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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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Two reasons to feel hopeful in Spokane

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Hope is precious, and when I find it I try to pay attention to it and share it. So I want to tell you about 2 experiences I had just last week that lifted my spirits, buoyed my energy, and gave me concrete reason for hope. Last Tuesday, Shar and I met this year’s Young […]

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Condoleezza Rice speaking in Spokane

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Whitworth University is bringing Condoleezza Rice as part of their President’s Leadership Forum on Thursday, October 9th at the Convention Center. PJALS is working with Vets for Peace, IWW and Occupy Spokane to organize a nonviolent protest outside of her event. Gather at 11:00 am at the Community Building, 35 W. Main, to march together […]

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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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Another Look at the Cycle of Violence

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I believe you know that support for capital punishment in this country: is diminishing; was only a foot deep when it was a mile wide; is based upon fear and ignorance rather than common sense or justice, and; is always weakened when executions are honestly examined as factors in the cycle of violence in our […]

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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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US fighter jets have begun airstrikes on Iraq and bombs are falling. Here’s some informative coverage from Democracy Now featuring Phyllis Bennis. What can you do? Here are 6 things we can do together! 1 Call the White House at 202-456-1111 to say: Don’t Bomb Iraq! There is no military solution. Instead, prevent further humanitarian […]

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Actions & Resources for Peace in Israel & Palestine, Iraq, and Transparency in US Drone Targetting

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Actions Call Today: Sen. Murray: 624-9515 Sen. Cantwell: 353-2507 Rep. McMorris Rodgers: 353-2374 Tell them: We have to build a better world for all our kids, and it has to start with each of us. Elected leaders must hear our demands that our money be spent to create true peace with justice, not to send […]

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