The Northwest UU Justice Network is a growing group of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and like-minded justice allies who are working to build a more just and sustainable world. We "do more, more easily and to greater effect" by working together.
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A Unitarian Universalist and Former Army Reserve Chaplain Captain Chris Antal has submitted a resignation letter to Obama protesting the administrations drone policies. To see a...
New Clean Air Rule Proposed for WashingtonLast Updated on 2016-06-25 15:03:29On June 1, the Washington State Department of Ecology proposed a new Clean Air Rule (or "carbon rule").
According to the Department’s website the rule would impact:
Stationary sources (including power plants)
Petroleum fuel producers
Natural gas distributors
These carbon emitters would be required to reduce emissions over time. A wide variety of reduction options will be available. The proposed rule requires reducing 1.7% of emissions each year, reducing emissions by 30% by 2035 (from current levels, which are 5% above 1990 levels) and 58% by 2050, again from current levels. The 1.7% reduction puts this proposed rule in compliance with the law.
RCW 790.235 (passed by the legislature in 2008 and signed by Gov. Gregoire) requires Washington to reduce emissions from 1990 levels by 25% in 2035 and 50% by 2050. The proposed rule does this.
Here is link to a... More »
Countering the Humanitarian Myth: Drones and Endless War (June 29, Seattle)Last Updated on 2016-06-25 14:56:14Keynote Speaker: Marjorie Cohn
Professor Emeritus, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego
Editor, Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical
Past President of the National Lawyers Guild
Topic: Killer Drones: Immoral, Illegal, Unwise
"The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; the Obama administration assassinates them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States; it is also immoral and illegal. This talk will explore the moral, legal and geopolitical considerations of targeted killing and resulting civilian casualties, and evaluate the impact on relations between the United States and affected countries."
Marjorie Cohn’s talk will be followed by comments on drone warfare from a panel of three individuals from different faith traditions,... More »
Under Our Skin - Seattle Times Video Interviews on Racial Talk and TermsLast Updated on 2016-06-23 23:11:00
The Seattle Times last week published an incredibly interesting set of interviews with 18 Seattle area people on the words or terms used in our conversations about racial prejudice and justice. The print story on this was interesting, but the on-line videos are far more extensive -- and gripping. See and hear the interviewees wrestle with defining and evaluating the interpersonal, social, and political context and meaning of the following heavily freighted words at this web site location -- http://projects.seattletimes.com/2016/under-our-skin/# .
Person of color
"All lives matter"
Before or after looking at the interviewees commenting on these words, you... More »
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (June 23, 2016)Last Updated on 2016-06-22 19:40:02Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice
June 23, 2016
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
Paddle to Nisqually – The Nisqually Indian Tribe hosts this year’s week-long paddle, July 30 to Aug. 6, from Olympia to Nisqually. We can help with preparations, donations and volunteering, especially with funds to gift special blankets for participants. More
West Coast Climate Leaders – West Coast governors and a British Columbia environment minister, along with mayors from six cities, have signed the Pacific North America Climate Leadership Agreement. More
Responses to Orlando Shootings – Annette Marquis, the UUA’s LGBTQ and multicultural programs director, shares her open letter to LGBTQ UUs. Caitlin Breedlove, campaign director for Standing on the Side of Love, explores the spiritual issues involved. Here is a list of things we can do to work toward new... More »
No to Oil in Gray's Harbor: Shared Waters, Shared Values Rally Hoquiam, WALast Updated on 2016-06-22 18:59:42Join the Quinault Nation’s "Shared Waters, Shared Values" march and rally on July 8 to Say No to crude oil in Grays Harbor! Starting at 1:30 pm, we will meet at the Intersection of 9th and Levee in Hoquiam, WA, at the public park along the river. We will greet a flotilla of Tribal canoes, fishing boats, kayaktivists, and other vessels for a march to the Hoquiam city hall and a rally lead by the Quinault Indian Nation. Two of three proposed oil terminals in Grays Harbor have been defeated but one still remains viable - the Westways Terminal Expansion. The DEIS for the Westways terminal expansion was wrapped up last fall and the final EIS is now in preparation. By joining with the Quinault Nation in their opposition to the terminal, we can let decision makers know that opposition to the project extends far and wide.
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