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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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House Votes Down H Con Res 55 on Iraq/Syria War

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 17:49
Our pro-peace champions in the House of (Not all that) Representatives, Republican Walter Jones of North Carolina and Democrats Barbara Lee of California and Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, forced a vote in the House today on the U.S. involvement in the Iraq and Syria war(s), which of course have not been authorized by Congress as […]
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Please Call Your Rep Now to Oppose the War in Iraq and Syria

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 15:35
As you know, last week President Obama announced that he was going to send nearly 500 more troops to Iraq on top of the over 3,500 already sent.  Add to this 17,000 airstrikes over the region at a combined cost of nearly $3 billion all without an authorization of force (AUMF) from Congress as required […]
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Tell Congress Today – Oppose Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership – A Chance for Victory!

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 13:04
Thanks to Massachusetts Peace Action for this alert. This week the House of Representatives will debate and attempt to pass the latest Fast Track legislation after it won passage in the Senate. This legislation is supported by Wall Street and an army of corporate lobbyists, the same lobbyists who helped write the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Fast […]
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Join us next week for Human Rights on the Hill at UDC!

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 12:16
Our executive director, Kevin Martin, will be speaking next Wednesday at 10:30 am, but the whole lineup for this annual course organized by former national Peace Action board member Joshua Cooper is outstanding, hope you can make one or more of these sessions! Please join us at one or more sessions of this, the 14th […]
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Take Action: Tell President Obama to stop protecting Israel’s nuclear weapons monopoly in the Middle East

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:33
Disappointingly but not surprisingly, the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) at the United Nations ended last Friday in failure.  The United States and other nuclear powers continue to blow off their Article VI treaty obligation to negotiate the elimination of their arsenals, preaching abstinence to the non-nuclear states from a barstool while […]
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US defense of Israel’s nukes leads to failure of international non-proliferation and disarmament conference

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:47
–Kevin Martin, Executive Director To paraphrase one of my least favorite presidents, Ronald Reagan (though today he’s practically be a liberal), there they went again. Once again, despite President Obama’s recent assertion that the U.S. would cease knee-jerk support for and protection of Israel at the United Nations, the U.S. delegation to the every-five-years Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty […]
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Video of Move the Money training session in New Hampshire

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:36
Peace Action Education Fund’s Move the Money training program, in conjunction with our friends at National Priorities Project and funded by the Colombe Foundation, is in its third year of training local activists on the Pentagon budget and how to build powerful coalitions to impact federal spending priorities — to move the money from weapons […]
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Peace and Planet Statement to delegations to the NPT Review Conference

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:29
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) is scheduled to adjourn at the end of this week. There are serious questions about what, if anything, the conference will commit to in terms of concrete next steps toward global nuclear weapons abolition, as the treaty requires. Here is a statement to the governmental delegates to […]
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Your Priorities, Not War

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:22
by Paul Kawika Martin It’s that time of year when Congress figures out the federal budget for next year. The House will take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week. Despite the Republican stranglehold in the House they may allow a few amendments to be voted on where we can make a difference. Please […]
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Iran: Our Hard Work Pays Off

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:19
With a little over a month to go before negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) are concluded, everything is proceeding as planned. The technical details are being worked out in Vienna with no obvious hurdles in evidence at this writing. The deadline for presenting a final document, […]
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Liquid Blue

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:06
Carrying the banner of tolerance and understanding, Liquid Blue revisits classic peace songs on their latest album, Peace Anthems, and is sharing 25% of proceeds with Peace Action!  Thanks Liquid Blue! Liquid Blue, indie pop rock band formed in San Diego, has performed in more than 500 cities in 100 countries on six continents and […]
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Mobilization Brings Eight Million Demands for Nuclear Abolition to U.N.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:24
Peace Action just completed a series of successful events around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations.  We helped organize an international conference attended by over 700 nuclear abolition activists, a rally, march and peace festival where Mayor Kazumi Matsui, of Hiroshima, Jackie Cabasso, Joseph Gerson and Kevin Martin, co-conveners of […]
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Important House letter supporting diplomacy with Iran

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:29
Peace Action Hails 150 Reps Letter to Obama Supporting Iran Diplomacy Washington, DC — May 7, 2015 — In reaction to the letter organized by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and David Price (D-NC) praising the Obama administration’s diplomacy work with Iran on its nuclear program, Peace Action, the largest peace group in […]
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Continuing the Peace and Planet Momentum!

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 15:30
As the NPT Review Conference continues in New York, Peace Action and our allies continue to monitor the debates and proposals by participating governments (the Reaching Critical Will project of the 100 year old Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is a good resource on NPT happenings), but we are also looking to future […]
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Call Your Rep. Today to Support Diplomacy with Iran! 202-224-3121

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:47
It can be argued that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week passed legislation that might make it harder for the international community to reach a final agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. Dozens of Representatives on the other side of the Capitol are taking a much more positive step to support the historic […]
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Thoughts on the way forward for the Iran nuclear deal

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 18:31
-Kevin Martin, Executive Director Starting with a great statement by journalist Robert Parry: “The April 2 framework agreement with Iran represents more than just a diplomatic deal to prevent nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. It marks a crossroad that offers a possible path for the American Republic to regain its footing and turn away from endless war.” […]
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Judithpalooza! Honoring a long distance runner for peace and justice

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:30
Thank You Party and fund appeal honoring Judith Le Blanc, former National Field Director, Peace Action Monday, April 27, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Turtle Bay Tavern 987 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022 between 52 and 53 Streets, a short walk from the United Nations Our esteemed and beloved colleague, friend, and peace and […]
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