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Truth in Recruitment: a letter from Veterans for Peace member George Taylor

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Dear concerned citizens, Truth in Recruiting is a nationwide educational program sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Society of Friends, the War Resistance League and many other national groups.  It is an informational vehicle designed to present a more accurate and truthful presentation about enlistment into all branches of the armed forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, […]

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Time to Act Against Drones

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by Bobby Kirl Remember drones? The President, in his lengthy State of the Union Address last month, gave a mere three sentences to one of the most pressing issues of our age. He mentioned the word drone only once. For many of us this is not only a snub that fell far short of calling […]

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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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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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