during the long winter in every year of his childhood. At night, he dreams that someone drops him from a great height. He freefalls […]
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! […]