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Pro-Iran Diplomacy Op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 16:30
by Norman Robbins of Cleveland Peace Action Iran nuclear deal – the pros outweigh the cons When arguments about the Iran nuclear deal rage over arcane matters such as the allowable kilograms of low enriched uranium, the reliability of Additional Protocol inspections, or whether Iran can reprocess spent fuel, most of us find our eyes […]
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Please Join Us – National Day of Action for Iran Deal this Wednesday!

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 13:01
What: National Day of Action for Iran Deal When: This Wednesday Aug. 26 Where: Sign Up Here and Details We’ve been waiting for this moment. Peace Action has taken action for a peace agreement with Iran for over a decade. Thank you for your consistent advocacy. Finally that agreement is within reach. But, as you […]
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TV clip of Iran actions in MD yesterday

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:33
Featuring Peace Action’s own Jean Athey! http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/08/20/sen-cardin-under-pressure-ahead-of-decision-on-iran-deal/
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Maryland Rocks! Pro-Peace with Iran actions today at four of Sen. Ben Cardin’s offices.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 19:41
Free State peace-mongers at Senator Ben Cardin’s Rockville office today urging him to support the Iran peace deal, part of coordinated actions at four of his offices including Capitol Hill, Baltimore and Bowie. Peace Action leaders also delivered over 5500 petition signatures in support of the Iran nuclear agreement. Cardin is a key vote as […]
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Validators of Iran Nuclear Deal

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:27
  SUPPORT FOR THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT BY HUNDREDS OF EXPERTS WORLDWIDE, AS WELL AS BY A MAJORITY OF AMERICAN JEWS:  REFERENCES AND EXCERPTS   Norman Robbins, Aug. 23, 2015   See Americans for Peace Now website (a major reference for this document) for additional information and ongoing updates: https://peacenow.org/page.php?name=iran-deal-awaiting-news-from-vienna   PART ONE: SUPPORT FROM […]
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Marylanders, show up for peace with Iran at Sen. Cardin’s offices tomorrow!

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:25
Here is a great opportunity to raise your voice for peace in support of the Iran peace deal. Please come join us in Baltimore, Rockville, Bowie or on Capitol Hill if you can and spread the word to other Maryland peace-mongers! Peace Action;  Peace Action Montgomery;  Maryland United for Peace and Justice; CODEPINK;  Baltimore Pledge […]
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Peace Action Statement on US Helicopter Crash at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:25
Okinawa, Japan — August 12, 2015 — Hours after Paul Kawika Martin, the policy and political director of the United State’s largest peace organization, Peace Action, addressed protesters in front of Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan a U.S. helicopter crashed in the ocean near the base. He is available for phone, in-person or Skype interviews […]
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Action Alert: Show up for peace with Iran at Congressional Town Hall Meetings this month!

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 15:45
  Our August campaign to build support for the peace deal with Iran is off to a great start.  Yesterday at the Manhattan office of New York Senator Chuck Schumer, Peace Action of New York State led a demonstration that attracted close to 500 people, sending Sen. Schumer a powerful message of outrage against his […]
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Peace Action Statement from Hiroshima-On 70th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:47
Hiroshima, Japan — August 5, 2015 — On the 70th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings (August 6th and 9th), Paul Kawika Martin, the policy and political director of the United State’s largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement from the official commemoration in Hiroshima. “Here in Hiroshima, on the 70th Anniversary of […]
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Peace Actionistas in the press in support of the Iran peace deal

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:46
Besides pressuring Congress, getting our voices for peace into the media is one of the most important things we can do to support the Iran nuclear deal. Please check out these media hits, and like/promote/circulate as you see fit. Jon Rainwater, Peace Action West Executive Director in Huffington Post — Huckabee, Trump, Netanyahu and the […]
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Iran Deal – Keep Dialing for Peace! Congress Needs to Hear from You!

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:58
About two weeks ago we celebrated the historic deal with Iran we all worked on over the last decade.  As you know, the agreement would make it impossible for Iran to build a crude nuclear weapon for at least 15 years with intrusive inspections and monitoring to last indefinitely.  Once Iran complies with blocking the […]
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Peace Action Iran article on MSNBC.com, please help promote!

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:39
Our Policy Director, Paul Kawika Martin, had this op-ed published by MSNBC (they gave it a less than great headline though). Please help promote the article by: Retweeting: https://twitter.com/PaulKawika/status/621810654962434049  Sharing: https://www.facebook.com/paulkawika Liking by going to the article and clicking the up arrow: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-iran-deal-isnt-perfect-its-better-another-war  Making positive comments.  Go to the article and comment.  The Iran deal isn’t perfect. But […]
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Tell Congress to Give Diplomacy, and Peace, a Chance!

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:54
  Dear Kevin, The ink had hardly dried on peace deal with Iran when opponents launched a multi-million dollar campaign to defeat the deal.  Make no mistake, Peace Action and our allies will need to go all out to insure we have the votes to sustain a presidential veto. I am forwarding Kevin’s alert from […]
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You Helped Stop a War! NOW Help Seal the Peace Deal with Iran!

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 14:14
You made history! The peace deal reached this morning with Iran thwarting any nuclear weapon production is one of the most important diplomatic accomplishments of the century so far. It demonstrates that intelligence, patience, creativity and an openness to conflict resolution can prevent war. Illustrating that, the history books, as usual, will be full of […]
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Statement on Peace Agreement with Iran

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 06:33
For Immediate Release:  July 13, 2015 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 Largest Peace Organization Hails Historic Iran Agreement Washington, DC — July 13, 2015 — After several years of diplomacy, the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany (P5 + 1) […]
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US taxpayer dollars, $250 million of em, spent to train sixty, that’s 60, Syrian rebels (that’s fewer fighters than an NFL roster, and more expensive per gladiator!)

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 21:05
How about instead of throwing this money down the proverbial crapper, we use it to potty-train all the children in the world. Or for refugee/humanitarian assistance in Syria. This failure (which we’ve also seen with “training” “our guys” in Iraq and Afghanistan) was inevitable, since nobody could even guess what “success” would look like. Shut […]
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Action Alert: Hold Israel Accountable for Gaza Attack

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:22
From our friends at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (Peace Action is a member organization of the campaign) One Year Later, We Remember and Act Dear Kevin, Take action: Tell your Members of Congress to hold Israel accountable. Photo credit: Anne Paq. One year has passed since “Operation Protective Edge”, Israel’s ruthless […]
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No Nukes! President Obama Keep Your Promise!

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:27
It was President Obama who created the expectation that our country would lead a global effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.  In his Prague speech in April, 20009 he committed the U.S. to this goal: “I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without […]
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Oppose the U.S. Escalation of the War in Iraq

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:28
President Obama just announced that he will send 450 more American service members to Iraq. They will join the 3,000 troops already there, risking their lives in a deepening crisis that has no U.S. military solution. Luckily, two Iraq War veterans in Congress are standing up to calls for even more war. Reps. Ruben Gallego […]
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Join Peace Action at the US Social Forum in Philadelphia this Friday, June 26!

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:20
Peace Actionistas from the national office and our Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affiliates will give presentations and lead discussions on various peace and justice issues at three different sessions this Friday, June 26th at the US Social Forum at Temple University in Philadelphia. 1. Massachusetts Peace Action on a Foreign Policy for All, […]
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