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What I wanted to say…

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“If corporate interests cared about ‘creating’ jobs in the U.S., NAFTA and subsequent greased skids for ‘Made in the USA’ would be dismantled, and Americans would be building solar and wind power components for global energy needs.” Rusty Nelson on Peace and War It’s exciting to watch PJALS cram meaningful meetings, public events, and activist […]

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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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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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From the Director’s Chair: The Season of Balance

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By Liz Moore As much as it pains me to acknowledge this particular reality, fall is pretty much here. This fall will see the first anniversary of the Occupy movement, on September 15. PJALS will march with Occupy Spokane at 12 noon on that day and I hope you’ll join our delegation. The approach of […]

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Snapshots from the Ruins

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War After weeks of gawking at genuine antiquities, I returned to my native state and spent a few hours looking at an archive of 20th Century Georgia history. I don’t know whether the contrast or the similarity is more striking. A massive, new Richard Russell Building for special collections of […]

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Clean Water for the Children of Gaza – A PJALS Success Story!

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by Sheila Fox Last December, the Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee (PIHRC) figured out a fun way to raise money for a very serious problem: A bowl-a-thon called “Bowling For Water!” With this event and contributions from members like you, we successfully raised the $4,000 needed to purchase a purification and desalination unit for Atfal Al-Ghad […]

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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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