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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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Iran: Our Hard Work Pays Off

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:19
With a little over a month to go before negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) are concluded, everything is proceeding as planned. The technical details are being worked out in Vienna with no obvious hurdles in evidence at this writing. The deadline for presenting a final document, […]
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Liquid Blue

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:06
Carrying the banner of tolerance and understanding, Liquid Blue revisits classic peace songs on their latest album, Peace Anthems, and is sharing 25% of proceeds with Peace Action!  Thanks Liquid Blue! Liquid Blue, indie pop rock band formed in San Diego, has performed in more than 500 cities in 100 countries on six continents and […]
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Mobilization Brings Eight Million Demands for Nuclear Abolition to U.N.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:24
Peace Action just completed a series of successful events around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations.  We helped organize an international conference attended by over 700 nuclear abolition activists, a rally, march and peace festival where Mayor Kazumi Matsui, of Hiroshima, Jackie Cabasso, Joseph Gerson and Kevin Martin, co-conveners of […]
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Important House letter supporting diplomacy with Iran

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:29
Peace Action Hails 150 Reps Letter to Obama Supporting Iran Diplomacy Washington, DC — May 7, 2015 — In reaction to the letter organized by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and David Price (D-NC) praising the Obama administration’s diplomacy work with Iran on its nuclear program, Peace Action, the largest peace group in […]
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Continuing the Peace and Planet Momentum!

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 15:30
As the NPT Review Conference continues in New York, Peace Action and our allies continue to monitor the debates and proposals by participating governments (the Reaching Critical Will project of the 100 year old Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is a good resource on NPT happenings), but we are also looking to future […]
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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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