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Remembering 13 Years of War in Iraq

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This month marks the 13th year of war, occupation, death, and fear in Iraq. Yesterday we held a rally to commemorate this unfortunate anniversary, with the theme being, “resistance of the heart against business as usual.” As a 21-year-old college student, this theme resonates especially strongly for me. Over half of my life has been […]

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We stood strong: “Invest in People –Not the Pentagon!”

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A dedicated team of PJALS members gathered on Tax Day to make our values visible: When we spend more than half of our federal budget on the Pentagon, it doesn’t make us more secure. Let’s stop pouring money into defense contracting, and look for comprehensive solutions that address the root causes of conflict. Our security […]

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Vets for Peace: Stop $30 Billion to Israel

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Spokane Veterans for Peace, Chapter 35, has contracted for the placement of a billboard on I-90 between Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls urging that we “Stop $30 Billion to Israel.” This was a joint collaboration with an anonymous matching grant funder who has helped placed dozens of such billboards across the country, many of them […]

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August Claims

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The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. … If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, … want crops without plowing up the ground. They want […]

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Our Community of Action Going Forward Together

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by Liz Moore, PJALS Director What I love most about PJALS is being part of a community of people who take action together based on the connections between human rights, economic justice, & peace. Our Steering Committee asked you, PJALS members, to guide strategic planning for 2013-2014. We learned that you overwhelmingly support organizing to […]

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Pull the Pentagon Pork: Protect our Priorities, Protect Families

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Update: Check out our photo petition on the National Day of Action to Pull the Pentagon Pork here! By Lucy Vazquez On Tuesday February 19th PJALS members met with John Culton, the Eastern Washington Director for Senator Patty Murray as our second mobilization, following up on our December action, where we delivered over 1,100 signatures […]

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Spokane’s Pax Christi Engages the New National Strategic Narrative

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By Mike Nuess Capt. Wayne Porter, USN, proposes that a new world vision and strategies for strategic security and prosperity that he presents in Mr. Y: A National Strategic Narrative (NSN)  should replace those presented in George Kennan’s 1946 document, Mr. X: The Sources of Soviet Conduct, which defined the U.S. government’s Cold War vision, […]

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PJALS Tells Senators Murray and Cantwell, “Money for People, Not for War!”

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by Josh Neil The fight over the fiscal bluff continues to heat up.  Members of PJALS, Veterans for Peace, the Progressive Democrats, the EWU chapter of MEChA, and leaders in the faith community came together to lift our collective voice in order to tell Senators Murray and Cantwell, “Money for People, Not for War!” Our […]

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