Originally published by Dissident Voice (http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/12/education-deform-school-to-prison-pipeline/) by Paul Haeder As a preface here, as I have done many times as my role as writer for DV, I have to default to the local, as in, where you see fault lines and bright lines in a local situation, you can pretty much make the larger microcosmic statement […]
Bobby Kirl is a Master’s level social work student at Eastern Washington University and has chosen to spend his practicum hours with us. Bobby was first introduced to the work of PJALS during a university course on human rights and was later able to become involved when his affiliation with the local Vets for Peace […]
By Dom Felix, Intern The Spokane County Commissioners and Mayor Condon appointed a joint City-County Regional Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) in November 2012, charged with recommending reforms to our criminal justice system. The Commission’s final recommendations will provide the “to do list” for City and County elected officials to implement criminal justice reform. Their recommendations […]
Frustrated with the political process? Feel like your voice is not heard when communicating with your legislators? Want to increase skills for effective meetings with legislators? If so, please join us on Thursday, Dec. 5th at 5:30pm in the Community Building, 35 W. Main. Come and learn effective methods of communicating with your state representative! […]
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 […]
by Shar Lichty At the end of July I was fortunate to attend the Activists Mobilizing for Power (AMP) Conference put on each year by Western States Center in Portland. I have been wanting to attend this conference for four years and this year all the forces were in alignment to make it happen. I […]
by Carroll W. McInroe, former Sgt., U.S. Army and WACAN Editorialist “Mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them.” Jefferson wrote those words in an 1826 letter to a friend, only days before his death – but he wrote for all of […]
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.