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Stop Militarizing the Police

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:33
The tragic death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson police is a reminder that the upsurge in violence is not restricted to the Middle East or any one place.  It’s right here in our own communities. Like the Trayvon Martin killing two years ago, the problems of racism, easy access to firearms, […]
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Interview on U.S. intervention in Iraq on Chinese television

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:20
Executive Director Kevin Martin was interviewed on the situation in Iraq on Saturday by Susan Roberts for CCTV-America, the U.S. division of the Chinese global television network. This was at the beginning of the broadcast, Kevin’s interview starts 3:40 into the show. CCTV-America Interview
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Action Alert and Press Release on U.S. Bombing in Iraq

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:23
Originally posted on Peace Action Blog:
ACTION: Call the White House at 202.456.1111 before 5:00 eastern time today. The message: “Yes to humanitarian aid, but no bombing, no new Iraq war!” Just two weeks ago, you helped us send a strong message to policy-makers in Washington when the House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res.…
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From the World Conference in Nagasaki: For a Nuclear Weapon-Free, Peaceful and Just World

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 13:15
Note: On the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Gensuikyo and other partners in Japan convened the 2014 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs  in Hiroshima and Nagasaki from August 2 to 9, under the theme: “For a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World”. Gensuikyo is one of the international and US organizations  we will […]
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Action Alert and Press Release on U.S. Bombing in Iraq

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:49
ACTION: Call the White House at 202.456.1111 before 5:00 eastern time today. The message: “Yes to humanitarian aid, but no bombing, no new Iraq war!” Just two weeks ago, you helped us send a strong message to policy-makers in Washington when the House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 105 stating clearly there is no […]
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Peace Action Speaks to No Nukes! Women’s Forum in Hiroshima

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:02
We are proud that Sally Jones, Chair of the Peace Action Fund of NYS spoke on August 5 in Hiroshima to the No Nukes! Women’s Forum. Here is her speech: New York City Prepares for the 2015 NPT Dear women of the Japanese nuclear abolition – No Nukes! – movement! Greetings from Peace Action.  From Staten […]
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On the Eve of the 69th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing, Please Sign the Petition for Nuclear Weapons Abolition!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:37
Sixty-nine years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, we need to remind the world of THE UNKEPT PROMISE to abolish nuclear weapons worldwide. THE STORY: Landmark lawsuits were filed on April 24, 2014 against all nine nuclear weapon states in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and, […]
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Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on greater humanitarian effort for Iraq

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:29
Peace Action and 35 colleague organizations signed onto this letter organized by the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC). July 30, 2014 The Honorable John F. Kerry U.S. Department of State Washington, DC 20520   Dear Secretary Kerry:   We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our grave concerns about the deepening human […]
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Gaza-Israel Peace Events in DC this week, starting tonight

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:29
There is a lot of activity happening here in the nation’s capital calling for an end to the siege of Gaza, here is a summary with links for more information. Washington Post op-ed by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-MN, “End the Gaza Blockade to Achieve Peace” Candlelight vigil for Gaza, tonight at 7 pm at the […]
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July 24 National Day of Action for an Immediate Ceasefire & Ending Assault on Gaza

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:14
Originally posted on Peace Action Blog:
By Judith Le Blanc, Field Director, Peace Action On Thursday, July 24, Join Peace Action and other in a national day of Congressional action for an immediate ceasefire and for an end to the Israeli military attack on Gaza. History proves that even after decades of violence on all…
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Some good news on the extension of nuclear talks with Iran

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:36
Amid the mostly awful daily news from the Middle East, one piece of good news came late last week. Iran and the “P5 +1″ (the U.S., Russia, England, France, China and Germany) agreed to continue negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program for another four months. The interim Joint Plan of Action deadline was July 20, but […]
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July 24 National Day of Action for an Immediate Ceasefire & Ending Assault on Gaza

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:21
By Judith Le Blanc, Field Director, Peace Action On Thursday, July 24, Join Peace Action and other in a national day of Congressional action for an immediate ceasefire and for an end to the Israeli military attack on Gaza. History proves that even after decades of violence on all sides, ceasefire and negotiations are the […]
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Your opposition to the Iraq War forced

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:22
Your opposition to the Iraq War forced the Bush administration to lie and dupe the American public to allow the invasion.  Our opposition ended that war earlier than the Bush administration wanted though at the cost of many American and Iraqi lives as well as trillions of tax payer dollars.  Don’t let the Obama Administration […]
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Interview on Iraq on Radio New Zealand

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 09:52
Our executive director Kevin Martin was interviewed about the situation in Iraq by Radio New Zealand on Saturday, give it a listen, it’s the second link on this page. Kevin’s interview follows an excellent commentary by Wayne Brittenden at about 4:50 minutes in.    
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Breaking News and Perspectives on Iraq

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:47
  President Obama just spoke on Iraq, here are some points from Win Without War, a coalition Peace Action helped found to oppose the Iraq war in 2002: Moments ago, the President finished a brief press conference in which he discussed the situation in Iraq. He announced that the US would be sending up to […]
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Urgent – Tell Congress: Cut Pentagon Pork, End War, Don’t Start a New One!

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 16:20
Today, the House is taking up its version of the National Department of Defense Appropriations Act.  This is one of the few chances that Congress votes on issues we care about.  Votes may start as early as this afternoon and continue through Friday afternoon. Please call (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Representative (or give the operator […]
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Call the White House – No Military Intervention in Iraq!

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 06:09
Last week, we generated thousands of email messages to President Obama, telling him no to U.S. military intervention in Iraq.  My thanks to all of you who took action! A decision on how the U.S. will respond to the developing crisis in Iraq is now imminent.  Please take action: Call the White House comment line at […]
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Tell President Obama “Don’t Try to Put Out the Fire in Iraq With Gasoline!”

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:13
by Kevin Martin Tell President Obama “Don’t Try to Put Out the Fire in Iraq With Gasoline!” Believe it or not, some are responding to the escalating violence in Iraq with calls for U.S. military intervention. Have they learned nothing? Please take action: Tell President Obama not to try putting out the fire with gasoline […]
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The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:31
The second edition of a terrific antidote to political despair is now available – The Impossible Will Take a Little While: perseverance and hope in troubled times, edited by author/activist and former Peace Action of Washington State President Paul Loeb. “Might possibly be the most important collection of stories and essays you will ever read.” —American […]
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Does War Have a Future? Peace Action National Board Member Larry Wittner on History News Network

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 15:22
by Lawrence S. Wittner Dr. Lawrence Wittner (http://lawrenceswittner.com) 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?“   National officials certainly assume that war has a future. According to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, world military expenditures totaled […]
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