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US Militarism and the girls of Nigeria

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by Liz Moore More than two hundred girls kidnapped in Nigeria have caught the sympathy of many in the West, and that attention has helped to prompt US military aid as part of the effort to rescue them. It started as a simple #BringBackOurGirls call gaining amplification on social media. Then came the names of […]

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Immigration Reform Now!

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Join the PJALS delegation to stand in solidarity for comprehensive immigration reform‪#‎notonemore‬ ‪#‎timeisnow‬ ‪#‎CIR‬ ‪#‎StopTheDeportations‬    

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Time to Act Against Drones

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by Bobby Kirl Remember drones? The President, in his lengthy State of the Union Address last month, gave a mere three sentences to one of the most pressing issues of our age. He mentioned the word drone only once. For many of us this is not only a snub that fell far short of calling […]

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Solidarity with El Salvador

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Hermanas Spokane and Camp Salvador Counselors are raising money for the library of Huisisilapa: Dinner and Auction: Saturday, March 8, at The Community School 1300 W. Knox. Tickets: $10 (a donation accepted for families). Doors open at 5:00 pm; 6:00 pm Live auction; 6:15 pm Program. Huisisilapa (we-si-si-la-pa) is a community of former refugees from Mesa […]

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“Move, Cathy–Get Out of the Way!”

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PJALS members join OneAmerica for Immigration Reform Action Nov 13 Momentum for commonsense immigration reform is growing. But Speaker John Boehner has yet to schedule a vote. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers continues to stand behind him. And 1,100 people are deported each day. We spoke out to call on GOP leadership to vote on a […]

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PJALS Members and Smart Justice Supporters Turn Out for CJC Hearing

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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 […]

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Why Race Matters

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By Jeremiah Manes, Intern On October 22nd, members of PJALS along with others in the community were able to attend a workshop by Glenn Harris titled, “Why Race Matters: Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Community.” This interactive workshop on bias and race allowed for participants to assess their organization and it’s possible contribution to disparity, […]

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Your Voice is Needed for Smart Justice: Hearing Wed., Nov. 6

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We’re part of the Smart Justice Campaign because PJALS members like you told us alternatives to incarceration and criminal justice reform are worth winning. Now is the time for us to spring into action together! Your Voice is Needed at November 6th Hearing to  Call for Smart Justice in Spokane Criminal Justice Commission Hearing  Wed Nov 6th at 6:00pm  […]

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