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Peace and War: Supporting the Troops, Part 22

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Peace and War, March 2017 Supporting the Troops, Part 22 If you were asked for a practical solution to end war, where would you begin? If you had a solution to one of the most troubling problems of 21st Century America, how would you bring it to the attention of an authority with the resources and connections […]

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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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Truth in Recruitment and Militarism Awareness Workshop

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  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 […]

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Our priority areas for 2016-17

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As determined by our member priority survey responses and our Steering Committee!  A Just Society: Smart Justice and Police Accountability Peace: Truth in Recruitment, Consciousness-Raising about Militarism, and Mobilizing against War! Human Rights Community Organizing: Building collective power with targeted communities. Ending the Death Penalty in Washington as our top legislative priority. Exposing & transforming systems […]

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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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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: Trying to Support the Troops

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: Trying to Support the Troops                It must have been several years ago because the signs we held said “Free Bradley Manning,” and we Vets for Peace didn’t have to defend Chelsea Manning’s transgender rights while bringing attention to the persecuted, military whistle-blower […]

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Warrior Songs Spokane hosts retreat and “A Public Listening”

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There are so many unacceptable costs of war from human life to the “demonic destructive suction tube” draining resources from our federal budget. While we continue to oppose each and every act of war, let us not also tell the truth about the costs incurred by veterans, their families, and our communities resulting from these […]

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Director’s reflection: How to build peace

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This spring, as we sat down with our 2013-2014 community organizing interns to talk about their experience with us, we realized that somehow none of them had led chants into a bullhorn, none of them had held banners while we marched, none of them had managed sign-in at a rally. We were shocked when we […]

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