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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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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 […]

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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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Truth in Recruitment and Militarism Awareness

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by Jessica Silva On February 4, 2016 the pre re-launch meeting was held in the lobby of the Community Building; concerned people came and expressed what they wish people knew about the military. What stood out to me was that everyone agreed that militarism and war are causing terror among countries and most of the […]

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PJALS Receives Fellowship of Reconciliation Local Hero Peace Award

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PJALS received FOR’s Local Hero Award for outstanding service to the community in Nov. 2015 in New York City. The January issue of The Fig Tree features a story about long time PJALS member Mark Hamlin’s trip to NYC to accept the award on behalf of PJALS. “As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of […]

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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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A Time for Nostalgia

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Rusty Nelson: On Peace & War There was never time for nostalgia, here, even when I wrote this column every month. Just as PJALS was so often derailed from local projects by global violence and the siren call of war, my plans for a 40th anniversary recollection have been curbed by horrible attacks in Paris. […]

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