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Call Your Rep. Today to Support Diplomacy with Iran! 202-224-3121

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:47
It can be argued that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week passed legislation that might make it harder for the international community to reach a final agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. Dozens of Representatives on the other side of the Capitol are taking a much more positive step to support the historic […]
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Thoughts on the way forward for the Iran nuclear deal

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 18:31
-Kevin Martin, Executive Director Starting with a great statement by journalist Robert Parry: “The April 2 framework agreement with Iran represents more than just a diplomatic deal to prevent nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. It marks a crossroad that offers a possible path for the American Republic to regain its footing and turn away from endless war.” […]
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Judithpalooza! Honoring a long distance runner for peace and justice

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:30
Thank You Party and fund appeal honoring Judith Le Blanc, former National Field Director, Peace Action Monday, April 27, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Turtle Bay Tavern 987 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022 between 52 and 53 Streets, a short walk from the United Nations Our esteemed and beloved colleague, friend, and peace and […]
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Call the Senate today – Don’t Ditch the Iran Nuke Deal

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:44
Last week, I sent you a very similar email that asked you to email Congress and ask them not to kill the historic Iran deal.  It’s working!  Some Senators’ extreme language has softened.  Nonetheless, this week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will mark up legislation (S.615) that could kill the Iran deal before it has […]
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Iran Deal Good for Israel

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:57
Washington, DC — April 13, 2015 — In response to the meetings President Obama will have with Jewish leaders today where the Iran framework reached by the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany (P5 + 1) and Iran will be on the agenda, Paul Kawika Martin the political director of Peace […]
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Tell Congress: Don’t Kill the Iran Deal

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:54
You have worked with us for nearly a decade to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, and that result comes via diplomacy, not war.  Our efforts, in coordination with a large coalition of organizations, combined with President Obama’s  determination, led to a historic framework agreement with Iran on its nuclear program, announced […]
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Peace Action’s Paul Kawika Martin on MSNBC.com – Why Congress should give a nuclear deal with Iran a chance

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 11:10
  04/02/15 07:09 PM—UPDATED 04/02/15 07:21 PM http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/why-congress-should-give-nuclear-deal-iran-chance By Paul Kawika Martin Today the United States, Iran, and other world powers announced significant progress on reaching a final agreement regarding Tehran’s nuclear program. The agreement is historic – initiating steps that will keep Iran from producing a nuclear weapon in exchange for lifting international sanctions […]
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Nuclear Weapons Group Praises Historic Iran Agreement

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:55
Nuclear Weapons Group Praises Historic Iran Agreement Washington, DC — April 2, 2015 — The United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany (P5 + 1) and Iran reached an historic framework agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program in Switzerland today.  The “Common Understanding On Principles” claims to take steps that will keep Iran […]
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Sign the Peace and Planet Nuclear Weapons Abolition Petition!

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:33
Over 2400 signatures in 24 hours!  Please add your name to the Peace and Planet petition and then pass it on to your friends! For Peace and Planet, Kevin Dear Kevin, This April, just before most of the world’s governments meet at the United Nations for the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, thousands […]
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The Brain Trust, the Love Circle and the Seed Sowers

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:41
  –Kevin Martin, Executive Director Last week I had a very enjoyable, short work trip to New York City. On Wednesday night, the indefatigable Judy Lerner (90+ years young!), who has served on the Peace Action national board for at least two decades, hosted a wonderful wine and cheese reception at her Manhattan apartment. Close […]
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For Peace and Prosperity, Support the People’s Budget

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:34
On Tuesday, the Republicans introduced a draconian budget proposal that would gut Medicare, defund the Affordable Care Act, and make deep cuts to domestic programs such as food stamps, housing, education, and the environment.   They’ve made these proposals before — but since they now control both Houses of Congress, it might really pass. Their budget […]
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Our Bill to Slash Nuke Weapons Funding

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:16
As you know, Peace Action formed over 60 years ago as The Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy to abolish nuclear weapons.  We have come a long way.  The world produced over 125,000 nuclear warheads and now around 17,000 remain.  And that number continues to decline. Write Congress now to move closer to abolishing nuclear […]
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Diane Nash, George W. Bush, Selma and Our Understanding of Nonviolence

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:22
–Kevin Martin, Executive Director In case you missed it, civil rights heroine Diane Nash, one of the relatively few women in leadership positions in the civil rights movement in the ’50s and ’60s (she was a key aide to Martin Luther King, Jr. and a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee or SNCC) boycotted […]
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Call Congress Now to Support Iran Diplomacy!

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 16:00
The Boehner/Bibi circus is finally in town. After weeks of media hype and legitimate debate Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress is tomorrow. Simultaneously, another bad bill, by Sens. Graham and Corker, has been introduced that could block a deal. They plan to use the speech to build support for anti-deal […]
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Two Peace Movement Book Events Next Week in DC with Authors Michael Heaney and Vincent Intondi

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:50
Our good friends at Busboys and Poets are hosting two very interesting book events in Washington, DC next week, well worth your time if you are free Monday and/or Tuesday evenings. Our good friends at Busboys and Poets are hosting two very interesting book events in Washington, DC next week, well worth your time if […]
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Please Join a Dozen Organizations in Telling Congress to Reject Endless War

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:49
    The U.S. Congress is considering another “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” — a broad approval for more war. Click here to oppose any new AUMF. This is the last thing we need. These wars are not making us safer but generating enemies. They are not surgical operations, but mass killings, as […]
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Peace Action’s Paul Kawika Martin on MSNBC.com — Is there an alternative to war with ISIS?

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:15
By Paul Kawika Martin The world has been pouring fuel on the Middle East inferno, yet expect something other than a larger blaze. On Tuesday, President Obama submitted language to Congress for an Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS. More gas on the fire. For six months now, Congress has ignored its […]
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Take Action to Stop Endless War

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 18:39
After six months of Congress and the Administration ignoring their constitutional duty, today President Obama sent language to Capitol Hill to authorize war for the next three years (an Authorization for the Use of Military Force or AUMF) against ISIS.  During the last six months of this military strategy, many argue little progress against ISIS […]
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Largest Peace NGO Opposes Obama’s War Proposal

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 16:39
Washington, DC — February 11, 2014 — In response to President Obama this morning sending proposed language for an Authorization of use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS to Congress, Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. released the following statement by its policy and political director, Paul Kawika Martin: After six months […]
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Let’s Give Diplomacy a Chance in Ukraine

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 14:10
I don’t pretend to be an expert on Ukraine, or Ukrainian-Russian social, historical and economic ties. I do recall after the break-up of the Soviet Union there was consternation in Ukraine, a country about the size and population of France in what Ukrainians consider to be the heart of Europe (it’s not “Eastern Europe,” that’s […]
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