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Peace Action Conference in Boston Nov. 8 – Chomsky, Kinzer, Bennis, Fletcher, Le Blanc and you!

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:00
A Foreign Policy for All Re-Thinking U.S. Foreign Policy for the 21st Century Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MIT Room 34-101, 50 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA  Confirmed Speakers Noam Chomsky, MIT Institute Professor, author,Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order Bill Fletcher, former president, Trans Africa Forum; author, They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 […]
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The legacy of WMDs in Iraq – the real ones, courtesy of Uncle Sam

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:21
Below is a letter to the editor sent to the New York Times (they didn’t publish it, happens to the best of us) prompted by an article last week on the actual weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq — no, not the nukes Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld lied to us about in order to invade […]
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Your Opinion Matters – Survey on U.S. War in Syria and Iraq

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:04
Please take a minute to complete a simple, four question survey regarding U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria.. It helps to know what you think.  We want our communications, and most especially our calls to action, to align with your interests and concerns.  That means greater participation and greater impact on decision makers. Asking […]
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Peace and Climate Justice: Inseparable

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:37
–Judith Le Blanc, Field Director The largest climate justice march in history thronged New York City September 21 and Peace Action helped to make it happen. Why? We because we believe that the only way we can save Mother Earth is by ending wars and militarism, which are the biggest obstacles to funding initiatives to address […]
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Elections Matter!

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:50
By Paul Kawika Martin As you know, midterm elections are only 5 weeks away. And one of the unique aspects about Peace Action is that we use all the tools in the social tool box to create a better world. Our comprehensive electoral work includes registering voters, educating candidates and the electorate and endorsing and […]
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War – What Is It Good For?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:56
–by Kevin Martin, Executive Director Two weeks ago the House of Representatives voted 273-156 to fund and train “moderate” Syrian rebels to fight the radical terrorist group Islamic State or ISIS. Thank you for your calls against this ill-advised scheme especially since Congress has not authorized the president’s new war in Syria and Iraq. Now, please […]
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Holding Congress Accountable for Syria Vote – Great Report from the Grassroots

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:09
Mike Keller, who is president of the Peace Action Education Fund and has been active for more than 30 years with Peace Action in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, prepared the following account of a meeting he attended this past week with U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, who serves his district in the House: “U.S. Rep. John […]
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Peace Action Statement on House Vote to Support Syrian Militias

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:30
For Immediate Release:  September 17, 2014   Contacts:               Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action, 951-217-7285 cell, pmartin@peace-action.org Kevin Martin, Peace Action, 301-537-8244 cell, kmartin@peace-action.org   Congress Shows Concern in Vote for Funding Syria Militias   Washington, DC — September 17, 2014 — In response to today’s House vote to arm and train Syria militias, Peace Action, […]
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Call Congress Today to Stop the Escalation of War in Iraq and Syria

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:39
Today is a national call in day to question the U.S. government’s ISIS strategy organized by two dozen groups including MoveOn, Veterans for Peace and Friends Committee on National Legislation (which provided the toll free number).  With Members of Congress participating in Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) hearings over the next few days […]
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War Doesn’t Work

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:54
By Judith LeBlanc, Field Director,Peace Action The media calls the U.S. public war weary. Yes, the people are war weary after seemingly endless and pointless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Deep down most people know that endless war is not a solution. The U.S. cannot bomb an organization, ideology, religious fanaticism or sectarian strife out […]
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Constitution Schmonstitution! Let’s go ahead and have a (we won’t call it a war) on ISIS/ISIL

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:53
Quick trivia question – on what subject was Barack Obama a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School? Birthers might say “Islam” but it was in fact Constitutional Law. So he knows full well, and at times has shown he understands, that the U.S. Constitution clearly assigns the power to declare war to Congress, […]
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Peace Action Responds to President Obama’s ISIS Speech

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:35
This press release went out last night, more to come soon. Peace Action Responds to Obama’s ISIS Plan   Washington, DC — September 10, 2014 — In response to President Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. made the following […]
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Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming!

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:01
We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it.  We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions from the way we live and from war and preparations for war.  We must end the fossil fuel energy economy which war protects. Join us for the People’s […]
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Just Two Months Until Crucial Midterm Elections

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:52
As you know midterm elections are only two months away.  Already Peace Action and our PAC has made a difference by endorsing candidates, contributing to primary elections, briefing candidates and collecting candidate questionnaires. Please give a contribution to Peace Action PAC now.  Even $5 can make a difference.  By law, $5,000 is the maximum you […]
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Stop Selling Death

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:35
  Moving from conflict to conflict in the Middle East, trying to keep up with the politics and players involved, the unrelenting violence, the rising death toll and refugee crisis, is as difficult as it is depressing.  There is one common thread however – from Gaza to Syria to Iraq to Egypt to Libya to […]
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Action Alert – Tell the Senate, “War Isn’t Working!”

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:38
The United States has been bombing Iraq off and on (mostly on) for about twenty-three, yes 23, years. Has it worked? Is Iraq peaceful, stable, secure? Have we eliminated potential threats to the U.S. and our allies, or have we exacerbated them? Has U.S. military engagement in the region, whether by bombing, invasion, occupation or […]
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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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