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Peace Action Op-ed and letter to the editor on Iran in the Cleveland Plain Dealer today!

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:40
Quite a two-fer, unusual to have an op-ed and letter to the editor in the same paper on the same issue on the same day! Well done Norman and Nina! Letter to the editor: Imposing new sanctions on Iran would scuttle nuclear program negotiations To the editor: Via patient, persistent diplomacy, the Obama administration and […]
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Tell the Senate to support patient, persistent diplomacy with Iran

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:37
The U.S. and its international allies are within reach of a peaceful resolution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear program. Negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program look very promising, with a framework agreement likely by March and a final deal possible by a June deadline. You may have seen promising media reports in the last day […]
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Promote Peace in the Press! Tell Senate Dems to support diplomacy with Iran, not sanctions and war – Target List and Sample Letters to the Editor

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 16:51
Senate Republicans, aided and abetted by some (even supposedly liberal) Democrats, are dead set on passing legislation to impose new economic sanctions on Iran, which will almost surely scuttle the promising negotiations around Iran’s nuclear program. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will introduce their new sanctions bill next week in the Senate […]
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Tell Congress: No Backtracking on Iran Diplomacy

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:13
The 114th Congress convened in Washington this week, with many Members eager to express their hawkish foreign policy views, especially when it comes to Iran. We need your help to explain to Congress why diplomacy matters. Many new Members of Congress are also new to foreign policy. They don’t understand their constituents care about nuclear […]
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Celebrating the World War I Christmas Truce, 100 Years Ago This Week

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:58
  –Kevin Martin, Executive Director In this season where “Peace on Earth” is often invoked, yet not always honored, remembering and celebrating peace history couldn’t be more appropriate. The story of the astonishing outbreak of the Christmas Truce one hundred years ago this week calls out for celebrating and sharing. During the first winter of […]
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Double Your Impact!

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:23
I am pleased to report one of our most steadfast supporters has awarded Peace Action Education Fund a challenge grant of $10,000. This means every tax-deductible gift we receive up to $10,000 will be automatically matched dollar for dollar starting today. It’s an opportunity that will allow us to plan a bit bigger as we […]
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The Movement for Global Nuclear Weapons Abolition: On from Vienna to New York City!

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:09
- Peter Deccy, Development Director Peace Action and our allies in the global movement for nuclear abolition won a small but significant victory at the Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons last week in Vienna.  We have been pressing the administration for over a year now demanding greater participation in international […]
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Senate Committee approves limited authorization for war on ISIS

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:56
–Kevin Martin, Executive Director Last Thursday, The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10 to 8 in favor of the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS/ISIL in Syria and Iraq, but with some limitations, read more in this article in Stars and Stripes. The importance of this vote remains to be seen, […]
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Torture is wrong, illegal and ineffective – do we really need to debate this?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:53
–Kevin Martin, Executive Director Apparently we do. Last week’s release of the Senate report on CIA torture, er “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” provoked a quite a media storm, including Dick Cheney and other Bush-league torture apologists and enablers defending not just their actions in the past, but the possible use of torture in the future. While […]
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Update on Senate Panel Vote: Today is a good day to tell the Senate, “No More War!”

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:50
          UPDATE DECEMBER 11: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-8 in favor of the AUMF for Syria and Iraq, but with some limitations, read more in this article in Stars and Stripes. The importance of this vote remains to be seen, as neither the full Senate or House plans to […]
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Do Wars Really Defend America’s Freedom?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:54
Not so much, according to Peace Action national board member and SUNY/Albany Professor Emeritus Larry Wittner. See his article on History News Network. 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?“ […]
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Largest Peace Group Supports Extending Iran Negotiations

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:05
Washington, DC — November 23, 2014 — In response to various sources citing that the P5 + 1 (the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany) and Iran will extend their negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program beyond today’s deadline until July, Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. released the […]
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Urgent Action: Tell Congress to support diplomacy with Iran

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:54
You’ll know from the past eight years that we have been writing you about Iran.  First, we were gravely concerned that Vice President Dick Cheney would sway the Bush administration to bomb Iran.  We have come a long way.  We expect this Sunday the international community including the U.S. will announce an agreement or a […]
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Alternatives to Endless War

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:50
 A Sustainable, Effective Response to ISIS   Instead of another endless war, Members of Congress should stand up in support of effective alternatives to combat the threat from ISIS. Below are possible ways for the U.S. government to take action. These are examples of the many alternatives available to move towards a political solution.   […]
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Some good (and even kinda funny!) news on nukes

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 16:37
While you might not have known it from the scant attention they received in the recent midterm elections, there is a lot brewing on Peace Action’s top priority issues these days. We’ll have more for you soon on a possible breakthrough deal on Iran’s nuclear program (the current deadline for a deal is in two […]
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Brief Election Post-Mortem

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:08
Among otherwise tough mid-term election results, six of the top eight candidates Peace Action endorsed and supported (along with Peace Action West, Peace Action Michigan and New Hampshire Peace Action) won yesterday. In the Senate, Jeff Merkeley (OR), Al Franken (MN), Gary Peters (MI) and Jeanne Shaheen (NH) won, with Bruce Braley (IA) losing. In […]
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Next Tuesday’s elections: Trick or Treat?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:57
Dear Voter, A few days after All Hallows’ Evening, the midterm elections will occur. Tuesday, November 4th. Your actions can make the results less scary.  Please take two actions now: Vote! Contribute to Peace Candidates!  Even if you are not registered to vote, a number of states allow you to register at the ballot box.  […]
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Letter to Obama Administration on upcoming nukes conference

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:57
The following news release is part of an ongoing effort to press the Obama Administration to participate in multilateral nuclear disarmament fora. Peace Action has helped lead this push for a few years now. The first link is to the letter we signed onto. Scuttlebutt is the Administration may soon decide on whether to attend the Vienna […]
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Peace Action Conference in Boston Nov. 8 – Chomsky, Kinzer, Bennis, Fletcher, Le Blanc and you!

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:00
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 - 16:21
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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