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Japan’s Peace Movement Will “Never Give Up!”

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:34
by Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director, New Jersey Peace Action originally published by The Socialist On the International Day of Peace 2015 (September 21), I spoke at the First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway, a New Jersey Peace Action recognized Peace Site, about being a local peacemaker and working to create a culture of peace. I welcomed […]
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After the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Will the Nuclear Powers Also Play by the Rules

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 15:19
Peace Action board member Larry Wittner on History News Network By Lawrence S. Wittner Dr. Lawrence Wittner ( is Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany. His latest book is a satirical novel about university corporatization and rebellion, What’s Going On at UAardvark? “Тягач МЗКТ-79221 (комплекс Тополь-М)” by ru:Участник:Goodvint – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons. When all […]
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There They Go Again, R’s Still Trying to Scuttle the Iran Peace Accord!

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 15:57
If by the end of tomorrow no legislation is passed to oppose the Iran agreement, it will move forward.  Republicans have tried to ditch the accord but Democrats in the Senate have blocked them twice now.  Even if such a bill passed, President Obama would veto and it is very clear that there is enough support […]
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Senate shenanigans on Iran accord continue, but Peace is greater than Fear!

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 16:48
Who knows why, but the Senate is again “debating” (I’d say speechifying) the Iran nuclear accord. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) scheduled another cloture vote for 6:00 today (with the vote being held open for several hours because of Rosh Hashanah)  less than a week after the last vote failed 58-42 (60 votes are needed […]
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Celebration in DC of Victory in the Senate on Iran Accord

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 22:43
Dupont Circle, Washington DC, vigil (which was a celebration since the Senate vote this afternoon to uphold the Iran peace agreement). Photos by Eric Swanson, Peace Action’s Database Manager (for nearly 20 years!)
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Peace Action Applauds Senate Vote to Uphold Iran Peace Deal

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 16:57
September 10, 2015 NATION’S LARGEST PEACE AND DISARMAMENT ORGANIZATION HAILS SENATE VOTE TO UPHOLD IRAN PEACE ACCORD   Washington, DC—Peace Action, the country’s largest peace and disarmament organization, founded in 1957, hailed today’s Senate vote to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by the U.S. and its allies with Iran.   “What a great day […]
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Update on Congress and Iran Accord: Sausage and legislation…

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 20:32
…are still the two things one doesn’t want to watch being made (well I’ve had some very good vegan sausages lately which one probably could watch being made but that’s beside the point). Opponents of the Iran nuclear peace accord are in a lather to try anything and everything to kill it, and they don’t […]
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Free State Peacemongers – Protest Sen. Cardin’s opposition to Iran Deal Monday!

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:19
Next week, Congress will take up the historic peace agreement with Iran, with votes expected in the House of Representatives and Senate by the end of the week. Our junior senator, Ben Cardin, has just announced that he will vote against the Iran accord.  In addition, he is planning to introduce legislation that will undercut […]
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#TBT – To Yesterday’s National Day of Action for the Iran Peace Deal!

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:59
“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” — The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Action affiliates, chapters, associates, members and volunteers put MLK’s words into practice yesterday as part of a national day of action (over 200 around the country!) involving dozens of national and local […]
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Pro-Iran Diplomacy Op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 16:30
by Norman Robbins of Cleveland Peace Action Iran nuclear deal – the pros outweigh the cons When arguments about the Iran nuclear deal rage over arcane matters such as the allowable kilograms of low enriched uranium, the reliability of Additional Protocol inspections, or whether Iran can reprocess spent fuel, most of us find our eyes […]
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Please Join Us – National Day of Action for Iran Deal this Wednesday!

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 13:01
What: National Day of Action for Iran Deal When: This Wednesday Aug. 26 Where: Sign Up Here and Details We’ve been waiting for this moment. Peace Action has taken action for a peace agreement with Iran for over a decade. Thank you for your consistent advocacy. Finally that agreement is within reach. But, as you […]
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TV clip of Iran actions in MD yesterday

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:33
Featuring Peace Action’s own Jean Athey!
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Maryland Rocks! Pro-Peace with Iran actions today at four of Sen. Ben Cardin’s offices.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 19:41
Free State peace-mongers at Senator Ben Cardin’s Rockville office today urging him to support the Iran peace deal, part of coordinated actions at four of his offices including Capitol Hill, Baltimore and Bowie. Peace Action leaders also delivered over 5500 petition signatures in support of the Iran nuclear agreement. Cardin is a key vote as […]
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Validators of Iran Nuclear Deal

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:27
  SUPPORT FOR THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT BY HUNDREDS OF EXPERTS WORLDWIDE, AS WELL AS BY A MAJORITY OF AMERICAN JEWS:  REFERENCES AND EXCERPTS   Norman Robbins, Aug. 23, 2015   See Americans for Peace Now website (a major reference for this document) for additional information and ongoing updates:   PART ONE: SUPPORT FROM […]
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Marylanders, show up for peace with Iran at Sen. Cardin’s offices tomorrow!

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:25
Here is a great opportunity to raise your voice for peace in support of the Iran peace deal. Please come join us in Baltimore, Rockville, Bowie or on Capitol Hill if you can and spread the word to other Maryland peace-mongers! Peace Action;  Peace Action Montgomery;  Maryland United for Peace and Justice; CODEPINK;  Baltimore Pledge […]
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Peace Action Statement on US Helicopter Crash at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:25
Okinawa, Japan — August 12, 2015 — Hours after Paul Kawika Martin, the policy and political director of the United State’s largest peace organization, Peace Action, addressed protesters in front of Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan a U.S. helicopter crashed in the ocean near the base. He is available for phone, in-person or Skype interviews […]
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Action Alert: Show up for peace with Iran at Congressional Town Hall Meetings this month!

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 15:45
  Our August campaign to build support for the peace deal with Iran is off to a great start.  Yesterday at the Manhattan office of New York Senator Chuck Schumer, Peace Action of New York State led a demonstration that attracted close to 500 people, sending Sen. Schumer a powerful message of outrage against his […]
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Peace Action Statement from Hiroshima-On 70th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:47
Hiroshima, Japan — August 5, 2015 — On the 70th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings (August 6th and 9th), Paul Kawika Martin, the policy and political director of the United State’s largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement from the official commemoration in Hiroshima. “Here in Hiroshima, on the 70th Anniversary of […]
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Peace Actionistas in the press in support of the Iran peace deal

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:46
Besides pressuring Congress, getting our voices for peace into the media is one of the most important things we can do to support the Iran nuclear deal. Please check out these media hits, and like/promote/circulate as you see fit. Jon Rainwater, Peace Action West Executive Director in Huffington Post — Huckabee, Trump, Netanyahu and the […]
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Iran Deal – Keep Dialing for Peace! Congress Needs to Hear from You!

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:58
About two weeks ago we celebrated the historic deal with Iran we all worked on over the last decade.  As you know, the agreement would make it impossible for Iran to build a crude nuclear weapon for at least 15 years with intrusive inspections and monitoring to last indefinitely.  Once Iran complies with blocking the […]
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