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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: “Making History”

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: “Making History” For years, I have railed against the wholesale use and abuse of certain inescapable terms in the popular lexicon of American discourse.  Along with certain obscenities that continue to nibble away at my own vocabulary, “The Economy” is one that stands out.  Pundits, politicians and pedagogues seem to […]

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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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Stopping the Spiral of Violence: PJALS’s Shar Lichty on Praxis Radio

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“Host Taylor Weech talks with Shar Lichty, organizer at the Peace and Justice Action League, about the upcoming rally and march “Stop the Spiral of Violence: End These Endless Wars” in Spokane and the issues of U.S. imperialism and cultural violence that will be addressed there. In the second half of the hour, they are […]

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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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It is the Zimmerman mindset that must be found guilty

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Like millions of people across the country, I was very saddened when I learned a Florida jury had found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder nor manslaughter for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin.

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Yelling “Fire!” In A Crowded Bill of Rights

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Cassandra, in ancient Greek stories, has become a more and more compelling character to me as I’ve observed the politics of institutional violence. What curse could frustrate you more than being able to see the future clearly while every other mind is completely closed to any warning or constructive comment […]

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Pulling at the Threads of Violence in our Culture

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By Rev. Dr. Todd F. Eklof, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane What a privilege it was to moderate during PJALS’ February 7th panel discussion on violence. We don’t hear about most the violence that occurs every day in our country or in our communities, but the recent and terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, […]

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