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Friends,

"The antiwar movement no one can see" is what Allegra Harpootlian calls  the anti-war principles woven into and bubbling up in so many other issues that people are fighting for right now in this country.

She writes: 

What if there’s an antiwar movement growing right under our noses and we just haven’t noticed? What if we don’t see it, in part, because it doesn’t look like any antiwar movement we’ve even imagined?

If a movement is only a movement when people fill the streets, then maybe the critics are right. It might also be fair to say, however, that protest marches do not always a movement make. Movements are defined by their ability to challenge the status quo and, right now, that’s what might be beginning to happen when it comes to America’s wars.

What if it’s Parkland students condemning American imperialism or groups fighting the Muslim Ban that are also fighting the war on terror? It’s veterans not only trying to take on the wars they fought in, but putting themselves on the front lines of the gun control, climate change, and police brutality debates. It’s Congress passing the first War Powers Resolution in almost 50 years. It’s Democratic presidential candidates signing a pledge to end America’s endless wars.

Read the full piece here: https://wagingnonviolence.org/2019/06/antiwar-movement-no-one-can-see.

We can keep inviting all those movements out to the peace vigil and other anti-war actions to take a stance that is explicitly against war. And at the same time, recognize the power we are building across issues!

Thank you,
WPJC

Help recognize the next Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker


Every year in September, WPJC honors a member of our community with the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award. Nominations are now being accepted for this year's award. To nominate someone, please go to https://www.whatcompjc.org/howard-harris-award.html.

10 a.m.-noon, July 3
ICE Out of Our Community
1431 Sunset Ave, Ferndale, WA

4-5 p.m., July 5
Peace Vigil
Corner of Magnolia and Cornwall

Noon, July 14
Bellingham Pride Festival
Depot Market Square

6 p.m., July 19
Veterans for Peace 111 monthly chapter meeting
Co-op Connections Building (405 E. Holly, Room 103)

July 24-28
Paddle to Lummi

6-9 p.m., July 26
Birchwood International Market
Corner of Northwest and Birchwood

7 p.m., July 29
Amnesty International Group 270 meeting
Upstairs at downtown Co-op (1220 N. Forrest)
If you'd like to table with WPJC at the Bellingham Pride Festival, the Birchwood International Market, or another community gathering this summer, please reply to this email and let us know -- we need a few more volunteers for each event.

Work for peace (Seattle job opportunity)


Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) is hiring an Operations Coordinator. This position supports the office administration and programmatic operations of WPSR, a statewide nonprofit organization headquartered in Seattle’s University District. The Operations Coordinator is an integral part of our small, dedicated team and our mission to engage the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world. Our work focuses on preventing the major threats to human health, including nuclear war, climate change, and economic inequity. For more information, visit www.wpsr.org

ACLU advocacy institutes


Summer programs for high school students (age 15-18) and college-age students (18-24)

The ACLU's advocacy institutes educate and empower the next generation of civil liberties advocates. Deadlines are coming up for applying to this summer's programs. Go to
https://www.aclu.org/issues/aclu-summer-institute for more details, including the application. 
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