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Humanity is Indivisible: Support Refugees, Reject War & Prejudice

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On Thursday November 20, PJALS members stood together to say Support Refugees, Reject Prejudice and War! We got lots of waves, thumbs up, honks, and thanks.

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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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Photos: Iraq Anti-War Protest

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Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/06/20/photos-iraq-anti-war-protest) Posted By Matt Weigand on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM Approximately 30 Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane activists met on the median between Ruby and Division at North River Drive on Thursday during rush hour to protest the possible threat of bombing Iraq. The group […]

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The US and Syria: Sometimes Peace Wins!

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This summer, PJALS members like you stood together for peace and against war on Syria. Headlines predicted US missile strikes were just days away. But because of people like you taking action together, the story began to change! Together, PJALS members like you deluged our then-undecided Senators and Representative with calls and emails with reasons […]

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Regarding Syria

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PJALS leader Mike Nuess has this strong op-ed on Truth-Out:  Regarding Syria While thinking about Syria it may be valuable to keep in mind something Chomsky regularly and wisely suggests: that the realization of a just and eventually peaceful world certainly requires our sustained commitment to the fundamental moral principle of universality, which simply means that […]

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Time is Now to Say No War on Syria

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and Yes to Practical Peace-Building Actions With all three of our Congressional delegation saying they are “undecided” on authorization of military intervention in Syria, THIS IS THE WINDOW for us to act! All are hearing from constituents, and all need to hear from YOU! The full Senate will vote this week; the House vote is […]

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Talking to Electeds: No War on Syria

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On Thursday a multi-generational delegation including PJALS members, Veterans for Peace, and clergy visited Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ office where we met with her District Director Louise Fendrich and Senator Cantwell’s office where we met with her Eastern Washington Representative Bryan Raines. Both said their offices had received many calls–keep ’em coming! Here’s our quick debrief of our first […]

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Regional lawmakers hesitant to back Obama’s Syria plan

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Originally published by The Spokesman-Review (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/sep/04/inland-northwest-lawmakers-hesitant-to-back/) by Kip Hill The Inland Northwest congressional delegation is treading softly as President Barack Obama seeks authorization to use a big stick in response to charges that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people. U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, an Idaho Republican serving on the Senate’s powerful Foreign […]

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