CALENDAR: Panel in Tacoma on immigration reform -- Sat., Oct. 29 @ 10:00am
- Written by Sallie Shawl
A panel on benefits from immigration reform will gather five speakers with diverse expertise at First United Methodist Church on Sat. morning, Oct. 29, at 10:00 a.m. for a discussion that will be moderated by Sallie Shawl. -- A lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m, at the end of the event. -- This presentation is sponsored by People for Peace, Justice, and Healing, the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County, and the Micah Project of First United Methodist Church. -- A flier for the event designed by Terry Fuller is available at the link below -- please print and post....
LOCAL NEWS: News Tribune marks war's 10th anniversary with look at some local peace groups
- Written by Fred Moreau
The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) marked the tenth anniversary of the beginning (for Americans) of the war in Afghanistan by acknowledging the ongoing resistance of three local antiwar groups: Veterans for Peace; United for Peace of Pierce County; and People for Peace, Justice, and Healing. -- COMMENT: Reporter Christian Hill quoted Michael Heaney of the University of Michigan, an academic who has written about the contraction of the antiwar movement. -- Heaney and David Boaz of the Cato Institute argue that the antiwar activity of recent years "was driven as much by antipathy to George W. Bush as by actual opposition to war and intervention." -- In fact, the antiwar activism of none of the people mentioned in Hill's article abated after the 2008 election of Barack Obama. -- Hill was gracious enough, however, to give the last word in his article not to Heaney but rather to the antiwar activists....
LOCAL NEWS & VIDEO: Army Ranger's widow speaks about husband's suicide at JBLM
- Written by Hank Berger