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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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Peace Action Iran article on MSNBC.com, please help promote!

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:39
Our Policy Director, Paul Kawika Martin, had this op-ed published by MSNBC (they gave it a less than great headline though). Please help promote the article by: Retweeting: https://twitter.com/PaulKawika/status/621810654962434049  Sharing: https://www.facebook.com/paulkawika Liking by going to the article and clicking the up arrow: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-iran-deal-isnt-perfect-its-better-another-war  Making positive comments.  Go to the article and comment.  The Iran deal isn’t perfect. But […]
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Tell Congress to Give Diplomacy, and Peace, a Chance!

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:54
  Dear Kevin, The ink had hardly dried on peace deal with Iran when opponents launched a multi-million dollar campaign to defeat the deal.  Make no mistake, Peace Action and our allies will need to go all out to insure we have the votes to sustain a presidential veto. I am forwarding Kevin’s alert from […]
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You Helped Stop a War! NOW Help Seal the Peace Deal with Iran!

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 14:14
You made history! The peace deal reached this morning with Iran thwarting any nuclear weapon production is one of the most important diplomatic accomplishments of the century so far. It demonstrates that intelligence, patience, creativity and an openness to conflict resolution can prevent war. Illustrating that, the history books, as usual, will be full of […]
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Statement on Peace Agreement with Iran

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 06:33
For Immediate Release:  July 13, 2015 Contacts: Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action, 951-217-7285 cell, pmartin@peace-action.org Kevin Martin, Peace Action, 301-537-8244 cell, kmartin@peace-action.org Largest Peace Organization Hails Historic Iran Agreement Washington, DC — July 13, 2015 — After several years of diplomacy, the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany (P5 + 1) […]
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US taxpayer dollars, $250 million of em, spent to train sixty, that’s 60, Syrian rebels (that’s fewer fighters than an NFL roster, and more expensive per gladiator!)

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 21:05
How about instead of throwing this money down the proverbial crapper, we use it to potty-train all the children in the world. Or for refugee/humanitarian assistance in Syria. This failure (which we’ve also seen with “training” “our guys” in Iraq and Afghanistan) was inevitable, since nobody could even guess what “success” would look like. Shut […]
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Action Alert: Hold Israel Accountable for Gaza Attack

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:22
From our friends at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (Peace Action is a member organization of the campaign) One Year Later, We Remember and Act Dear Kevin, Take action: Tell your Members of Congress to hold Israel accountable. Photo credit: Anne Paq. One year has passed since “Operation Protective Edge”, Israel’s ruthless […]
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No Nukes! President Obama Keep Your Promise!

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:27
It was President Obama who created the expectation that our country would lead a global effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.  In his Prague speech in April, 20009 he committed the U.S. to this goal: “I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without […]
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Oppose the U.S. Escalation of the War in Iraq

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:28
President Obama just announced that he will send 450 more American service members to Iraq. They will join the 3,000 troops already there, risking their lives in a deepening crisis that has no U.S. military solution. Luckily, two Iraq War veterans in Congress are standing up to calls for even more war. Reps. Ruben Gallego […]
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Join Peace Action at the US Social Forum in Philadelphia this Friday, June 26!

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:20
Peace Actionistas from the national office and our Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affiliates will give presentations and lead discussions on various peace and justice issues at three different sessions this Friday, June 26th at the US Social Forum at Temple University in Philadelphia. 1. Massachusetts Peace Action on a Foreign Policy for All, […]
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House Votes Down H Con Res 55 on Iraq/Syria War

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 17:49
Our pro-peace champions in the House of (Not all that) Representatives, Republican Walter Jones of North Carolina and Democrats Barbara Lee of California and Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, forced a vote in the House today on the U.S. involvement in the Iraq and Syria war(s), which of course have not been authorized by Congress as […]
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Please Call Your Rep Now to Oppose the War in Iraq and Syria

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 15:35
As you know, last week President Obama announced that he was going to send nearly 500 more troops to Iraq on top of the over 3,500 already sent.  Add to this 17,000 airstrikes over the region at a combined cost of nearly $3 billion all without an authorization of force (AUMF) from Congress as required […]
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Tell Congress Today – Oppose Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership – A Chance for Victory!

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 13:04
Thanks to Massachusetts Peace Action for this alert. This week the House of Representatives will debate and attempt to pass the latest Fast Track legislation after it won passage in the Senate. This legislation is supported by Wall Street and an army of corporate lobbyists, the same lobbyists who helped write the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Fast […]
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Join us next week for Human Rights on the Hill at UDC!

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 12:16
Our executive director, Kevin Martin, will be speaking next Wednesday at 10:30 am, but the whole lineup for this annual course organized by former national Peace Action board member Joshua Cooper is outstanding, hope you can make one or more of these sessions! Please join us at one or more sessions of this, the 14th […]
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Take Action: Tell President Obama to stop protecting Israel’s nuclear weapons monopoly in the Middle East

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:33
Disappointingly but not surprisingly, the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) at the United Nations ended last Friday in failure.  The United States and other nuclear powers continue to blow off their Article VI treaty obligation to negotiate the elimination of their arsenals, preaching abstinence to the non-nuclear states from a barstool while […]
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US defense of Israel’s nukes leads to failure of international non-proliferation and disarmament conference

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:47
–Kevin Martin, Executive Director To paraphrase one of my least favorite presidents, Ronald Reagan (though today he’s practically be a liberal), there they went again. Once again, despite President Obama’s recent assertion that the U.S. would cease knee-jerk support for and protection of Israel at the United Nations, the U.S. delegation to the every-five-years Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty […]
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Video of Move the Money training session in New Hampshire

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:36
Peace Action Education Fund’s Move the Money training program, in conjunction with our friends at National Priorities Project and funded by the Colombe Foundation, is in its third year of training local activists on the Pentagon budget and how to build powerful coalitions to impact federal spending priorities — to move the money from weapons […]
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Peace and Planet Statement to delegations to the NPT Review Conference

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:29
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) is scheduled to adjourn at the end of this week. There are serious questions about what, if anything, the conference will commit to in terms of concrete next steps toward global nuclear weapons abolition, as the treaty requires. Here is a statement to the governmental delegates to […]
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Your Priorities, Not War

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:22
by Paul Kawika Martin It’s that time of year when Congress figures out the federal budget for next year. The House will take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week. Despite the Republican stranglehold in the House they may allow a few amendments to be voted on where we can make a difference. Please […]
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