Only Congress can declare war. No one person should have their finger on the button! But Trump’s impulsive, volatile actions and belligerent threats could bring deadly, catastrophic nuclear war and destruction. We say no! Trump circumvented the Constitution by launching missiles against Syria. He dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan. He’s irresponsibly goading nuclear-armed […]
Populist Militarism and Trump’s War Agenda Thursday, Sept 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main Militarism is an ideology–or, more accurately, a set of interconnected ideologies–that drives and sustains war. This workshop will focus on militarism and particularly the populist militarism of Donald Trump and his populist-nationalist base. This new militarism […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Earlier in my lifetime, Americans had an affinity for memorable statements of their elected leaders. In spite of philosophical, political, and religious differences, we could be inspired by catch phrases, warnings, and imperatives like Kennedy’s, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do […]
A dedicated team of PJALS members gathered on Tax Day to make our values visible: When we spend more than half of our federal budget on the Pentagon, it doesn’t make us more secure. Let’s stop pouring money into defense contracting, and look for comprehensive solutions that address the root causes of conflict. Our security […]