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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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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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