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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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The Government and Your Guns

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By David Swanson, originally posted at War Is A Crime “There is no correlation between personal liberties in a nation and its gun ownership.” We’re in the grip of twin madnesses, and those who have overcome one of them can still be completely controlled by the other. The first madness is the idea that spending […]

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We said: “Money for People, Not for War!”

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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.

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Diane Randall: “Change is All in the Timing: NOW is the Best Chance in Decades to Turn the Tide on Pentagon Spending!”

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Local faith and justice groups are host national peace leader Diane Randall on national budget priorities and opportunities, and we want you to join us! Our Fall Advocacy Forum on Saturday, October 27, will feature keynote speaker Diane Randall, executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a 70-year-old peace lobby in Washington, D.C. […]

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Good news: WA state Senate Committee calls for “Money for People, Not for War!”

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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! […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: we can refuse to have people for our enemies

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By Rusty Nelson Here in our golden years, in our pastoral, rustic homestead, Nancy and I watch quite a few movies.  It’s sometimes a good way to escape reality and, sometimes a way to confront and examine reality, depending upon perspectives. As movie-watchers, we found ourselves viewing the whoop-de-do around the presentation of the Golden Globe Awards, […]

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Work Not War: Bring Our Billion$ Home

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by Shar Lichty, Organizer On Saturday, October 8 PJALS held what has sadly become a yearly event, a march against US war and occupation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of US war in Afghanistan, now the longest war in US history. As part of our Bring Our Billion$ Home campaign this year’s theme was “Work […]

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