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Statement: The SANE Act Would Save Taxpayers $100 Billion in Wasteful Nuclear Weapons Spending

Peace Action Blog - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:16
Washington, D.C. — May 25, 2017 — In response to the Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) reintroducing the SANE Act, legislation to cut $100 billion of wasteful nuclear weapons expenditures over the next ten years, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director of Policy and Political […]
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Legislation Would Limit Trump’s Nuclear Option

Peace Action Blog - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:56
This article was originally published by the Baltimore Sun by Michael Keller, co-chair of the board of directors of Peace Action Education Fund. You can read the article in its entirety on the Baltimore Sun’s website. Since President Trump took office, military posturing and bellicosity between the United States […]
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Right Words from Trump in Saudi Arabia Could Save Millions in Yemen

Peace Action Blog - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:17
Washington, D.C. — May 19, 2017 — From Saturday, May 20th through Sunday, May 21st, President Trump will be in Saudi Arabia to participate in bilateral talks with the Saudi government, multilateral talks with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, and the “Arab, Islamic, and American Conference.” Saudi Arabia’s […]
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U.S. Airstrikes Are Initiating Dangerous, New Phase of Syria War

Peace Action Blog - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:12
Washington, D.C. — May 18, 2017 — Today, U.S. aircraft launched airstrikes against pro-Assad forces, a step that amounts to a significant increase in U.S. military involvement in Syria. The strike took place near Syria’s southern border with Jordan and Iraq against a convoy made up of pro-Assad […]
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Statement: 5,000 More Lives on the Line Won’t Equal a Win in Afghanistan

Peace Action Blog - Tag: afghanistan - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:47
Washington, D.C. — May 9, 2017 — In response to reports that President Trump is considering sending an additional 5,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director of Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who spent time in Afghanistan in 2010, released the following statement: […]
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Statement: 5,000 More Lives on the Line Won’t Equal a Win in Afghanistan

Peace Action Blog - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:47
Washington, D.C. — May 9, 2017 — In response to reports that President Trump is considering sending an additional 5,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director of Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who spent time in Afghanistan in 2010, released the following statement: […]
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Statement: Nearly Half a Million People Ask Congress to Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons

Peace Action Blog - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 20:47
Washington, D.C. — May 3, 2017 — In response to the delivery of nearly half a million petition signatures to Congress in support of the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, S. 200 introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and H.R. 669 introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu […]
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Press Release: Getting America’s Spending Priorities Straight

Peace Action Blog - Tag: move-the-money - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:29
Washington, D.C. — April 18, 2017 — On Tax Day, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the following statement: “While Americans file their taxes today, they should know that more than half of the government’s discretionary spending goes to the bloated […]
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Press Release: Getting America’s Spending Priorities Straight

Peace Action Blog - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:29
Washington, D.C. — April 18, 2017 — On Tax Day, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the following statement: “While Americans file their taxes today, they should know that more than half of the government’s discretionary spending goes to the bloated […]
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Press Statement: A Preemptive Strike on North Korea Would Have Dire Consequences

Peace Action Blog - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 21:01
Washington, D.C. — April 13, 2017 — Going beyond Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement last month that preemptive military action against North Korea was “on the table,” senior intelligence officials are now saying that the administration is prepared to launch a preemptive military strike against North Korea […]
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CREDO, MoveOn.org, Peace Action, and Win Without War Condemn Donald Trump’s Reckless Act of War in Syria

Peace Action Blog - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:31
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017 CONTACT: Stephen Miles | stephen@winwithoutwar.org Brian Stewart | press@moveon.org Josh Nelson | jnelson@credoaction.com Paul Kawika Martin | pmartin@peace-action.org CREDO, MoveOn.org, Peace Action, and Win Without War Condemn Donald Trump’s Reckless Act of War in Syria “Yesterday, Donald Trump unilaterally and recklessly launched […]
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Conservative Forces in Washington Are Trying to Eliminate the Iran Deal

Peace Action Blog - Tag: iran - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:31
This piece was originally published in ThinkProgress. There seems to be a concerted effort in Washington, D.C. to undermine the successful Iran nuclear agreement. Last month, Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran, primarily in response to its […]
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Conservative Forces in Washington Are Trying to Eliminate the Iran Deal

Peace Action Blog - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:31
This piece was originally published in ThinkProgress. There seems to be a concerted effort in Washington, D.C. to undermine the successful Iran nuclear agreement. Last month, Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran, primarily in response to its […]
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Press Statement: The U.S. Shouldn’t Bomb Syria

Peace Action Blog - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 18:48
Washington, D.C. — April 6, 2017 — In response to reports that President Trump is considering a military response to the chemical weapons attack in northern Syria allegedly perpetrated by Syrian government forces, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the […]
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Peace Action joins dozens of groups in opposing US involvement in Yemen military offensive

Peace Action Blog - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 14:35
Peace Action joined with dozens of other advocacy, civil society, peace, and faith groups to send a letter to President Trump today expressing our grave concern over the proposed Hudaydah offensive in Yemen. The White House is expected to sign off this week on the Pentagon’s request to […]
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As Trump Relaxes Rules of Engagement, Civilian Deaths Are on the Rise

Peace Action Blog - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:44
Earlier this month, a U.S. coalition airstrike destroyed the better part of a residential city block in Mosul, Iraq, killing as many as 200 civilians, maybe more. But that was just one of the latest in a series of consequences of the Trump administration’s escalations of military force […]
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CREDO, MoveOn.org, Peace Action, and Win Without War Pledge to Resist any Trump Administration Effort to Propel the United States Into a War of Choice

Peace Action Blog - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:32
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2017 CONTACT:Brian Stewart | press@moveon.orgJosh Nelson | jnelson@credoaction.com Over the last weeks, major news outlets have reported increased civilian casualties resulting from U.S.-led bombings in Syria and Iraq.  Earlier this month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 42 people […]
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14 Years After Invasion, Iraq War’s Lessons Still Unlearned

Peace Action Blog - Tag: iraq - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 15:06
This article was originally published in the Huffington Post. Today, exactly 14 years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the ripple effects of that fateful decision are still being felt. The invasion is widely spoken of in damning tones as one of the most catastrophic foreign policy decisions […]
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14 Years After Invasion, Iraq War’s Lessons Still Unlearned

Peace Action Blog - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 15:06
This article was originally published in the Huffington Post. Today, exactly 14 years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the ripple effects of that fateful decision are still being felt. The invasion is widely spoken of in damning tones as one of the most catastrophic foreign policy decisions […]
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Press Statement: No Pre-emptive War on North Korea

Peace Action Blog - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:38
Washington, D.C. — March 17, 2017 — In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s reckless remarks raising the prospect of a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs at Peace Action, the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, released […]
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