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Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the U.S., was founded in 1957. Groundswell exists to inform, engage and mobilize. Formerly, the Peace Blog.
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Peace Action Statement: Tillerson Advances & Trump Suggests Stealing Oil

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 20:40
Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 on a party line vote to report Rex Tillerson favorably out of the committee. This vote marked a strong break with a long tradition of recommending Secretary of State nominees with clear bipartisan support. The vote now heads to the Senate […]
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What a difference four days make – MLK’s holiday, followed by the Trumpocalypse

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:12
-by Kevin Martin, President, Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund Election loser by nearly three million votes Donald J. Trump, his Team Oligarchy Cabinet (17 of his appointees have more wealth than 1/3 of the US population) and the forces he has unleashed pose a grave danger […]
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Nuclear Negotiations Are Not a Real Estate Deal

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:30
Washington, DC — January 17, 2017 — Today Russia rebuffed President-Elect Trump’s suggestion that he would consider lifting sanctions against Russia in exchange for a nuclear arms agreement.  Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs, with Peace Action (the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization), made […]
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MLK, “Peaceful Means,” and the Iran Deal’s First Year

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:22
Washington D.C. – January 16, 2017 – On the one year anniversary of the implementation of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, Jon Rainwater, the executive director of the United States’ largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement: “One year ago today, the successful implementation of the Iran […]
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Let Exxon Keep T-Rex – We Need a Real Diplomat

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 17:09
It’s time. Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, has a hearing tentatively scheduled for next week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where the committee may vote on whether or not to send his nomination to the Senate floor for a final vote on his confirmation. You […]
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Scientists Tell Trump to Stick to the Iran Deal

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:29
Yesterday, 37 of some of the nation’s top scientists sent a letter to Trump urging him to stick to the commitments made by the U.S. under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement. The letter was spearheaded by Richard Garwin, […]
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New Years Resolution: Block These Appointments

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 15:19
We knew better than to expect a thoughtful and measured cast for the reality show that is Donald Trump’s cabinet appointment process. But for many of us, the presidential cabinet is shaping up to be worse than we could have imagined. While more or less everyone Trump has […]
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As U.S. Complicity in Yemen’s Suffering Continues, the Administration Obfuscates

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:17
After a coalition of gulf nations led by Saudi Arabia bombed a funeral in Yemen in October, killing over 140 people and injuring hundreds more, the Obama administration announced that it would conduct a review of its support to the Saudi coalition. And after months of silence, last […]
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Choosing the Path of Peace in Syria Part Four: Trump’s Assad Policy is Still Up For Grabs

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 18:52
This is Part Four of Peace Action’s multi-part series on U.S. Syria policy. By the time Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20th next year, the forces of the Assad government may have begun to consolidate control over western Syria’s population centers. That is certainly […]
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Coalition of 53 Organizations Oppose Flynn’s Appointment as National Security Advisor

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 16:10
Today a coalition of 53 organizations took a stand against the bigotry and anti-Islam ideology being promoted by key appointees to the incoming Trump administration. It’s important that we all take a stand. Please call your representatives and ask that they oppose the appointments of Mike Flynn and […]
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