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Witness to Innocence: The Death Penalty and Race

Witness to Innocence: The Death Penalty and Race Last week, I attended a wonderful event held by Witness to Innocence at Gonzaga University. Witness to Innocence is a non-profit organization advocating for the abolition of America’s death penalty. Two death penalty exonerees shared their experiences of living in inhumane, torturous conditions and what their lives […]

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Young Activists Thank You!

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In August, PJALS members helped send three young activists in Spokane to Western States Center‘s annual Activists Mobilizing for Power conference in Portland, OR. We are excited about our long-term commitment and prioritization of leadership development–it’s how we build a sustainable movement!–and energized by the possibilities of these lessons being shared in our PJALS community. […]

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Support DREAMers, Defend DACA!

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In an act of simple cruelty, President Trump has played to his base and announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be ended. At EWU, WSU, and in our communities across Washington state, 17,000 DACA recipients – DREAMers – and those who love them now face the uncertainty of being ripped away. […]

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Victory for No Discrimination Spokane!

We are delighted to share the good news! Proposition 1, the anti-immigrant profiling initiative that was slated for our Spokane City ballot this fall, has been tossed out by Superior Court Judge Julie McKay and WILL NOT BE ON THE BALLOT! Prop 1 would have invited rampant racial profiling and harassment against Latinos, Asian Americans, […]

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Supporting Charlottesville, Confronting White Supremacy

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On August 19th, our SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) committee responded to a call from national groups including Movement for Black Lives, The Majority, and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville for a national day of action and response to the white supremacist terror in Charlottesville the prior weekend. There had already been a vigil and […]

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From Charlottesville to Afghanistan: We Persist

The last week has seen white nationalist violence in Charlottesville and a surge of proposed and actual hate gatherings in other American cities. The Trump-Pence administration has validated the goodness of these marchers. The Trump-Pence administration has also announced an escalation of US involvement in Afghanistan. The Peace and Justice Action League would like to […]

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PJALS calls on Senators Murray and Cantwell: Congress must stop Trump’s Afghanistan Escalation

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President Trump announced Monday night a dramatic escalation of US war in Afghanistan, with no definition of success and no exit plan – in fact, very few specifics of any kind. Reports before his speech included speculations of sending 4000 more troops to join the 8400 already there. The simple truth is that sixteen years […]

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Charlottesville Will Unite the Left

speech by Joan Braune at Spokane Citizens Stand Against Racism, Sunday August 13, 2017 As we all know, yesterday in Virginia, several hundred fascists held a rally called Unite the Right. They should have called it “Unite the Left,” because that’s what’s happening. But first, let’s talk about the weekend. This weekend, self-admitted Nazis, KKK […]

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