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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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Press Statement: The U.S. Needs More Diplomats Not Generals

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:54
Washington, D.C. — February 20, 2017 — In response to the appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to the post of national security advisor, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement: […]
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Trump and Netanyahu Aligning on Iran is a Bad Sign

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:00
This article was originally published in the Huffington Post. In the lead up to this week’s meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, multiple reports suggested that one of Netanyahu’s main goals would be pushing Trump to impose new sanctions on Iran, a move that […]
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Flynn’s Departure is a Win for Peace

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 18:57
This article was originally published on the Progressive. In the non-stop stream of stranger-than-fiction moments that is the Trump Administration, one of the strangest moments was provided during the brief tenure of Michael Flynn. Shortly after he was named National Security Advisor, it came to light that Flynn […]
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Press Statement: Michael Flynn’s Resignation is a Win for National Security

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 02:28
Washington, D.C. — February 13, 2017 — In response to Michael Flynn’s resignation from the post of National Security Advisor, Jon Rainwater, executive director of the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement: “You know we’re living in strange times when a National […]
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New START Was and Is a Good Deal for America, and the World

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 19:40
Washington D.C. – February 9, 2017 – In response to reports that President Trump denounced the New START treaty as one of President Obama’s “bad deals” in a call with President Putin, Jon Rainwater, the executive director of the United States’ largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the […]
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Full Senate Vote on Rex Tillerson Expected Tomorrow

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 14:37
In his nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rex Tillerson won approval on a party line 11-10 vote. This, like so much about the Trump administration, is not normal. Secretary of State nominations almost always sail through with broad bipartisan support given the importance of the […]
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Peace Action Decries Refugee Ban, Opposes Plan for Syria “Safe Zones”

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 14:45
Washington, D.C. — January 27, 2017 — In response to reports that President Trump will soon issue an executive order indefinitely banning refugees from Syria while blocking visitors from a number of Muslim-majority countries — likely to include Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — from entering […]
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Trump’s Vision for Iraq: “To the Victor Belong the Spoils”

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 16:55
Of all the absurd statements from the campaign trail that you might have expected President Trump to walk back after taking the oath of office, the one about taking Iraq’s oil might well have topped the list. But to the contrary, the President seemingly used his first speech […]
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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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